President's Message

headshot of president of PPC Sam Merenda

Our Spring 2018 Meeting is in the history books. It was certainly one which produced several milestones for the organization and our members, which was highlighted by a record attendance of 184, membership of 260, and a very successful Tradeshow which sold out with 51 exhibitors. Some of the comments that were passed on were how much everyone enjoyed the Renaissance Tampa Hotel with its wonderful amenities, our technical speakers, Keynote Speaker message, and of course, casino night. A big thank you goes out to, the Board, Long Range Planning Committee, Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs, Brenda and her staff, all of our Sponsors and most of all, our membership for making this meeting one to remember. As usual, it was great seeing all of you there, and I encourage you to continue your participation.

That being said, it's time to begin your planning to include this year’s Fall Meeting at the historic DeSoto Hotel in beautiful Savanna, Georgia. At this meeting, we will be holding our second “Speed Networking” session building on the success of the Fall 2017 inaugural event. This was very popular so I might suggest anyone wanting to participate, get your registration completed as soon as you receive the meeting invitation. Mark your calendar, the dates are August 26 th -28 th 2018. We will also be offering PPC College- Packaging 101, our most popular session. I encourage all members to visit the PPC website for a wealth of information including our revised Mission and Vision Statements.

Thank you again to all of you. From the President’s Podium, I wish you a great spring and summer.

Best Regards,
Sam J. Merenda, Jr.