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INTERPAL 2018 & Plant Tour CONFERENCE Schedule

The schedule of events is tentative. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, receptions, education, exhibit and bus transportation to the pallet facilities. For security reasons, all participants must use bus transportation provided for the plant tours. All other vehicles may be denied entrance at each facility. 


9:00 am - 2:30 pm  NWPCA Committees - Click for schedule
5:00 pm Exhibit Opens (Exhibit Hall)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception with Exhibits (Exhibit Hall)
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CWPCA Annual General Meeting and Dinner/Social (Closed)
(Separate fee for additional CWPCA Member participants)
(Regency Room, 2nd Floor)


7:00 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibits (Exhibit Hall)
7:45 am Bus Loading /Departures for Plant Tours - North Tour
(Northland Pallet, Pallet Service Corporation, Viking Engineering)
(Nicollet Foyer Hotel Exit)
 8:30 am  Bus Loading/Departures for Plant Tours - South Tour
(Berry Pallets, J&B Pallet, Villaume Industries)
(Nicollet Foyer Hotel Exit)
Mid-day Lunch for Both Tours Sponsored Exclusively by Rotochopper, Inc. (at Berry Pallet and Northland Pallet) 
approx. 5:00 pm Buses Return from Plant Tours to Hotel
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  Optional Spouse Tour (Separate fee for tour)
(Nicollet Foyer Hotel Exit)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Networking Reception with Exhibits (Exhibit Hall)


6:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall)
6:30 am - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Exhibit Hall)
8:00 am - 4:15 pm  Interpal Educational Sessions:  (Nicollet Ballroom, Sections B-C)
8:00 am - 8:30 am  Welcome Address: U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN)
NWPCA and CWPCA Welcome
8:30 am - 9:30 am Keynote Speaker: "Value Selling in Competitive Times, a Total Profit Added Approach" - Todd Snelgrove, Author and Subject Matter Expert
9:30 am - 10:00 am  Networking Break (Exhibit Hall) 
10:00 am - 11:00 am "Wood Packaging and Trade Facilitation"
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  "Lumber Supply Trends: Short-Term Long-Term, International"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm "Healthy Forests, Markets and Communities: Critical Conversations"
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm  "Global Issues and Insights, and Shared Commitments" 
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Bonus Session: "Wood Pallet and Unit Load Design: PDS™ An International Expansion"
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Closing Celebration - fun, casual North American theme

About our Hosts




Pallet Service Corporation 
Maple Grove and Little Canada, Minnesota

Northland Pallet 
Hugo, Minnesota

Viking Engineering and Development 
Fridley, Minnesota

Bonus: Robotic pallet dismantling live demo at Northland Pallet

Berry Pallets
Waseca, Minnesota

J&B Pallet 
Eagan, Minnesota

Villaume Industries
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Bonus: Robotic pallet dismantling live demo at J&B Pallet

For more details about our Plant tour hosts, please click here.

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