Board Converting News, December 27, 2021

Registration Open For AICC 2022 Spring Meeting In Palm Desert AICC, the Independent Packaging Association announced that registration is now open for the 2022 Spring Meeting at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California, on April 6-8, 2022. AICC is thrilled to welcome back the paper packaging industry for a must-attend in-person event as industry ex- perts and business gurus discuss the topics to help mem- ber companies grow and reach strategic alignment. The meeting will also feature plant tours and social and net- working opportunities to help you connect with your peers and expand your current network. Topics to be covered during the meeting include: • Current state of the containerboard and paperboard industry and outlook for the future • Lessons on leadership through times of uncertainty • Supplier innovations in the corrugated, folding carton & rigid box industries • COVID, the economy, inflation and mid-term elections • Tactics, strategies and actions to increase profitability • How to think about your business as a system • (EPR) Legislation updates channeling human energy to transform your company Keynote speakers include: • Richard Phillips: Real-life inspiration for the movie “Cap-

tain Phillips” and author • Sean McDermott: The Traction Group and founder and Certified EOS Implementer • Terry Webber: Executive Director, Packaging, at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) • Gene Marks: CPA, author, columnist, and business ex- pert • Mark Roberts: CEO of OTB Solutions • Ed Wallace: Managing Director of AchieveNEXT Rela- tional Capital The JW Marriott Resort has implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, keeping with their high standards of cleanliness and luxury service: • Per the hotel’s policy: Unless it is required by local law or order, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings in indoor or outdoor areas of the hotel. They ask that all unvaccinated guests contin- ue to wear face coverings and practice social distanc- ing when they are in public spaces inside the hotel. • The city of Palm Desert does NOT require masks in restaurants, shops, etc. • The city of Palm Springs currently requires proof of vac- cination and masks are required for indoor restaurants and shops, etc. • For any indoor events, AICC will be implementing so- cial distancing. Visit for more information or to reg- ister for the event.

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