Each year the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) conducts an interactive Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities for packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, business, engineering, supply chain and related students from colleges and universities across North America. Corrugated packaging & displays industry executives present topics of interest to students and faculty, and answer questions from the 450 - 500 students participating from 18 to 20 remote campuses. The Teleconferences are moderated by recent graduates or student interns from ICPF partner universities who were prepared and recruited to the corrugated packaging & displays industry through ICPF's resources. The Teleconference is not a webinar, but an actual, interactive video broadcast utilizing PBS producers and studios in East Lansing, Michigan. The two hour conference also includes the live "Best of the Best" student design presentation competition with cash awards to competing student teams.
The evening before the Teleconference, ICPF hosts its annual student / executive dialogue dinner where top students join the Teleconference speakers and local industry executives for dinner to learn more about corrugated packaging & display industry careers.
Faculty are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.549.8580 for participation information for next year's teleconference. If you are a student who wishes to participate in the Student Dialogue Dinner or the Teleconference, contact email@example.com or call ICPF at the number above.
2020 Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays
ICPF's 2020 interactive Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities was conducted on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Over 500 Students and faculty on 20 campuses participated Guest panelists, Bryan Hollenbach (Executive Vice President of Green Bay Packaging) and Rich Ford (Regional Manager of Packaging Corporation of America) provided extensive insight to "The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays" including the business side of corrugated, it’s unique sustainability and career opportunities. Click Here for the 2020 program. During the Teleconference a new video on Smurfit Kappa's Experience Center presented an example of the technology found among corrugated packaging manufacturing companies throughout the country. Click Here to see the Experience Center video.
Click below to watch the videos from recent Teleconferences.