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RPA Member Sponsors Support Informational and Networking Opportunities at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Arlington, VA, August 24, 2011 – Thanks to the added support of seven of its members, the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is hosting its largest ever Reusable Packaging Pavilion and providing educational and networking opportunities at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The premium sponsors for all events and the Pavilion are IFCO Systems and CHEP. Gold sponsors of the conference sessions and Networking Reception are iGPS and Brüel International. Silver sponsors that are also supporting the Networking Reception are Schoeller Arca Systems, Inc., Buckhorn Inc, and The Kennedy Group.

The RPA is presenting two conference sessions as part of the Sustainability Track of the Conference at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The educational sessions are designed to help attendees address key issues facing users and potential users of reusable packaging. Also at the show, the RPA is hosting a comprehensive Reusable Packaging Pavilion that will showcase products and services for reusable packaging from 23 industry leaders, as well as membership information at the RPA booth #6063. In addition, the RPA is hosting its annual Networking Reception for members and their invited guests. Complete information on all RPA activities at PACKEXPO can be found at

“RPA would like to acknowledge the financial support of these members for our activities during the show,” said Drew Merrill, Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning, Container and Pooling Solutions, Inc., RPA Chairman. “Their support enables the RPA to further its mission of promoting the value of reusable packaging in today’s supply chains at one of the world’s largest packaging trade shows. It helps increase industry awareness to a broad audience of packaging professionals and helps establish our association as the voice of our industry.”

“PACK EXPO Las Vegas is an incredible stage for our industry,” said Jerry Welcome, President, RPA. “The RPA will be well represented at the show with 23 members exhibiting in our Reusable Packaging Pavilion. We have developed two, information-packed educational sessions as part of the Sustainability Track of the PACK EXPO conference program, and we will host our annual industry networking event on the evening of the first day of the show. All of these activities support our mission and objectives as an organization, and are made possible by the support of our exhibiting member companies and the very generous help of our sponsors.”

About the RPA
The Reusable Packaging Association is a collaborative effort between manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging. The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and uses its knowledge of the members’ products and services to advance the adoption of reusable packaging and systems throughout the supply chain. The RPA is focused on promoting the expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries. For more information, visit or call (703) 224-8284.

Media contact: Jerry Welcome
PACK EXPO Booth #6063
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-224-8284 Fax: 703-243-5612
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