2016 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference

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

Join us for a robust Spring Meeting in San Antonio! Not only will we hear engaging presentations from Michael Doss, CEO of Graphic Packaging International, Alon Bar-Shany of Hewlett-Packard’s Indigo Division, 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.

REGISTRATION

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

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.

OVERVIEW

LOCATION
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.

Book your hotel room by Sept. 28!

AIR TRAVEL
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.

ATTIRE
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.

WEATHER

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

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Wednesday
7:30 a.m.                 Registration
10:00 a.m.                Carton Competition Coffee Reception
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Committee Meetings (open to all beginning at 2 p.m.)
     8:30 a.m.                  Executive Committee Meeting
     8:30 a.m.                  New Generation Leaders Meeting
    11:30 a.m.                  Board of Directors Meeting
     2:00 p.m.                  Industry Benchmarking Committee Meeting (Open to all)
     2:45 p.m.                  Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting (Open to all)
     3:30 p.m.                  Sustainability Committee Meeting (Open to all)
     4:00 p.m.                  Associate Member Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m.                  Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday
7 a.m.                       Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.                  Registration
8 a.m.                       General Sessions
noon                         Lunch and Rigid Box Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m.                  Reception
7 p.m.                       North American Paperboard Packaging Competition Awards Banquet
                               
Friday
7 a.m.                       Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.                       General Sessions

noon                         Conference Ends

SPEAKERS

Michael Doss, president and CEO, Graphic Packaging International

Steve Wiley, president, The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg

Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo Division, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, director, Global Perspectives Program at Emory University

Beth Ziesenis, technology consultant, speaker, your nerdy best friend

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

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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