BoardConverting Serving the North American Corrugated and Folding Carton Industries for 36 years March 16, 2020 VOL. 36, NO. 11

AICC Emerging Leaders Driving Industry Change BY REBECCA RENDON

AICC Cancels 2020 Spring Meeting In CA

WHAT’S INSIDE 6 x x 8 x x 12 x x 26 x x What Business Owners Must Know To Weather Coronavirus Dick Harper Dies Peacefully At 85 PPC 2020 Spring Conference: New Opportunities Abound 38 PACK EXPO East Exceeds Industry Expectations AICC, The Independent Packaging Associa- tion, after careful consideration and in the in- terest of its members’ health and well being, has canceled the 2020 Spring Meeting, which was scheduled for April 1-3 in Carlsbad, Cali- fornia. Recent developments with COVID-19 in California, combined with updated corpo- rate travel policy restrictions among member companies, led the AICC Executive Commit- tee and staff to take this decision. “An AICC National Meeting is a signature event anticipated by members and known for delivering great content,” said AICC Pres- ident Michael D’Angelo. “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 Cali- fornia’s recommendation that no gatherings should exceed 250 people. Our members’ health and safety will always be AICC’s prima- ry consideration.” AICC is contacting registrants with instruc- tions on how to receive a registration cred- it for the next Spring Meeting or a refund of registration fees. AICC thanks the many mem- bers who planned to attend the meeting and CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

AICC Emerging Leaders delegates announced in an e-mail to members that a “restructure” of the program will be officially launched at the AICC Spring Meeting in Carlsbad, California. “We have redeveloped the Emerging Leaders program to provide a strong ROI to the Emerging Leader member, their sponsoring compa- ny and the AICC, through tiered levels of participation,” said Emerging Leader Delegates, Daniel Brettschneider and Cassi Malone, in their an-

nouncement. “This new restructure will provide our Emerging Leader members with a self-paced track of opportunities to grow their leader- ship skills and expertise in the industry, based on their interest, goals and time available. This new structure will give all participants the op- portunity to make the program what they want it to be and provide a substantial impact on the AICC and the industry, preparing them for leadership roles in the future.” The announcement included a detailed chart of opportunities that are available to Emerging Leader members, including: e-learning train- ings, webinars on specific content requested by the Emerging Leader members, networking events, in-person trainings, writing a story for a trade publication, serving as a New Member Ambassador at an AICC event, and more. Emerging leaders will no longer be considered as simply a social network of young professionals, but rather a rigorous, respected pro- gram in the industry, offering top young talent self-paced opportuni- Members of AICC’s Emerging Leaders enjoyed a social networking outing at a Cleveland Indians game at the Chairman’s Meeting earlier this year.


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