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.

Innovations - March 14, 2019 - Past Event

Thursday, March 14

Innovations 2019

Guest Speaker: Franklin S. Abrams, Ph.D., J.D., Springut Law PC

In his Innovations talk, Mr. Abrams will outline the basics of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets. He will also discuss the role of different Intellectual Property Rights in protecting innovations and creativity.

Rutgers Innovation & Design Students Display

NJPEC is proud to welcome the Senior Students from the Rutgers Innovation & Design Program to Innovations 2019. Under the guidance of Guido Schmitz, Director of Global Packaging Design within the Innovation R&D Department at Bayer Consumer Care, the students will have tabletop presentations of their work during the cocktail hour.

6:00 PM – Cocktails, Buffet Dinner, Innovations TableTops, Networking
7:00 PM – Innovations Guest Speaker with Dessert & Coffee served & more networking
9:30 PM -- Evening ends

The Manor
111 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Hall of Fame - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Purchase Tickets at the Door

Tuesday, May 21, 2019,

The Manor
111 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ

Event time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

On-line Registration is now closed for the Hall of Fame. You can purchase tickets on-site at The Manor in West Orange.
2019 Hall of Fame Inductees:

* Janice Ballak / Estee Lauder
* Stephen Fischbein / Just Packaging
* Barry A. Freda / World Wide Packaging
* Rolando Vega, CPP / Janssen Pharmaceutical
* Joanne Vesper / L'Oreal

For ticket information contact or

For more information about the NJPEC Hall of Fame, contact the Event Chair, Dave Desai,

Fishing Extravaganza - August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

Atlantic Highlands, NJ


Golf Outing - September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

Black Bear Golf Course

Franklin, NJ


Mentoring/Scholarship Event - October 10, 2019

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. 

Night at the Races - November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Meadowlands Racetrack 
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073 
Driving Directions
Howie Greenberg
New Jersey Packaging Executives Club

Package of The Year Gala - December 5, 2019

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 December, with live music, tricky tray, goody bags, attendance gifts, and a commemorative event program.