August 14, 2012 - 2:39pm
Board members of the Packaging Council of Australia (PCA) and Printing Industries Association of Australia (Printing Industries) met recently to discuss key issues confronting the industry and to explore possible areas where the two Associations might work together.
The meeting identified Representation, Advocacy, Networking and Education and Training as areas of common interest.
Printing Industries and PCA will be continuing their discussions and consultations in the months ahead to forge even closer relations.
Printing Industries President, Susan Heaney said: “The Boards of both associations were convinced that there is a need for greater co-operation, consolidation and, potentially, mergers between the various existing associations in the printing, packaging and labelling supply chains.”
Packaging Council President, David Martin, said: “While there has been significant consolidation through mergers amongst companies across the industry, the same has not occurred amongst their representative associations. For our industry’s representation to maintain relevance and scale, consolidation is a necessity.”
As a first step the meeting agreed that the two organisations would:
The Boards of both organisations will continue to work together to provide a more effective and co-ordinated industry voice and representation on the key common issues confronting their members.
Both Printing Industries and the PCA will also be discussing these matters with other kindred industry organisations with the aim of encouraging them to join the search for more effective representation and business advocacy.
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