Print Media Conference

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2017 Print Media Conference
Keeping Print Relevant in Today's Digital Marketplace

Date: November 14-17, 2017

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102
The special rate is $185/night. The hotel fills quickly and this rate expires on October 16th so make your reservations as soon as possible. Click here to make reservations online. Group code is: gravure. Or, call the hotel directly at 800.237.7600.
CAUTION! Make your reservations directly with the hotel as GAAmericas is not represented by any third party hotel accommodation agencies. There are reported instances of scam artists who claim to represent GAAmericas offering accomodations at a discounted rate.

Registration Rates:  For GAAmericas member suppliers and printers the early bird rate is $775 and regular rate is $875 per attendee.  Please note, the early bird rate deadline is October 6th.  The rate for endusers is $345 per attendee regardless of the registration date.  Ways to register:

  • Click here to register online.
  • Click here to download a registration form, fill it out and fax to 201.523.6048.
  • Contact Allen Krusenstjerna at 201.523.6042 x104 or  

Information:  The program is outstanding as usual.  Click on the brochure cover image above for the speaker and program details and all the conference logistics. Please note the following changes from the original program:

  • On Wednesday, November 15th  at 1:00pm, we will be joined by Todd Davis, Chief People Officer with Franklin Covey and author of GET BETTER: 15 Proven Practices To Build Effective Relationships at Work. Todd Davis explains that an organization’s greatest asset isn’t only its people; rather, it’s the relationships between its people that is the greatest predictor of personal and professional effectiveness. In the end, employees’ ability to build and sustain great relationships is an organization’s ultimate competitive advantage.
  • On Thursday, November 16th the Postal Governance Session will be held from 1:30-2:30PM. This is a change from the original time slot on Friday.  Joining the session will be Patrick Henderson, Quad/Graphics, Inc.  On Friday, November 17th, John Maine’s presentation will now take place at 9:00AM and the conference will conclude at 10:15AM.
  • On Wednesday, November 15th the Verso Corporation presentation will move from the 3:00 pm to the 10:00 am timeslot.  Chris Liedel from Smithsonian Enterprises is no longer speaking.

Please click here for an updated program outline (Updated 11/1/17).

Distinguished Honorees:

  • Winners of the 2017 prestigious Golden Cylinder Awards for the Publication Category will be announced during the conference.
  • Also, the 2017 Class of the Cylinder Society will take their place among a group of prominent gravure industry stalwarts.

GPC Board Meeting
Attention All Publishers, Catalogers and Retailers
Want to learn more about the GPC Council and how you can impact the print industry? Then join us  for the council meeting where you will meet with fellow conference attendees who have been instrumental  in planning the event and find out more about how you can participate in future council activities. We welcome your presence!  The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 14th.

Many Thanks to Our Event General Conference Sponsors!


Many Thanks to Our Special Conference Sponsors!

Silent and Live Auctions:

Be sure to participate in the Silent and Live Auctions benefitting the Gravure Education Foundation. The mission of the Gravure Education Foundation is to promote and support educational development in gravure technology by raising and properly distributing money and resources to deserving educational institutions and students.  By so doing, the Foundation will motivate and develop individuals with technical proficiency and leadership skills for the print communication industry. The auctions take place the evening of November 16th. This is always great fun for a great cause!

Please click here to download a blank auctions item submission form. Fill out the form and send it to Pamela Schenk (

Here are some of the auction items:

  • Golf for 4 at Colleton River. Donated by  Robert Obernier, Horizon Paper Co., Inc. (Click here for details)
  • One day guided fly fishing trip. Donated by Jeffrey Hill, Horizon Paper Co., Inc. (Click here for details)
  • One week stay at a fully remodeled farm house. Donated by Jeffrey Hil, Horizon Paper Co., Inc. (Click here for details)
  • Wisconsin horseback trail ride. Donated by Terri Welsch, Beyond Trails LLC (Click here for details)
  • American Express Gift Card A.  Donated by Julie Scott, Catalyst Paper (Click here for details)
  • American Express Gift Card B.  Donated by Julie Scott, Catalyst Paper (Click here for details)
  • American Express Gift Card C.  Donated by Julie Scott, Catalyst Paper (Click here for details)
  • Quadcopter.  Donated by John Hubbard, Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Click here for details)
  • Apple Watch.  Donated by Stephen Begley, Resolute Forest Products (Click here for details)
  • Amazon Echo Dot.  Donated by Jennifer Young, Verso Corporation (Click here for details)
  • Bluetooth Clock Radio.  Donated by Jennifer Young, Verso Corporation (Click here for details)
  • Necklace.  Donated by Terri Welsch, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC (Click here for details)
  • 4 Red Sox Tickets.  Donated by Joe Hoffman, CellMark Paper (Click here for details)
  • Igloo Cooler.  Donated by Kristen Johnson, Uline (Click here for details)
  • Utility Wagon and Lamb's Wool Throw Blanket.  Donated by Kristen Johnson, Uline (Click here for details)

Keep checking back, there are more items coming!