The Contract Packaging Association (CPA), Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., announced a continued partnership with IPACK-IMA, one of the largest global exhibitions for processing, packaging, converting and logistics.
CPA began working with IPACK-IMA at the 2014 Pack Expo International show, which was presented by PMMI, Reston, Va. In 2015, CPA sent a delegation to the IPACK-IMA exhibition to investigate synergies and opportunities for both organizations to expand global exposure. CPA plans to attend the next exhibition, which takes place May 29-June 1, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
“These strategic opportunities [like working with IPACK-IMA] allow Italian manufacturers to tap into the entrepreneurial drive of CPA members with the joint vision of global synergy,” says John Mazelin, CPA executive director.

And, this partnership provides a tactical opportunity to supply resources on a scalable range, from local entry to nationwide coverage, according to Nikki Johnson, CPA member communications director.
“The Contract Packaging Association represents an increasingly important sector in the packaging industry,” says Riccardo Cavanna, president, Ipack Ima srl, owner of the IPACK-IMA shows. We are especially pleased with the partnership of this American association to be continued on the occasion of IPACK-IMA 2018, a strategic platform for their members for high-level technological update and new business development.”