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Why attend IMFA’s 2020 Conference?

  • See the latest advancements in the molded fiber industry

  • Expand, diversify, and strengthen your professional network

  • Discover insights into renewable molded fiber packaging
  • Connect with 100+ global manufacturers, equipment and service providers, suppliers, and industry experts

Registration Rates

All rates are USD. Member rate available to active 2020 members with discount code. Spouse registration is available with all packages for an additional fee of $295. Register Now

Early Bird Special
September 3, 2019
December 31, 2019
Member Rate: $999
Non-Member Rate: $1,799

Early Registration
January 1, 2020
February 15, 2020
Member Rate: $1,149
Non-Member Rate: $1,999

Regular Registration
February 16, 2020
March 15, 2020
Member Rate: $1,349
Non-Member Rate: $2,199

Late Registration
March 16, 2020
April 7, 2020
Member Rate: $1,549
Non-Member Rate: $2,399

After April 7th you must register and pay the full late registration fee at the seminar on-site. Your name and email will NOT be included in the on-site program directory:

Member Rate: $1,749
Non-Member Rate: $2,499

Travelling Internationally?

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a formal letter of invitation in order to obtain a travel visa.

Scottsdale AZ Omni Hotel

The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 East Lincoln Drive – Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia was established in 2008 as Montelucia Resort & Spa. The Scottsdale resort’s short history hasn’t stopped it from earning numerous awards and accolades for its deluxe accommodations, world-class amenities and convenient services.

Inspired by the whitewashed villages and sun-drenched hills of Andalusia in Southern Spain, the Omni Scottsdale luxury resort was built in the lush Sonoran Desert to take advantage of more than 300 days of sunshine. That’s why it boasts sparkling pools and decked-out venues for meetings nestled at the foot of majestic Camelback Mountain.

Guests can book two ways:

Air Transportation

The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX), located about 20 minutes from the hotel. Discounts on selected airlines will be available later – please check back.

Ground Transportation

  • Taxi – About $40 one way
  • Uber/Lyft- About  $18 to $20 one way
  • Car Rental – (Avis discount available in early 2020)
  • Driving directions from the airport

Stay and Play

If you would like to stay late (or arrive early), please make your hotel reservations very early because space is limited outside of Thursday and Friday nights. This is the busiest season for the resort.

Pre/Post Dates may not be available through the link; please call 888-627-3010 if showing no availability.  If one or more dates requested aren’t available, the web will show no availability for the entire stay; guests are suggested to call 888-627-3010 to speak with an agent.

Here are some suggestions, but there are many more.

Travelling Internationally?

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a formal letter of invitation in order to obtain a travel visa.

Spouse Program

Seminar participants and exhibitors are welcome to bring their spouse for the event. There will be a $295 fee to register, which includes 2 full breakfasts, 2 evening receptions and 4 drink tickets. However, please note that only full-seminar registrants may attend the seminar and lunch.

Optional Activities: Spouses are welcome to join with others to enjoy the activities and attractions of the Omni Montelucia and the Sonoran desert. We have set some times to go as a group, but you are responsible for purchasing your own ticket in advance. There are two (2) planned activities.  We will meet in the lobby a few minutes prior to the departure times shown below and arrange to ride together.

Activity #1 – Taliesin West

Friday, April 17 departing the hotel lobby at 9:30 am

Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ.  It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture. Buy Panorama Tour Tickets. $30.00 Advance purchase recommended. The 60-minute tour starts at 10:45 a.m.  Following the tour, there will be time to shop in the Frank Lloyd Wright store and then return to the Omni for a casual lunch, relaxing by the pool or a visit to the fabulous Joya Spa.

Learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright and this experience: Learn more here

Telesian Building - COnference Outing

Activity #2 – Old Town Scottsdale

Saturday, April 18 departing the hotel lobby at 9:30 am

Old Town Scottsdale includes shopping at your leisure and Museum of the West ($15 for museum tickets, may be purchased at the door.) Tour rated 4.5 on Trip Advisor.

Sponsorship & Exhibits

IMFA has sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities that help get your company in front of leaders who make important decisions on industry direction. Corresponding program benefits offer unique opportunities to engage with industry. Purchase Now

  • IMFA offers the opportunity for companies to present their information on tabletop displays. A limited quantity of tables is available.
  • Includes one draped six-foot table, acknowledgment in the event program, on IMFA’s website, and in IMFA’s newsletter.
  • Booth representatives cannot attend the seminar proceedings.
  • The sponsor is responsible for setup, breakdown, shipping, and all collateral materials for the table.

Tabletop Display and Registration Package: $2,399 USD
(10% Discount for 2020 IMFA Members)

  • Includes one draped six-foot table, acknowledgment in the event program, on IMFA’s website, and in IMFA’s newsletter.
  • Includes Conference registration for one person. Extra representatives $1,754 each.
  • The sponsor is responsible for setup, breakdown, shipping, and all collateral materials for the table.


“Exhibiting at IMFA greatly exceeded my expectations. We came away with many quality leads, new contacts and a better understanding of the needs and goals of the molded fiber community” Gord Gouthro, Spraying Systems Co

“Every year I come to the IMFA conference with a lot of excitement and trepidations. I am amazed by the number of people involved in this instrustry and the quality of people attending this conference. I have been going for four year and two years as a sponsor and I still come up with more connections, more leads, and more opportunities for m company year after year. It is truly one of the best conferences for the pulp and paper market.” Louis Marimanno


Have questions or need help registering for your sponsorship? Please contact Deb Sorgel at (678)-303-3053 or

Note: The program is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Thursday April 16, 2020

  • 12:30 – 1:00pm Board Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm Board Meeting
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception

Friday April 17, 2020

  • 7:30am – 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:30am Conference Opening Remarks
  • 9:30am – 10:30am Speaker Session 1
    • Bill Moore, International Raw Material Trends
    • Nash, Total Vacuum System
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Speaker Session 2
    • Adam Grendell, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
    • Brian Roich-Rovisys, Osisoft Pi System
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30pm – 6:30pm Reception

Saturday April 18, 2020

  • 7:30am – 8:15am Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 9:15am Keynote Speaker
    • George Pesansky, Deliberate Improvement
  • 9:15am – 10:15am Speaker Session 1
    • Ian Jacobson, Eco Products
    • Red Sun Farms, End User Pulp Success Story
  • 10:15am – 10:45am Coffee Break
  • 10:45am – 11:45am Breakout Sessions
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm Student Competition & Joe Grygny Award
  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch on your own
  • 1:45pm – 3:00pm Member-Only Session
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Board Meeting
  • 5:00pm Adjourn