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Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018 Reg Now Open!

Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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Registration is now open for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, coming June 19 – 20 to Washington, D.C. The Legislative Summit will bring printers, packaging converters, technology and consumable suppliers, and allied interests together for public policy and political education, as well as direct interaction with Members of Congress and the Administration to discuss hot-button policy issues.

The co-hosts of the Legislative Summit are AICC, The Independent Packaging Association; the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM), formerly NPES; the Fibre Box Association (FBA); Printing Industries of America (PIA); Idealliance; and Specialty Graphic Industry Association (SGIA). Additionally, lending their support are Legislative Summit sponsors: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI), FalcoSult, Book Manufacturers Institute (BMI), National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), and Resolute Forest Products.

Representing a $1.4 trillion share of the U.S. economy, the thriving printing, packaging and mailing industry employs 7.5 million workers. At the same time, it is challenged by a shortage of qualified workers, crumbling infrastructure, unfair trade policies and laws and regulations that stifle business growth. Industry executives will engage in a one-of-a-kind legislative experience, networking with peers and colleagues from across the nation, and culminating in face-to-face meetings designed to advocate for action on critical issues that impact the industry that include:

  • Policy issues impacting your company’s bottom line, such as:
    • Tax – Next steps in making reforms permanent and workable for your company
    • Workforce Development – Policy trends to develop an in-demand, highly skilled manufacturing industry workforce
    • Trade – Impacts of potential tariffs on paper, equipment, and industry jobs
    • Regulatory, Data Privacy & Legal – Status of regulatory rollbacks at EPA, OSHA and NLRB; compliance with US and international data privacy regulations; efforts to combat frivolous litigation by “patent trolls”
  • Effective ways to promote the powerful economic impact of print, packaging and paper; plus, best practices on how to successfully advocate for your company and the industry
  • Expert analysis of the upcoming high-stakes midterm elections and how to best position the industry to further its advocacy goals in an uncertain political world.


To educate policymakers and favorably influence members of Congress to act, advocates must present compelling information about the importance of this key U.S. industry that puts America to work. C-Suite executives of printing, packaging, mailing and graphic communication technology companies, executives with responsibility for environmental/health and safety, human resources, legal, postal, tax, technology and/or sales are especially encouraged to attend.

For the latest information about the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, as the program elements and speakers are announced, to register, and to reserve hotel accommodations, visit:

For more information, contact Cindy Huber, AICC, at or (877) 836-2422; Sherry MacDonald, APTechSM, at or (703) 264-7237; Rachel Kenyon, FBA, at or (847) 364-9600; Lisbeth Lyons, PIA at or (202) 627-6925; David Steinhardt, Idealliance, at or (703) 837-1066; or, Donald Rendulic, SGIA, or (703) 359-1370.



About AICC: AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is uniting and celebrating the success of inspired, independent packaging companies. We are a growing membership association which has served independents since 1974, by providing access to education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company- join and all employees at all locations have access to member benefits. In April 2017 AICC began offering free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC will deliver success.

About the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM): The Association for Print Technologies (formerly known as NPES), is a purpose-driven organization here to support the entire printing value chain. We believe in making our members and their value chain partners more competitive and more aligned.  Print has been vital to communication for decades; however, the digital culture has heightened industry complexity and reframed its relevance.  APTech’sSM signature event—PRINT®— brings the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and new technology together to create connections and showcase our industry.  For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.

About FBA: The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is a non-profit trade association that represents North American corrugated packaging manufacturers. The association has been working for more than 77 years to grow, protect and enhance the overall well-being of the industry by providing member-valued programs and services.

About Idealliance: Idealliance, a global thought leader in the graphic communications industry since 1896, is a non-profit industry organization with eleven (11) strategically located offices around the world. ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for the competencies systems, materials and facilities required to function as a state-of-the-art operation in a dynamic and highly competitive graphic communications marketplace. Idealliance serves brands; content and media creators; manufacturers; service providers in mail, marketing, print and packaging; and material suppliers and technology partners worldwide. We do this through Standards Development, support for Print and Integrated Media Workflows & Technologies, and Certification & Training. Our specifications have transformed the graphic communications industry by defining production workflows for color (GRACoL®, SWOP®, XCMYK™, G7® , BrandQ™), content management (PRISM®), mail supply (Mail.dat®, Mail.XML™), and paper (papiNet®). As a leading innovator in ISO standards and program development, we provide information, insight and training designed to drive innovation and advance the industry segments we serve by attracting new talent and increasing staff and management skill levels. Join us in creating the future of our industry. | (703) 837-1070.

About PIA: Printing Industries of America is the largest national trade association dedicated to graphic communications with more than 6,000-member companies throughout North America. PIA, along with its affiliated associations, delivers services and products that enhance the knowledge, growth and profitability of members through advocacy, research, education, and networking.

About SGIA: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process.