The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) announces 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 Pack Expo International in 2014. In 2015, CPA sent a delegation to the IPACK-IMA exhibition to investigate synergies and opportunities for both organizations to expand their global exposure. CPA plans to attend the next exhibition – hosted every three years in Milan, Italy – taking place in 2018.

“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 CPA executive director John Mazelin.

According to Nikki Johnson, CPA member communications director, this partnership provides a tactical opportunity to supply resources on a scalable range, from local entry to nationwide coverage.

“The Contract Packaging Association represents an increasingly important sector in the packaging industry,” says Riccardo Cavanna , president, IPACK IMA. “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.”