Trade Associations

The Contract Packaging Association is the national, nonprofit trade organization for the Contract Packaging industry. Formed in 1992 for contract packaging firms and those businesses related to them, CPA promotes the growth and welfare of member firms through its industry exposure and programs.

CPA members are comprised of the nation’s leading contract packagers, which perform all packaging functions; from the simplest to the most complex and from the glamorous to the hazardous. Our members offer these packaging services to an extremely wide variety of consumer goods companies and these services range from manual and semi-automatic to full-speed, high performance packaging lines.

The Contract Packaging Association and their partners also have a long-list of relationships with other trade associations (ex:  The Specialty Foods Association, PMMI, SNAC International and others) that are vital to the success of the Contract Manufacturing Alliance and its efforts working with start-up and emerging brands.

Trade Associations and Trade Shows:
The Co-Packing Network’s founders themselves either exhibit,  participate (with brand partners) and or visit over 55 plus trade shows annually.  Strategically based in Las Vegas they have easy access to many industry shows.  They also are involved in shows in markets such as Orlando, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Baltimore).
The core shows they do include PMA (Produce), Expo West / East (Natural), NACS (Convenience), Sweets and Snacks (Candy), NRA (Food Service), NAMA (Vending/Micro Markets), IDDBA (In-Store Deli, Bakery, Dairy) and PLMA (Private Label)…