FPA 2024 Annual Meeting


March 20 – 22, 2024

Tucson, AZ 85750

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FPA 2024 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 20, 202412:00 am

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The Hotels and Venues

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Drive

Tucson, AZ 85750

All attendees must make their own hotel reservations. Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly at 800-234-5117. The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort agreed to a special room rate starting from $299 (plus taxes) per night. The room reservation deadline is February 23, 2024. If you are booking a room via phone, please mention that you are with the FPA Annual Meeting.


The FPA 2024 Annual Meeting will be an in-person meeting held March 20-22, 2024, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ.

Meeting details will be posted as it becomes available.

The meeting will offer great networking opportunities for industry leaders and senior management and features the presentation of the winners of the 2024 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The FPA 2024 Annual Meeting is for FPA Members Only. Non-members, who are eligible for membership, may only attend the meeting if they are sponsored by a current FPA Member and have not attended a meeting in the past. Please click here to view FPA members.

Event Agenda

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.ELC Meeting (Salons H&I)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Executive Committee Meeting (Hospitality Suite 2206)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Board of Directors Meeting (Salons H&I)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception (Bill's Grill, the Canyon Club, & Cascade Terrace)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Welcome & Achievement Awards Dinner (Grand Ballroom)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Networking Party (Coyote Corral)
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session I (Grand Ballroom)
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Buffet Networking Lunch (for non-golfers, Ventana Heights Terrace)
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Golf Tournament (the Ventana Golf & Racquet Club)
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception (Ventana Heights Terrace)
Friday, March 22, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Session II (Grand Ballroom)
Friday, March 22, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Buffet Networking Lunch (Bill's Grill and Cascade Terrace)


Avis Car Rental

Loews guests save up to 25% off base rates when you book with Avis. Experience the most of your getaway by exploring the local sights and attractions around Loews. Now that you’ve booked your Loews stay, why not add a car rental to your upcoming trip? Exploring local neighbors, visiting natural attractions such as nearby beaches and parks or dining at top rated restaurants can be easily accomplished with a rental car from Avis. Avis has many vehicles to select from whether you’re traveling with a group of friends, your family or you’re traveling solo.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Services & Amenities

At the Loews Ventana Canyon, you can walk out the back doors and step into the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert. Inspired by nature and the surrounding saguaro cactus, architect John Hill constructed the resort to blend into the southwestern landscape.

If you appreciate the serenity of the outdoors, you’ll love spending an afternoon exploring miles of hiking trails as far as the eye can see. Golf fan? You’ll want to play a round of golf on one of our two PGA, Tom Fazio-designed courses. Or perhaps a morning game of tennis or pickleball is more your speed (open seasonally). Here, you can immerse yourself in the hotel’s history with a tour of the grounds. Afterward, enjoy a swim in our two heated pools or a trip to our award-winning Spa, then recline on our luxurious pool deck and take in the spectacular scenery all around you.

Hotel Dining

At the Loews Ventana Canyon, it’s all about locally grown products, farm-fresh ingredients, and innovative menus created by our award-winning chefs that capture the unique flavors of this remarkable Southwest destination. Whether you stick to one favorite among our dining options or try them all, you’ll find that our chefs’ passion and pure Southwestern flavors are the main ingredients at our restaurants and lounge.

Looking to lounge around? Loews Ventana Canyon has two lounges for you to enjoy. And of course, you can always order drinks poolside.

Lakeside Spa & Fitness

Find your perfect balance at the Lakeside Spa & Fitness Center, where we invite you to escape everyday distractions and discover a haven for rejuvenation, restoration, and indulgence. Let the panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains envelop you and tune in to our spa’s calming spirit and relaxing energy. This magic of the desert touches everything we offer.

Golf and Tennis/Pickleball

Welcome to our golf and tennis/pickleball paradise! From bogies to birdies, from aces to cross-court winners, Loews Ventana Canyon is a golf and tennis lover’s paradise. Business travel or leisure travel … there’s always time for your favorite sport.

Visit Tucson

Things to do in Tucson

More than just saguaros and Sonoran hot dogs, Tucson, AZ is a cultural and natural hub where visitors can experience the Southwest as it was meant to be. In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Tucson offers a modern perspective of the old west.

The city is home to a wide range of museums, historic sites, hiking trails, golf courses, and some of the most unique flora and fauna in the world, giving visitors plenty to do during their visit. From our gardens and zoos to our museums and university campus, Tucson’s unique beauty shines through our wide range of attractions and our vibrant downtown districts.

Downtown Tucson

f you haven’t visited lately, you’re in for a surprise. Downtown Tucson is having a renaissance as new restaurants and hotels, music, art, and events fill the streets and tune in to the casual Southwestern vibe.

As you approach Downtown Tucson, watch for street signs leading to the six districts: Main Gate, Fourth Avenue, Congress Street, Presidio, Convention, and Mercado. Each district has its own history, and together they offer opportunities to experience Tucson's many entertaining sides. Follow the signs for an adventure through Tucson's first neighborhoods or a direct route to a favorite destination.

The four-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar connects all six downtown districts, so sampling Tucson's unique culture and cuisine has never been simpler.

Tucson Dining

Plenty of cities have great places to eat or go out for a drink, but what makes Tucson different is the fusion of cultures found only here in Southern Arizona. Native ingredients grown by indigenous peoples in the region for thousands of years led us to be designated as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the country. Mexican culture is at the core of the local art and music scene and has allowed Tucson to become the undisputed Mexican Food capital of the United States. Mind-blowing flavors from across the globe have landed in Tucson through the many Refugees who have made this welcoming community their home.

Hiking Trails

While the rumor of gold in Oro Valley lured some of its first visitors, it’s the beautiful desert landscape, ripe with scenic vistas, that proves to be the real reward for today’s outdoor explorers. Whether you’re in the mood for a gentle paved walk or looking to get your heart pumping, you’ll find that “X” marks the spot in the Valley of Gold.

Head over to the Big Wash Trail for a sample of Sonoran Desert terrain. An easy-to-intermediate trail for both hikers and mountain bikers, the Big Wash Trail follows the wash for 1.2 miles, showcasing cholla cacti and views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. For the best experience, access this trail from the new Big Wash trailhead, located on Rancho Vistoso Boulevard near Innovation Park Drive. You can also access the Honeybee Canyon Trail network from Big Wash but be aware that you’ll need a permit since that network is on Arizona State Trust Land.


Discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and learn how diverse a living desert can at Tohono Chul, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, or at the Children's Museum where kids can get an introduction to this unique environment with interactive exhibits. Travel through time to the unique architectural and cultural legacy of Mission San Xavier del Bac or to a century of military and aerospace history with 300 vintage-to-modern aircraft at the Pima Air & Space Museum.


Stand in awe of celebrated art and photography. Step back in time and experience Tucson's rich heritage and culture. Journey into outer space or explore a desert garden. Join your kids in hands-on learning. Museums in Tucson draw you into the interactive displays and artifacts that curate our past and give glimpses into the future.

Upcoming Events

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