2019 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference

April 3-5, 2019 • Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa Coronado, CA

Join us on Coronado Island for Spring Meeting! It’s the perfect time to come together as an industry and invest in our own success stories. An assortment of excellent speakers will help you learn more about the state of the industry and help improve your business.

We’ll also experience California’s amazing weather and views of the San Diego coast. Get ready connect with peers, celebrate successes, and toast to growth.


Principal Member Rates

    First Time Attendee:              $595     Principal members only.
    Super Early Bird:                   $995     Ends 1/2/19; avail. to first 20 who register and pay with credit card only
    Early Bird  "Buy 2 Get 2":     $1,195    Ends 3/2/2019       
    Regular "Buy 2 Get 2":         $1,495    Begins 3/3/2019  

Group rates: See PPC meeting policies page for info.

Associate Member Rates
   1st Registration Early Bird:     $1,195     Ends 3/2/2019
   1st Registration:                    $1,495    Begins 3/3/2019
   2nd-3rd Registration:             $1,695    No early bird discounts available

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

To register, call (413) 686-9191 or email Katie Wing.

To request an attendee list, email Katie Wing.


Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa
2000 Second St, Coronado, CA 92118

Book Online or call 1.877.212.5752 and ask for the discounted rate*.

PPC has secured a discounted room rate of only $239/night. Book by March 4, 2019 to secure your rate! Rooms will be allocated on a first–come, first–served basis. Reservations will be accepted at the discounted group rate until the room block is full or the cutoff date (whichever comes first). After that, reservations will be honored based on availability at regular hotel rates.
Please note that the resort fee is optional and can be added at check in.

San Diego International Airport

Business casual for committee meetings and general sessions. Casual for Wednesday evening’s cruise (bring a jacket or sweater). Dressier for Thursday evening’s dinner (e.g. sports jackets).

Highs will be in the 50s – 60s (°F), lows in the 40s – 50s (°F)


Let the Spring Meeting mobile app power your conference experience. Download it to see who's going, update your profile, discover exciting speaker sessions, and so much more. The app is your comprehensive guide to the meeting, and it's always at your fingertips!

To download:
1. [Skip this step if you already have the PPC app on your device.] Search the Apple App Store or Google Play for PPC Events, or entering the following URL into your mobile browser: ppc.quickmobile.mobi/

2. Once you are in the PPC app, tap the “+” icon in the 2018 Spring Meeting box to access the current meeting content. You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Click here for your username/password or email bwesterlind@paperbox.org.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

7:30 a.m.              Registration
8:30 a.m.              Principal Member Showcase Breakfast (Open to Principals and presenting Associates)
8:00 a.m.              Committee Meetings & Breakout Sessions
        8:00 a.m.          Executive Committee Meeting (Closed meeting)
        11:00 a.m.        Board of Directors Meeting (Closed meeting)
12:00 p.m. Women's Leadership Committee Meeting
        4:00 p.m.         Associate Member Committee Meeting 
        4:00 p.m.         Rigid Box Committee Meeting
5:45 p.m.              First-Timer Reception

6:30 p.m.             Welcome Dinner & Cruise

7:00 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.              Registration
8:00 a.m.     General Session
9:45 a.m.              Associate Member Film Fest and Break
12:00 p.m.         Lunch Breakout Sessions
    New Generation Leaders Meeting (By invitation only)
    Benchmarking Committee Meeting 

1:30 p.m.     General Session Resumes
2:45 p.m               Associate Member Film Fest and Break
6:30 p.m.              Reception & Banquet

7:00 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.              Special Workshop
11:30 a.m.            Closing Remarks
12:00 p.m.            Program Concludes


Alan Beaulieu
Economist and President, ITR Economics

Lisa Fine
Techincal Director, Ink Systems

Tara Goodwin
Founder and Principal, Crisis Interception, LLC

Brian Wagner
Co-founder and Principal, PTIS, LLC

Barry Deutsch
Executive Recruiter, IMPACT Hiring Solutions

Anne Bowers-Evangelista
President, Lumos, LLC


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 Giuseppe Liquori no later than March 20, 2019. 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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