78th RIPA Annual Conference and Exposition

Exhibitor List Updated

Thank you to those already registered!

 Join friends and colleagues, new and old, at the 2019 RIPA Annual Conference and Exposition October 2-4, 2019 at the beautiful Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.

The event is being held in tandem with IPANA’s Annual Conference October 1-3.

  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all that’s new in the industrial packaging industry.   Nowhere else will you find this collection of experts and leaders from all parts of the business.   And as always, we have created a great program with top quality presentations and social events.

 The keynote speaker will be Mr. John McConnell, a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush.   Also featured will be Mr. Ernie Davis, ExxonMobil, who will  talk about future energy prospects through 2040.   And an expert on the “circular economy” is also being added to the roster.

The Suppliers Exposition, starting Wednesday evening and continuing into Thursday, is promising to be a grand event in itself.   A record number of informative displays are expected in Naples.  Confirmed as Exhibitors thus far:

Banjo Corp.                 BASCO, Inc.                     Catalytic Products  Intl.
CDF Corp.                    Clean Earth Systems    Con-Tech Intl.
Drum Parts, Inc         Merco Machines            NLB Corp.
Picco Coatings          Quala                                 Rod Stewart Consulting
Sheboygan Paint      TriSure                              Vecoplan, LLC
Enterprise Marking Products
 You won’t want to miss the Chair’s Dinner on Thursday evening.   Our Chair has something special in mind for this casual “Wig Out” dinner, complete with entertainment (see FAQs on optional attire).  Join us and thank out-going Chair, Brian Evoy, for a job well done!

And of course, you can’t overlook the beautiful environs and the copious amenities at the Naples Grande.   The resort is a short walk down a nature trail to the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  And the hotel features virtually everything you could want in either a working environment or time for leisure and recreation.  Please note: Accompanying Persons (i.e., wives, children, non-employees) will receive a voucher to use at the Naples Grande Spa.    There is no “spouses’ tour” this year.

Conference registration, as well as room reservations, are open now.
Signup today  HERE.   
You will be emailed a confirmation.   If you have any questions, contact RIPA’s Events Coordinator, Bonnie Cunningham, at  [email protected]  or


 The hotel cutoff date is Monday, September 2nd

And please take note of this:   In the process of registering, you can also sign up for the RIPA – IPANA Golf Outingon October 2nd   OR    the RIPA – IPANA Deep Sea Fishing Excursion!    You will see more information in the registration process.

Finally, the Naples Grande Concierge can help arrange a number of activities:  Sea Plane, Everglades Tour, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Trolley Tours, Catamaran or Jet Skies.  Enjoy!

  The Basic Schedule is here:
Tuesday October 1, 2019
IPANA Sessions
IPANA Reception (RIPA attendees invited)
Wednesday October 2, 2019
IPANA Sessions continued
Joint Golf Outing or Deep Sea Fishing
Joint Welcome Reception & Suppliers Exposition
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Suppliers Exposition continued to 3:00 pm
Joint RIPA IPANA Main Program    am
Joint Luncheon
RIPA Product Groups    pm
RIPA Chair’s Dinner (special event)
Friday, October 4, 2019
RIPA Annual Business Meeting & Plenary Session    am
Lunch  (provided)
RIPA Board of Directors    pm (ending 4:00 pm)
REFUND POLICY:  RIPA can offer a refund of 50% of the total registration fee per person up until September 13th, 2019.   From that date on, no refunds can be made as all funds are contractually committed.  A written request will need to be sent to Paul Rankin at [email protected] to request the 50% Refund up until September 13th, 2019.
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association
51 Monroe Street  Suite 812
Rockville, MD  20850

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