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18 PalletCentral • September-October 2022 International F I R S T E V E R 2022 MEXICO WOODEN PACKAGING CONFERENCE The NWPCA Mexico Chapter celebrates key stakeholders with informative sessions, networking opportunities. T he inaugural conference of the Mexico Chapter of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) took place from September 7-8 in Monterrey, Mexico. e Conferencia de la Industria Mexicana del Embalaje de Madera brought together nearly 140 international business leaders from five countries and 16 states (out of 31) in the Republic. "e formation of the Mexico Chapter (Capítulo) in March 2022 has been a member-based initiative," said Brent McClendon, president/CEO of NWPCA. "We're excited to continue to support our Mexican members and become an industry thought leader in Latin America." "e Mexican pallet market, valued at over USD $3 billion, is growing with many new business oppor- tunities," added Hilary Carr, senior director, Mexico & Latin America. "We were thrilled to bring an exciting program to enhance networking and have expert presentations on topics like sustainability, automation or investment opportunities, and the economy." Some of the conference speakers included: • José Luis Burnes, business development manager, American Industries Group • Natalya Calleja, vice president, Marketing & Communications, 48forty Solutions • Brad Gething, PhD, vice president, Science & Technology, NWPCA • Jocelyn Moreno Piña, director general, Cámara Nacional de la Industria Maderera • Jeff Williams, president, PRS Group No sabría como agradecer a la NWPCA por lo que me ha dejado como aprendizaje y experiencia el haber atendido el evento en Monterrey. Esperemos vernos pronto, ya que el haber platicado con algunos colegas de nuestro medio me deja la tranquilidad de que estamos trabajando hacia un objetivo común, enfatizando el educar a nuestros clientes con respecto al uso más eficiente de los recursos." — Fili Acevedo, Tarimas y Empaques 1022

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