AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, announced open registration for the 2023 Annual meeting in the heart of Bourbon City. Attendees will hear from top-notch speakers, attend invigorating workshop sessions, network with friends and colleagues, and experience what Louisville, Kentucky has to offer on September 18-20.

Independent II, Premier Packaging, and Greif CorrChoice will showcase their facilities on local plant tours. There will be three buses that will rotate between each location. All buses will visit each location. All buses will end for lunch and bourbon tasting at the Farmington Historic Plantation. Registration for the plant tours is $250 per person and also includes a continental breakfast at the hotel prior to departure. 

Networking events include a night at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs; Bourbon distillery tours; Emerging Leaders networking event at Howl at the Moon; and lunch  that will feature a keynote presentation by Tripp Crosby, a comedic host, inspirational speaker, and filmmaker.

Crosby’s comedy sketch, “A Conference Call in Real Life,” is one of the most popular workplace comedy sketches of all time, going viral on YouTube twice: once when he created it in 2013 and again in 2020 when the painful experience of participating in conference calls became an even more relatable topic.

Entries are also being accepted for the AICC and Board Converting News Innovator of the Year Competition, which recognizes innovative solutions created by both AICC box plant and supplier members that enhance the efficiencies, productivity, product quality and bottom line profitability of the independent box plant.

This year’s category is non-machinery and is open to AICC supplier members. Visit to download the entry form and learn more about the competition rules. 

To register for the AICC Annual Meeting, visit Super early registration rate ends on July 21. The deadline to book rooms at the Louisville Marriott Downtown is August 25. For more information, contact Laura Mihalick at [email protected] or Cindy Huber at [email protected].

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