GPC Print Media Conference

 

We are excited to announce that the GPC Print Media Conference will be held October 2-3,2019!

REGISTER NOW!

As you know, GPC Executive Board and the GAAmericas worked closely together for many years to coordinate the Print Media Conference.  The goal of the conference was to bring end users of print together to network and review current trends that impact the industry. In an effort to improve the overall conference benefit, the board reached out to past attendees for feedback.  As a result, the timing and format of the Print Media Conference has been changed to better meet the needs of attendees.

In 2019, the GPC Executive Board has decided to combine the Print Media Conference with the GAAmericas Technical Forum being held October 2-3 in Richmond, VA.  In doing so, the board hopes to expand the value to both end-users and suppliers through expanded sessions and networking opportunities for attendees, as well as the ability to gain a broader perspective on hot topics facing the industry.

The GPC Executive Board is working hard to develop a meaningful, insightful and rewarding conference for all attendees.  Confirmed presenters so far include Ken Goldstein, The Conference Board; John Maine, Fastmarkets RISI; Jennifer Plumlee, Time Logistics; and sessions on Media Distribution & Placement, Supply Chain Logistics and Government Affairs. A preliminary agenda is included below.

The event will be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel, Richmond VA. A sleeping room rate of $179 plus tax has been secured.  Hotel reservations available here. Registration fees for the event are as follows:

End Users (members/non-members of GAAmericas) $400
GAAmericas Member Printers/Suppliers $600
Non-member Printers/Suppliers $800

Registration/Conference Fees include: two (2) continental breakfasts, two (2) lunches, one (1) evening reception, refreshment breaks, access to Global Marketplace, and all conference proceedings. Fees must accompany registration. Major credit cards are accepted. Checks must be in U.S. dollars payable to Gravure Association of the Americas.

GLOBAL MARKETPLACE (This is part of the GAAmericas Technical Forum. GPC attendees may exhibit if they wish): Conference presentations are designed to have minimal commercial content. To accommodate commercial interests who wish to display literature, demonstrate equipment, and meet customers, prospective customers and associates, a tabletop exhibit area is adjacent to the conference area. A draped table, chairs, and electrical outlet are provided.

FOOD RECEPTION: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided during the Global Marketplace reception, allowing time for dinner plans afterward. Everyone is cordially invited to attend, socialize, network, and enjoy the evening.

CANCELLATION: Substitution from the same company may be made at any time. Cancellations requested in writing and received a full 14 days before the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations received in writing less than 14 days before will be assessed a $150 fee to cover administrative costs. People who do not show will not receive a refund. GAAmericas assumes no responsibility for travel costs should it become necessary to cancel/reschedule the event.

DRESS: Dress will be business casual throughout the event.

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If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Schenk at [email protected] or 585.288.2297.

Print Media Conference Preliminary Agenda as of 5/22/19 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

7:00AM-5:00PM Registration Desk Open
7:00AM Continental Breakfast
8:15AM GAAmericas/GPC Conference Welcome
8:30AM-9:30AM Joint Economic Session: Slower for Longer
Ken Goldstein, Economist Emeritus, The Conference Board (retired)
9:30AM-9:45AM Change Rooms/Break
9:45AM-11:15AM  Media Distribution & Placement
Quad representatives
11:15AM-12:15PM Government Affairs/Legislative Update
Patrick Henderson, Director of Government Affairs, Quad
12:15PM-1:15PM Joint Lunch
1:15PM-1:45PM Joint Session: Golden Cylinder Awards Presentation
1:45PM–2:00PM Change Rooms/Break
2:00PM-3:30PM Supply Chain Logistics
Jennifer Plumlee, Time Logistics
Brian Seitz, Verso Corporation
3:30PM-5:00PM End User Forum 
5:00PM-7:00PM Global Marketplace Reception/Cylinder Society Inductions
Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:00AM-12:00PM Registration Desk Open 
7:00AM Continental Breakfast
8:15AM PMC Conference Reconvenes
8:30AM-9:30AM Paper Market Update
John Maine, Fastmarkets RISI
9:30AM–10:30AM

Global Paper Supply/Demand

10:30AM–10:45AM Break
10:45AM-11:45AM Closing Session
11:45AM-12:00PM

Conference Wrap-Up/Open Forum Discussion