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LeadingPRINT Forum

April 23, 2019

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

What will the LeadingPRINT Forum do for you?

It’s the highly interactive, motivational conference that will drive you to achieve leadership excellence. The LeadingPRINT Forum will address these issues and more, leading you to improve your competitive advantage, motivate and retain a qualified and responsive workforce, and create sustained growth. With innovative learning formats showcasing printers featured in APTech’s flagship publication, LeadingPRINT, the Forum will reveal the secrets of how successful industry leaders fueled their success.


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PROGRAM At-a-Glance



8:00 - 2:00 pm

Board Of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

Jasmine E

2:00 - 2:10 pm

Welcome and Introduction
Thayer Long, President, Association for PRINT Technologies

Jasmine A

2:10 - 3:10 pm

The Eight Rings of Organizational Leadership
Ron Rosenberg, President, Quality Talk

Owners and managers today are faced with problems of cutthroat competition, financial pressures, and employee performance and retention. In this highly interactive and entertaining session, you will learn how the “Eight Rings of Organizational Leadership™” can help you dramatically improve your bottom line. By understanding how to apply these eight areas of leadership excellence, you’ll be able to expand your customer base, motivate and retain a qualified and responsive workforce, and achieve tangible business results.

Marketing and customer service expert Ron Rosenberg will help you discover:

  • How to translate your mission into outstanding front-line customer service
  • How to recognize the patterns and cycles that affect your business and how you can turn this knowledge into a unique competitive advantage
  • How to create an aligned and motivated workforce
  • How to establish an environment of continuous improvement that will improve customer loyalty

Come prepared for fun as you learn how to apply the “Eight Rings” to help produce profound change in your company.

Jasmine A

3:20 - 4:20 pm

Challenging Personnel? Solutions and Resolutions

Ken Garner, SVP, Content Creation, Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)

Test your experience and skill in dealing with that ‘challenging’ direct report. Before the session you’ll receive a case study that lays out a realistic scenario that seemingly requires a decision between the importance of individual performance versus organizational culture. During the event, we’ll break into groups to discuss and ultimately recommend a solution to resolve the challenge. Groups will need to defend the solutions they recommend against the solutions proposed by other teams. Your preconceived notions about the best way to solve this conundrum are likely to be challenged. Anyone who has responsibility for managing teams or functional departments will be able to relate and benefit from this ‘challenging’ and fun exercise.

Facilitated by Ken Garner, APTech’s SVP for Content Creation. Ken has been effectively leading individuals and teams in challenging environments for over 4 decades.

Jasmine A

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Building A Competitive Advantage – High Performing CEOs Share Their Secrets

Lawrence Chou
CEO, MGX Copy/Printivity

Gina Danner
CEO, NextPage

Joe Gass
CEO, Heritage Printing

What does it take to achieve sustained growth in a mature industry? In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from three industry CEOs with very different businesses, but with one thing in common: they’re growing by leaps and bounds. Lawrence, Gina and Joe have all been featured authors in LeadingPRINT magazine, where they’ve shared some of their innovative ideas that resulted in that growth—including using in depth data analytics to make informed decisions, mastering search engine SEO to corner a market and building “out of the box” marketing programs. In this session, you’ll learn how these business leaders have fueled their success, increasing profitability and achieving bigger market share through their creativity and innovation. Come ready to interact with this sharp group of industry leaders!

Jasmine A

5:30 - 5:50pm

Putting it All Together – Program Wrap-up

Ken Garner, SVP, Content Creation Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)

Jasmine A

6:00 - 6:50pm

XPLOR General Session: Pitchforks. Fire. Villagers. And You!

Moderator: Scott Draeger, VP of Customer Transformation, Quadient

South Pacific Ballroom EF

7:00 - 9:00pm

XPLOR19 Opening Reception

(Sponsored by Taylor Corporation)

South Pacific Ballroom EF

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Lawrence Chou

Chief Executive Officer

MGX Copy/Printivity

Gina Danner

Chief Executive Officer


Joe Gass

Chief Executive Officer

Heritage Printing

Ron Rosenberg


Quality Talk

Ken Garner

SVP, Content Creation

Association for PRINT Technologies

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Mandalay Bay is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on Las Vegas Blvd. with an 11-acre pool paradise featuring real sand and a wave pool.


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Member Rate: $89

Non-Member Rate: $99