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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-
11:00am - 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
6:30pm - 10:00pm Off-Site Dinner

Wednesday, May 2nd

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Buffet
8:30am - 10:00am General Session-Stu Schlackman
10:30am - 1:00pm Charity Event (all costs included with registration)
1:30pm - 4:00pm Walking Tour of New Orleans

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

To reserve your hotel room:


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


Check back for the online booking link.

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

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.

Walking Tour of New Orleans
Wednesday, May 2

For two hours, stroll through the French Quarter and its most famous cemetery, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Guided by a professional tour guide, enjoy a historical exploration of America’s most interesting neighborhood. Founded in 1718, New Orleans has been home to many colorful inhabitants and happenings. In its beginnings as a French Colony, the city was first settled with Paris' most notorious prison outcasts before the addition of European aristocrats, land-owning gentry. Learn the authentic history of world famous pirates, voodoo, creole culture, renowned cuisine, and European architecture

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 Casual
Off-Site Reception/Dinner - Resort Casual
Thursday Awards Reception/Dinner - Black Tie (Mardis Gras 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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