Board Converting News, September 12, 2022

INDUSTRY CALENDAR . SEPTEMBER 19-21 AICC/TAPPI 2022 Corrugated Week: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. OCTOBER 11-13 FTA Fall Conference: Covington, Kentucky. OCTOBER 23-26 PACK EXPO Int’l: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. OCTOBER 26-28 PPC Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference: Hyatt Re- gency Austin, Austin, Texas. OCTOBER 27 AICC Canada/CCCA Tabletop Conference: The Design Exchange, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOVEMBER 1 Chicago TAPPI What’s New: Oak Brook Marriott, Illinois. NOVEMBER 1 AICC Mexico Annual Meeting & Trade Fair: Riu Plaza Guadalajara Hotel, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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