2022 ENGAGE – The Contract Packaging and Manufacturing Experience Agenda

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Incredible Social & Networking Opportunities. Just Have Fun!

Golf Outing – Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Fishing Excursion – Fishing in the Gulf
Sea Kayaking – Clear Bottom Kayaking at Shell Key

5:30 PM

Kick Off Event:   Beach Party at the Hilton - MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE

Music (a very special DJ), Food, Fun and Beverages Actually on the Beach!

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022
7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet - Tabletop Exhibits - Great Networking Opportunity and Chance to

Learn About the Latest Technology Innovations 

7:30 AM

First Time Meeting Attendees or New CPA Member Welcome Session

All new CPA members and first time event attendees welcome!

8:30 AM

President's Opening Comments & Introductions

Rob Reinders, President

Contract Packaging Association

  Spouses Event - Check the Front Desk

8:45 AM

Global Trends Defining Consumer Behavior in 2022

David Mackinson, Senior Research Manager



The Future of Packaging and Consumer Trends

Brian Wagner, Co-Founder and Principal

PTIS Global

10:15 AM


Networking Break and Exhibition Session
10:45 AM

CPG Panel Discussion  (CPGs and Brands)

The Strategic Use of CoMans / CoPacks Both Now and Into Future


Jason Tham, CEO



Newman's Own -  Ryan Bouchard, Contract Manufacturing Manager

Bush Brothers - Robby Martin, Engineering Specialist

Natural Essentials - Lee Ann Halley, Director

Amplify (Hershey) - Erika Nava, Director of Supply Chain Growth and Optimization

P&G - Mike Chaney - Former EVP, Global Supply Chain

2:00 PM Networking Session - How Many People Can You Meet?
3:00 PM Networking Break and Exhibition Session
3:30 PM

Workforce, Labor and New Regulations - An Overview

Tom Landry, President

Allegiance Staffing



Workforce and Labor Issues and Solutions as Viewed by CoMans, Brand/CPGs, and Suppliers


Tom Landry, President

Allegiance Staffing


GreenSeed - Leslie Dhalin, Director of Finance

FedEx - Michael Bell, Business Development Executive

Hearthside Food Solutions - Scott Robison, Director of Business Development

Polypack -  Brian McCann, Director of Global Accounts

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Exhibition Area & President's Reception

Join us for refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and networking before your evening dinner plans!

  Dinner On Your Own! Many Restaurants Within Close Walking Distance (List is Posted)
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2022
6:30 AM Fun Run/Walk - Join us for an Early Day Activity!
7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet - Tabletop Exhibits
8:45 AM

CPA and the Industry "What's New and How Can we Help You?"

Ron Puvak, Executive Director,

Contract Packaging Association

Joe Angel, President

PMMI Media Group

State of the Industry - The Untold Story

Carl Melville, President

The Melville Group


Mergers or an Acquisition, How You Fit into the "Opportunity"

Tom Blaige, President

Blaige & Co.

10:15 AM  Networking Break - Exhibition Area
10:45 AM

Cybersecurity and its Impacts on this Industry

George Forrester, Partner

AHT Insurance


Copacking with Cobots: How to Close Your Labor Gaps

Meredith Owen, MBA, Head of Business Development

Southie Autonomy


President's Final Remarks

Rob Reinders, President

Contract Packaging Association

NOON Meeting Adjourns
Special Event

NETWORKING EVENT - Tour of Polypack Facility and their Fantastic Automobile Museum