GPC Print Media Conference


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

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.  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

More information will be available later this spring so be sure to check it out. If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Schenk at [email protected] or 585.288.2297.

Print Media Conference Preliminary Agenda as of 4/3/19 
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 Session: Economist
Ken Goldstein, 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/Graphics
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
Aaron Haas/Brian Seitz, Verso Corporation
Printer Representative
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 International Logistics
10:30AM –10:45AM Break
10:45AM-11:30AM End User Story
11:30AM-12:00PM Conference Wrap-Up/Open Forum Discussion