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71% of AICC General Members have seen a 45% growth in sales since 2010.

By comparison, industry statistics for the same period show a 17% growth in sales for the entire industry.

When you invest and engage we will deliver success.



AICC is the largest member Association in paperboard and corrugated in North America with more than 400 printing & converting General Members and Associate Members.

AICC Membership is for the full company, so all employees at all locations will have access to member benefits after you complete the application.

Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, so if you join now, you will pay the full membership fee, then your first renewal in June will be prorated to reflect your join date.

You can find AICC members in our online iDirectory. The iDirectory is open to the public, and many of our members us it to find their suppliers and partners, however, inclusion in the iDirectory is an exclusive member benefit.


Membership in AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, now includes all AICC online courses as part of its membership benefits package. Over 40 courses, a value of over $5,000 per employee, are now available to every employee at every location of AICC General and Associate Member companies. See all available courses. We have seen a 10-fold increase in participation since April.

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Technical issues can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. AICC members have unlimited access to three technical advisors:

  • Ralph Young, Corrugated Technical Advisor
  • Tom Weber, Folding Carton Technical Advisor
  • Doug Friel, Safety & Risk Management Advisor

AICC experts have decades of collective experience and are saving members time and money with their advice and support. See the Experts blog.


AICC, hosts two national meetings each year. AICC has put together a great Spring Meeting with a new format that offers more programming and networking opportunities for attendees but will still run over a 3-day period from Monday, April 16 to Wednesday, April 18.  We will explore the forces of "disruption” with regard to e-commerce, retail, technology and the outlook for the global containerboard and paperboard markets.

We recently hosted over 500 representatives of AICC Member Companies at our Spring Meeting in Phoenix, April 16-18. You can read about some of the educations and connections disrupted Phoenix. See upcoming National Meetings.


A well trained employee is more likely to stay at a company longer and perform better. AICC offers 15-20 seminars and webinars each year covering professional development for all departments. See all upcoming events. See upcoming seminars and webinars

If you need to train a larger group AICC can also come to you with specially designed in house training to build your team.


AICC hosts 8-10 topical meetings around the country each year. Attendance at these programs ranges from 40-150 people. You can connect with independent converters around the country. See our upcoming Summits and more are being added every week.


Developed for general members, CEO Advisory Groups allow participants to confide in a peer, share ideas and receive honest feedback. It creates a group that will offer relevant advice. Read more.


The AICC Emerging Leader program is is dedicated to providing the rising stars in the industry with the information they need to develop and thrive in the paper packaging industry. Emerging Leaders, which are defined as roughly 35 years of age or younger, meet regularly at AICC's national meetings in sessions specific to their needs; they participate in active industry training programs; and they provide valuable input to the future direction of AICC, and of our corrugated, folding carton and rigid box industries. We develop at least 3 EL programs per year and occasionally offer ELs exclusive discounts on programs that we think are most relevant to them. Learn more.


We offer many opportunities for exposure, such as writing articles or advertising, in BoxScore, our premier magazine, inBox, our electronic newsletter, or on the AICC website. Members receive special pricing on our advertising.

See all opportunities in our Media Kit.


All AICC meetings are specifically designed to build strong relationships between all members, Associates and Generals, AICC is an Association of equals. AICC’s Associate Members have been welcome since its founding and have voting rights on the Board of Directors and seats on the Executive Committee.