2016 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference

October 26-28, 2016 • The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk • San Antonio, TX

Join us for a robust Fall Meeting in San Antonio! Not only will we hear engaging presentations from Michael Doss, CEO of Graphic Packaging International, Alon Bar-Shany VP and general manager of HP Indigo, and your very own nerdy best friend Beth Ziesenis, we’ll also take a trip back to the wild, wild west at the Buckhorn Saloon. Later, we’ll toast to excellence in carton design and manufacturing at the 2016 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition awards banquet.


Principal Member Rates
    First Time Attendee:              $   595       
    Super Early Bird:                   $   995       Ends 8/5/16; avail. to first 20 who register and pay with credit card only
    Early Bird "Buy 2 Get 2":        $1,195      Ends 10/10/2016
    Regular "Buy 2 Get 2"
:           $1,495      Begins 10/11/2016   

Associate Member Rates
   1st Registration Early Bird:      $1,195       Ends 10/10/2016
   1st Registration
:                     $1,495        Begins 10/11/2016
    2nd-3rd Registration
:             $1,695      No early bird discounts available

Women's Leadership Committee
Early Bird Registration        $100     Ends 9/1/2016
Regular Registration          $125

Spouse/guest rates:               $295       Entrée to receptions only
Student rates:                        $695

Group rates
: See PPC meeting policies page for info.

To register, call (413) 686-9191 or email Eddie Leary.


San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

PPC attendees get a special discounted rate of only $199/night! Book your room by September 28 by clicking the link below or calling (877) 622-3056.

San Antonio Airport (SAT)
9800 Airport Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78216

To receive discounted flights via Delta Airlines, visit delta.com, select "Book A Trip," click "Advanced Search," and enter meeting code NMNFS in the "Meeting Event Code" box. You may also make a reservation (for a fee) by calling (800) 328-1111 Mon.-Fri., 7:00 am – 7:00 pm EST. 

Expedite air travel security screenings by enrolling in the TSA Pre. Once  approved, you will receive a "Known Traveler Number" to include when making reservations. An indicator on your boarding pass will allow you to proceed through the TSA Pre✓™ lane where you will not have to remove your shoes, laptop, belt, jacket, etc. Visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck for more information.

Business casual is the requested attire for committee meetings and general sessions. Casual for Wednesday night. Jackets/ties suggested for men and dressy attire for women at Thursday’s award dinner.


October temperatures in San Antonio are usually a warm 80-90°F during the day and a cool 50-60°F in the evening.

Download our App!

 The Fall Meeting mobile app gives you all the info you need at your fingertips--the program schedule, speaker and sponsor info, maps, surveys, and much more! 

To Download: 

1. Download the app by searching stores for Paperboard Packaging Council or entering the following URL into your mobile browser: https://crowd.cc/s/n4u0

2. Open the app and tap on 2016 PPC Fall Meeting.

3. Tap on the three lines in the top left-hand corner and click Login for more features!

4. Enter your First and Last Name

5. Enter your Confirmation Code
    - If you forget or don’t know your confirmation code, select “Forgot Code”
    - Access your email on your device and click "Verify Account”

6. Tap “Open App” and select “Finish” to be fully logged into the app!
    - Note: You will be sent a confirmation email including all of your login credentials should you like to login on a different device.

Schedule (Subject to Change)

7:30 a.m.                 Registration
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Committee Meetings, Workshops & Carton Competition Reception
       8:00 a.m.                  Executive Committee Meeting
      10:00 a.m.                Carton Competiton Reception (Open to all)
      11:00 a.m.                Board of Directors Meeting
     1:00 p.m.                  New Generation Leaders Committee Meeting
     1:30 p.m.                  Best Practices: The Art of Selling (Open to all)
     3:30 p.m.                 Rigid Box Committee Meeting 
                                     Marketing and Sustainability Committee
    4:00 p.m.                  Associate Member Committee Meeting (Open to all)
                                     How to Get the Most from your Membership (Principals only)

   6:30 p.m.                   Welcome Reception at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

7 a.m.                       Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.                  Registration
8 a.m.                       Morning General Sessions
noon                         Lunch Breakout Sessions
                      The Alamo Continued
                              Canadian Committee Meeting

      Women's Leadership Committee
                            Industry Benchmarking Committee

1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.     Afternoon General Session
6:30 p.m.                  Reception
7:00 p.m.                  2016 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition Awards Banquet

7:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.                  General Session
    Panel: Brand Owners
    Panel: Carton Competition Top Winners

noon          Conference Ends


 Michael P. Doss, President and CEO, Graphic Packaging International will share his firm's perspective on the industry.


 Steve Wiley,
president and founder of The Lincoln Leadership Institute, and Jared Peatman, PhD, the Institute’s director of curriculum, will use history as a metaphor for examining leadership. With case studies from the Battle of Gettysburg and the Alamo, this multimedia presentation will enhance your understanding of leadership, followership, and organizational effectiveness…and make sure you never get stuck in a situation like the Alamo!


 Highlighting the power of change in a world of uncertainty, Alon Bar-Shany, general manager of HP Indigo, will share lessons from his fifteen years leading the Indigo team and working closely with customers and partners to drive the revolution of digital print.



 Jeff Rosensweig, professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, will alert you to the key economic and political issues that could affect your business in 2017 and beyond, while leaving ample time for you to ask the economic questions that matter most to you.



 Speaker, author, and self-proclaimed nerd Beth Ziesenis will take you through a day in the life of a nerdy packaging professional, showing you dozens of free or bargain technologies to streamline your daily projects and tasks. 





Associate Member Film Festival
Associate members are invited to submit an entertaining 2-3 minute video that highlights your company's unique attributes and special distinctions. Don't worry about making it professional—the best videos are made in just a few hours with an inexpensive handheld camera. The only requirement is to have fun and be creative! The film will be shown during the General Session, so this is a great way to showcase your offerings to potential customers--best of all, it is FREE!

To participate, just email an .avi, .mov, .mpeg2, or .mp4 entries to Eddie Leary no later than September 14, 2016. If files are larger than 10 MG, please use Dropbox.com or YouSendIt.com for sending the files. Films will be combined with other member videos on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are unable to feature your video at the upcoming meeting, it will run at the next conference. Associate members are allowed to submit one video per calendar year.


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