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We continue to closely watch the guidance of local, regional, and national government restrictions to best shape our future in-person and event offerings. In the meantime, we continue to offer a collection of virtual and hybrid events designed to create opportunities for connection, networking, and knowledge sharing amongst our industry! Our hope is to provide opportunities for our industry to connect via conversation, education, and virtual networking to keep innovation happening and keep our industry mobilized! Use the links below to connect to those events and STAY TUNED - we are working with all of our members to build out more content for the the coming months!   

Upcoming CFBN Events:

    • 3 May 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Learn how to leverage CFBN’s resources to become an expert networker. Following networking best practices (and using CFBN’s Member Tools & Perks) can help you improve your communication skills, grow your business, and build your career. 

    Having the right connections can be a big advantage – that’s why networking is such an important skill, and why CFBN exists. In general, building up your networking skill set takes time and practice. Unsure how to get started?  Don’t worry –  CFBN’s list of best practices will set you on the path to networking success. The more you apply these simple guidelines to your networking efforts, the better your results will be.

    • 9 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lockton, 500 W. Monroe St. Suite 3400

    Springtime in Chicago is here!  It is definitely the start of the best time of year in this part of the world.  So, get ready to build your networks, meet new people, seek out new opportunities, and grow your business by joining us for our first pure play networking event of the year.

     Join us at Lockton’s beautiful office just west of the loop.  Located between Union and Ogilvie train station, Lockton’s office is conveniently located for those interested in attending.  Complete with sweeping views of the city, Chicago river/lake, their newly updated offices are an incredible place to build your networks, relax, and enjoy.  No speakers, no content, just the perfect opportunity to connect. 

    Grab a drink and an appetizer, meet new industry contacts, and grow your business with CFBN -- the premier food & beverage industry organization in the region.  

    This event is FREE for CFBN Members. Members please log in to register for FREE.

    This event is in partnership with:

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Frain Industries, 245 E. North Ave, Carol Stream, Il 60188

    Join us, along with our friends from CPA (The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers) and Frain Industries, for an informative evening filled with speaker sessions and networking opportunities. This event is designed to bring together brands, contract manufacturers, and contract packagers to delve into discussions about the future of technology in manufacturing and its trajectory within the industry.


    1:00 PM   Welcome

    1:15 PM  State of the Contract Packaging industry – CPA State of the Industry report 2023

    1:30 PM  Panel Discussion 

    2:30 PM  Break

    2:45 PM  Panel Discussion

    4:00 PM  Networking session 

    4:15 PM  Tour

    5:00 PM  Networking social event

    5:30 PM Event Ends


    This event is in partnership with


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