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AICC Cancels 2020 Spring Meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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March 12, 2020 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, after careful consideration and in the interest of our members’ health and wellbeing, has canceled the 2020 Spring Meeting, which was scheduled for April 1-3 in Carlsbad, CA. Recent developments with COVID-19 in California, combined with updated corporate travel policy restrictions among member companies, led the AICC Executive Committee and staff to take this decision.

”An AICC National Meeting is a signature event anticipated by members and known for delivering great content. We did not take the decision to cancel lightly, but rather due to the extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, now a pandemic, and to California’s recommendation that no gatherings should exceed 250 people. Our members’ health and safety will always be AICC’s primary consideration,” stated AICC President Michael D’Angelo.

AICC is contacting registrants with instructions on how to receive a registration credit for the next Spring Meeting or a refund of registration fees.

AICC thanks the many members who planned to attend the Spring Meeting and the meeting and golf sponsors who supported it, namely:

  • Premier Gold- Poteet Printing Systems
  • Premier Silver- HP
  • Premier Bronze- Sun Automation Group
  • Welcome Reception- EFI
  • Networking Lunch- WestRock
  • Breakfast & Break- Oklahoma Interpak and Flint Group
  • Technology- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America
  • Mobile App - Baumer HHS
  • Folding & Rigid Box Dinner- Emmeci and Baumer HHS
  • Lanyards & Bags- Stafford Corrugated Products, Inc.
  • Hotel Key Cards- Koenig & Bauer
  • Program Guide Printing- Huston Patterson
  • Contributors- JB Machinery, Durst, & Haire Group
  • Major Golf Sponsor- Hood Container Corp.
  • Golf Caddies- Schwarz Partners
  • Golf Gift Cards- Bobst
  • Lunch Buffet- Cascades Containerboard
  • Golf Carts- Fosber
  • Golf Photographer- BCM Inks
  • Networking Reception- Cascades Sonoco, Equipment Finance Corp, and Durst
  • Beverage Cart- AG Stacker, Bradford Company, Litho Press, Inc., and Rusken Packaging
  • Driving Range- Isowa
  • Golf Towels- Poteet Printing Systems
  • Golf Hats- Goepfert Machinery
  • Golf Guide Printing- Lewisburg Printing Co.
  • Golf Signs Printing- Dusobox/Mako Board
  • Contest Holes- American Corrugated Machine Corp., Akers Packaging Service Group, KemiArt, SUN Automation Group
  • Golf Holes- Alliance Machine Systems, Atlantic Packaging Products, Apex International, Bay Cities, BW Papersystems, Carolina Container, EAM Mosca, EMBA Machinery, Engineered Recycling, Flint Group, Haire Group, Hood Container Corp., Jamestown Container, JB Machinery, KaoCollins, Lewisburg Printing Co., McLean Packaging, Pamarco, Standard Printing Co., StandFast Packaging, Valco Melton, and Wasatch Container
  • Partners- NV Business Publications: Board Converting News & Corrugated Today

AICC looks forward to seeing everyone at AICC/TAPPI SuperCorrExpo, September 13-17, 2020, in Orlando, FL.

Questions about the cancellation can be directed to Cindy Huber, AICC Director of Conventions & Meetings, at chuber@aiccbox.org or 703.836.2422 or Laura Mihalick, Senior Meeting Manager, at lmihalick@aiccbox.org or 703.836.2422.