2011 Agenda


February 24-27, 2011
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, AZ

(Subject to change)

Thursday, February 24

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Board of Directors Meeting 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Foyer-East)
Check In/ Registration

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Catalina Ballroom)
Speakeasy Dinner Event

Psst...do you know the password? Enter CPA's 1920s prohibition-style booze and gambling joint. Don't forget to wear your spats and remember to "speakeasy..."

Friday, February 25

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Foyer JKL)
Full Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Catalina Ballroom)
General Sessions

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  
President’s Opening Comments & Introductions
John Riley, President, Contract Packaging Association

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  
Keynote: Jeff Hayzlett, The Hayzlett Group

The Mirror Test - Is Your Business Really Breathing?
Jeff Hayzlett led the turnaround of one of the most iconic brands in the world as the Chief Marketing Officer of KODAK with some of the most innovative approaches to marketing. Jeff will share his Kodak experiences and give you step-by-step strategies to help make sure your business is alive and breathing and THRIVING!

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  
Break and Jeff Hayzlett book signing by Barnes and Noble. The Mirror Test will be available for purchase with Jeff on hand for autographs! 

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
POWER UP! Your Sales
Kate Koziol, President, K Squared Communications
Kate Koziol helps companies be more successful by increasing their visibility and creating demand for their offering. Since founding K Squared Communications more than a dozen years ago, she has helped companies ranging from entrepreneurial start ups to Fortune 100 organizations be more successful.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Gold Sponsorship Presentation
Mike Dewsbury, VP of Packaging, Resin Technology Inc. (RTi)

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outdoor lunch buffet (Croquet Court)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
POWER UP! Executive Panel Q&A
Panel will address innovations, legal and financial issues, sales and marketing strategies and how all impacts contract packaging.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Contract template work unveiled and Committee introduction
Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., Principal Attorney, Eric F. Greenberg, P.C.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gold Sponsorship Presentation
Jason Tham, CEO, Nulogy

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Upper Terrace)
President’s Welcome Reception and Dinner Event 

Saturday, February 26

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Foyer JKL)
Full Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Catalina Ballroom)
General Sessions

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CPA Membership Business Meeting
John Riley, President, Contract Packaging Association

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
POWER UP! Mergers and Acquisitions
Mark Burgett,  Managing Director, Wind Point Partners

Mark will be addressing one of today's hottest topics in contract packaging - mergers and acquistions. Mark's experience in this arena includes leading acquisitions in the following companies: Hearthside Food Solutions; Ryt-Way Industries; Cloud Packaging; Consolidated Biscuit Corporation; Nonni's Food Company; Old London Foods; Santa Maria Foods; and Golden Temple (cereal division). Find out how mergers and acquisitions impact the packaging business with a focus on contract packaging.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
POWER UP! By Brushing Up on the Latest Legal News
Eric F. Greenberg, Principal Attorney, Eric F. Greenberg P.C.

Eric will help you understand the latest news in packaging law and how it impacts contract packaging and your business. Eric concentrates his practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. His food and drug work has included regulatory counseling, new product development, negotiation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state agencies, handling recalls, and defending enforcement actions.

Open Afternoon

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament - scramble format – box lunch provided.

Challenge yourself at one of the two 18-hole championship Tucson golf courses designed by world famous architect, Tom Fazio; the Canyon Course and the Mountain Course offer a picturesque day of golf in Tucson through the desert cacti and scenic canyons of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Dinner on your own

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Upper Terrace)
Dessert, Coffee & Cordials
Golf Tournament Prizes Awarded

Sunday, February 27

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Foyer JKL)
Full Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Catalina Ballroom)
General Sessions

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Comments
John Riley, President, Contract Packaging Association

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
POWER UP! Work - Life Balance
Dan Johnson, Executive Director, Wellness Council of Arizona

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Gold Sponsorship Presentation
Nikki Johnson, Marketing Coordinator, FoxJet

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
POWER UP! Where Did My Customers Go?
Thomas L. Hudgin, President, Wilmington Quality Associates

Tom's focus is helping companies improve competitive performance by teaching effective leadership skills, improving company image, having highly motivated employees and creating delighted customers. Tom has written several novels, including a high adventure mystery novel called Incident at Cat Island and an international mystery thriller called The Andros Connection.  He also wrote the book titled Winning At Packaging – Keys to Success From the Human Side published by the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

11:00 a.m.
Questions and Answers/ Wrap Up and Adjourn
John Riley, President, Contract Packaging Association