AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, announced the upcoming Southwest Summit, taking place June 19-20, at the Live by Loews Hotel in Arlington, Texas. This event promises to be an exceptional opportunity for networking, education, and industry insights.

The Summit will kick off as the Texas Rangers take on the New York Mets at the Global Life Stadium. This unique experience combining America’s favorite pastime with networking opportunities will set the tone for an engaging event. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour prominent facilities in the area. Harris Packaging, a sheet plant with 290,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, will showcase its innovative operation.

Participants can be some of the first to see the new Greif CorrChoice Dallas bulk corrugated manufacturing facility. This plant will primarily make triple wall sheets and jumbo boxes and will have capabilities that include inline gluing and stitching.
Attendees will also tour Dieco/Graphics 2 Press. Dieco is a leading company in the cutting die industry, specializing in designing and manufacturing precision cutting dies used in the packaging industry. Graphics 2 Press is a prominent player in the print plate industry, offering a wide range of printing plates.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) visit will provide valuable learning opportunities. Attendees will enjoy lunch and hear from Mariam Yousuf, business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who will present trends in the local economy and future outlooks. As a member of the Research Department’s regional group, Mariam conducts research on regional economic issues, coordinates the production of and writes the release for the Dallas Fed’s Banking Conditions Survey and Agricultural Survey, and helps produce the Eleventh District Beige Book — the Dallas Fed’s survey of regional economic conditions.

The event will wrap up with an evening networking reception at the Choctaw Lounge at Texas Live. Attendees are encouraged to book their rooms at the Live by Loews Hotel to enjoy the convenience and luxury of staying at the event’s primary venue. For more information and to register, visit

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