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About NACD

The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) is a professional association of rigid packaging distributors who supply bottles, tubes, pumps, sprayers and other closure systems. America’s foremost companies have discovered the benefits of working with NACD members.

NACD and their supplier organizations adhere to a strong code of ethics that ensures the most trusted products from the nation’s best manufacturers. The rigid packaging industry's leading distributors and top manufacturers offer fresh, innovative and effective approaches to packaging needs, and outstanding service without added costs.

For more information about membership within NACD click here.

About the Annual Convention

NACD's 2017 Annual Convention -- taking place April 30 - May 3 at the Intercontinental New Orleans-- will be a one-of-a-kind private event for NACD Distributor Members and Supporting Suppliers.

Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, April 30th

8:30am - 11:00am Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Meeting
1:00pm - 4:00pm Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only)
5:00pm - 6:00pm First Timers Reception
6:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 1st

7:00am - 8:30am Henry Hoffman Scholarship Breakfast
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Buffet
8:30am - 10:00am General Session
10:30am - 12:00pm General Session
10:30am - 1:00pm Spouse Tour: New Orleans School of Cooking
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Roundtable Discussion
2:00pm - 3:30pm Membership Meeting
3:30pm - 5:00pm Benchmarking Survey
6:00pm - 10:00pm Off-Site Dinner

Wednesday, May 2nd

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Buffet
8:30am - 10:00am General Session
10:30am - 1:00pm Charity Event (all costs included with registration)
1:30pm - 5:00pm Visit to National WWII Museum

Thursday, May 3rd

7:30am Golf Tournament
6:00pm NACD Members' Photo
6:30pm - 7:30pm NACD Reception and Package Viewing
7:30pm NACD Awards Ceremony, Dinner and Dancing


Speakers will be announced soon. If you have input on a topic or have a speaker to recommend, please complete this short survey.


Registration for this event will open in December 2017. If you have questions, please contact staff.

Special Needs

  • Alert NACD staff if you have any personal requirements regarding your attendance at this meeting that arise under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Alert NACD staff if you have any dietary restrictions that NACD should be aware of regarding your attendance at this meeting.


By becoming a program sponsor, you will demonstrate your support for the industry and gain valuable exposure and brand awareness at the Conference. All sponsors will be in the spotlight before, during, and after the event.

Sponsorship opportunities allow you to gain important visibility and be an integral part of our industry and event.


InterContinental New Orleans is located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District, where shopping, entertainment, and the city’s best restaurants meet. Just steps away from the French Quarter and Warehouse District, InterContinental New Orleans is a symbol of unpretentious luxury and hosts discerning travelers from all over the world.

Hotel Reservation Information

***Please note: The convention takes place during Jazz Fest, an exciting and busy time in New Orleans. If you plan to arrive early or stay longer, please make your reservations ASAP. The block will sell out and rooms cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date***

To reserve your hotel room:


For individual reservations, call 800-439-4745 and reference group name NACD or National Association of Container Distributors


Room Types

NACD block: $279/night plus taxes and fees.

  • All room rates are subject to local sales and occupancy tax
  • Reservations received after April 6, 2018 will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis only.
  • Cancelation Policy: If you need to cancel your hotel room, cancellations must be made three days before the arrival date.

Meetings and Official Events

Charity Event

NACD will continue to support a local charity to give back to the area in which we hold our meetings. More information about this event will be available soon.

Off-Site Dinner

More information will be available soon about this event.

Golf and Tours

Located just 15 miles outside of the downtown New Orleans, TPC Louisiana offers an award-winning championship golf course that is open to the public to enjoy. TPC Louisiana serves as the home of the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans and hosts many other events throughout the year. TPC Louisiana was named “the #4 best upscale public golf course” by Golf Digest magazine when it opened to the public in 2004. TPC Louisiana and is consistently included in GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.” (Golf Digest 2011 Top 100 public Golf Course)

The golf course, which is part of the Audubon Golf Trail, stretches over 250 acres of wetlands across along the Mississippi River delta. True to Pete Dye’s style, the golf course features over 100 bunkers. TPC Louisiana boasts a series of short and compelling par-4 holes to balance. The five sets of tees, ranging from a fair 5,121 yard from the women’s tees all the way back to the 7,400 PGA TOUR tees, offers golfers of all skill levels a great blend of challenge and playability.

Please register in advance!
All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. Registrations for the Golf Tournament at the and Tours are due no later than April 6, 2018.

Golf Tournament

More information about this event will be available soon.

Optional Tours

Spouse Cooking Class at New Orleans School of Cooking
Tuesday, May 1

Hands-on Cooking Classes… Fill you tummy and tickle your funny bone at the New Orleans School of Cooking!  These cooking classes are custom designed to meet the food preference of the individual.  Our guests actually cut, cook and prepare a complete dinner with one of our expert chefs, and afterwards they are able to sit down and enjoy the meal they have just created.

Visit to the National World War II Museum
Wednesday, May 2

Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. Included in your group tickets are passes to Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Movie experience narrated by Tom Hanks.

General Info

Special Rules
No one shall schedule or conduct any event, function, or meeting which in any way conflicts with or detracts from scheduled NACD Annual Convention meetings or events.

Tour Policies
Please register in advance. All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity.

Dress Code
Policy with regards to meeting dress codes includes the following: Men - slacks, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts, no ties/jackets required. Women - slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck banded collar or polo shirts. Meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A light jacket or sweater may be necessary.

The Dress Code For Receptions and Dinners are as follows:

Opening Reception - Resort/Business Casual
Off-Site Reception/Dinner - Resort/Business Casual
Thursday Awards Reception/Dinner - Black Tie (Mascarade Party)

DRESS RENTAL WEBSITE ($30 Off First Order)


If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact NACD Staff at (630) 942-6585.

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