FPI is a member-driven organization and our aim is to spend our time doing what our members want. Back in 2011, we decided to poll our members
to find out what they valued most about their membership in FPI.
We learned that our most popular publications were Executive
Briefs and Packaging Innovations & Insights. Both publications were used and valued by 88%
and 80% respectively, of the members.
The State of the Industry Survey, Economic Indicators Report, Legislative
& Regulatory Report and Trends Survey rounded out the top six as the most
The most popular activity was our spring and fall
meetings. It appears this continues to
be the case as we typically get approximately 75-80% participation. FPI works hard to attract the best speakers,
the most current and relevant topics, and we build in plenty of networking time
into our conferences. This strategy seems to be working!
We also got positive feedback on our legislative and regulatory
monitoring – a crucial service to the industry.
Members also appreciated our outreach to legislators and regulators,
media and other industry organizations.
Our last survey question was “Is there another program,
activity or service that FPI should be providing?” and we got the following
• Customer and
end-user desires for packaging
• Increased promotion
of single-use goods as solutions not problems
• Joint efforts with
other packaging groups
advocacy/education re: the value of single-use versus reusables
product-specific advocacy (i.e. “Cup Council”)
end-of-life programs for recycling, composting, etc.
We are proud to say that we have tackled all of these issues
and continue to do so.
Well, it has been five years now and we feel like it’s time
to survey our membership again. Quite a
bit has changed over the last five years and we are looking forward to finding
out what our members’ priorities are this time around.
So members, keep an eye on your inbox for an e-mail soon
with our new survey. We would love to
have your input!