PLMA Annual Washington Conference

PLMA WAshingtonfriendsThe Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), New York, announced its annual Washington Conference which will be held October 5th and 6th at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This year’s conference will look at the new Obama Administration means new faces at the helm of the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and other regulatory agencies. This year’s conference looks at the new leadership, their agenda and the implications for the private label industry. The spotlight will also fall on congressional efforts to enact new food safety laws.

For more information, contact Linda Morales, PLMA’s director of programs and conferences, at 212-972-3131.



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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.