Events Calendar

Throughout the year, NJPEC hosts a series of events that bring members and the packaging community together to learn, celebrate industry achievements and connect.

Golf Outing - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Location: Black Bear Golf Course, Franklin, NJ

Contact:  Andrew Fitzsimmons, Fitzpak ( and Michael Lenartowicz, Disc Graphics (

Members and non-members can enjoy 18 rounds of golf with their clients and peers on a beautiful NJ golf course followed by a cocktail hour and buffet dinner.  Plenty of contests and sponsored holes round out the day to keep everyone entertained.


Hall of Fame/ Dinner - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Location: The Manor, West Orange, NJ

Contacts:   Dave Desai, Piramal Glass ( and Seth Meyer, Neff Packaging (

NJPEC honors industry luminaries by inducting new members into the NJPEC Packaging Hall of Fame.  Join us as we recognize the achievements of our peers who have made a significant contribution to the field of packaging.  The stories of their careers never cease to inspire both seasoned and young professionals.

Fishing Extravaganza - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Contact:  Jim Brady, Brad-Pak Enterprises (

A fun-filled summer afternoon and evening on a charter boat reserved exclusively for NJPEC. The President’s Cup Trophy for the largest fish caught will be awarded.  This is the perfect way for members and non-members to relax outdoors and strengthen relationships.

Mentoring/Scholarship Event - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Location: Imperia, Somerset, NJ

Contact: John Ziemba (, Kristyn Shaner, Wexler Packaging (, and Steve Chapman, Accupac (

This evening event gathers top executives from the packaging industry to offer their experience and expertise. Mentors share defining milestones in their careers and their advice for success in the industry.  The evening is topped off with a mentor raffle that grants each winner a one-on-one meeting with a mentor.  We also present the several NJPEC scholarships awarded each year to exemplary packaging and design students. 

Package of the Year Banquet - Thursday, November 29, 2018

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Location: Madison Hotel, Convent Station, NJ


Package of the Year is an annual competition open to NJPEC members and non-members alike that celebrates the year’s most outstanding packaging. These entries are examined and reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of professional and student judges for their attributes of materials, execution and presentation. Awards are given in each of the categories as well as for outstanding individual merit. The Package of the Year awards are presented at a popular Gala presentation dinner in November, with live music, tricky tray, goody bags, attendance gifts, and a commemorative event program.

Night at the Races – Date TBD

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Contact:   Howie Greenberg, AllState Paper Box Company ( and Angela Hamilton, Prestige Brands (

Place your bets with NJPEC members and others in the packaging community!  This social event is a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new contacts in the industry.