AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, will its members to Louisville, Kentucky, September 18-20 for the 2023 Annual Meeting.
Over three days, attendees will experience the best of Louisville during a night at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, Bourbon Distillery Tours, and lunch at the historic Farmington Plantation.
Stephanie Stuckey, CEO, Stuckey’s Corp., will provide the keynote presentation, Looking Back to Move Forward.
Tim Bergwall, Group President, Paper Packaging & Services, Greif, Inc. & President of Soterra Land Management LLC, will present The State of the Industry during the Focus Session. The economy and strategies to grow today are the other Focus Session topics that will be addressed by George Staphos, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Gene Marks, CPA, Author & Columnist, and Small Business Owner.
Participants will have a lunch presentation with Tripp Crosby, the comedy filmmaker and entrepreneur behind the comedy sketch called “A Conference Call in Real Life” and leader of Very, Very Video, an agency that works with companies like Zoom, Snowflake, Monday.com, Coke, and Ford to increase their brand awareness.
The Way Forward: Mastering Life’s Toughest Battles & Discovering Your Purpose is the message from closing keynote speaker Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, Marine, Firefighter, and New York Times Best-Selling Author. His New York Times best-selling book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War, is an account of his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal, where three U.S. Marines, a U.S. Navy corpsman, and Afghan soldiers went missing in Afghanistan after being ambushed by 50 insurgents.
Meyer earned his Medal of Honor for his actions during this battle, which was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest.
Attendees will also be able to participate in three plant tours featuring Independent II, Premier Packaging, and Greif CorrChoice.