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2019 Annual Leadership Conference

March 13-15, 2019 | San Diego

About ALC: the premier networking and educational event for the wood packaging industry. For the past 5+ years, attendance has exceeded 500.

Registration opening soon! Make sure you're set to receive email notices regarding NWPCA events.

Flyer for distribution. Download the Save the Date flyer (PDF) for the 2019 ALC to share and distribute with your industry colleagues.

Host Hotel

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
Click to make hotel reservations. (Discounted room rate of $309 + tax until February 15th or when room block is sold out.) 


 Wednesday, March 13

Golf Tournament benefiting The Pallet Foundation
Committee Meetings
Opening Reception

Thursday, March 14

Educational Sessions

  • Building a Culture of Innovation Through Profit, Purpose & People
    Jackie Freiberg, author and subject matter expert
  • The State of Jobs, Manufacturing & the Economy
    Chad Moutray, NAM Chief Economist
  • Trucking Trends and the Future of Transportation
    Bill Cassidy, Senior Editor for Trucking, Domestic Transportation at The Journal of Commerce
  • Implementing a Positive Workforce Culture into Your Business
    Jackie Freiberg, author and subject matter expert
  • Fire Code & Your Facility
    Bill Koffel, fire protection codes and standards expert

Member Mingles

Reception with Auction benefiting The Pallet Foundation

Friday, March 15

Educational Sessions

  • Politics & Your Business in the Present-Day Trump World
    Bruce Haynes, Political Analyst, Sard Verbinnen & Co.
  • Five Steps Towards Protecting Your Business & Changing Public Perception
    Ken Fields, FleishmanHillard
  • OSHA's Safety Focus Areas: A Panel Discussion

Member Mingles

Closing Celebration


Exhibit & Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the ALC? Please contact Mark Barford for more information.

Registration Opening Soon!

Donate Early for the the Pallet Foundation Auction

It's never too early to donate! The Pallet Foundation Auction is a highlight of the ALC, and is held Thursday evening. Follow this link to donate an item.

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