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graphicWestin Savannah Harbor Resort
Savannah Georgia
December 3-5, 2018

Each year, the Association for PRINT Technologies’ annual conference is where members gather to discuss the state of the industry, keep up on trends, and stay on the leading edge of business success. In addition to relaxing and enjoying the camaraderie of your peers, it is also the place to navigate the future of the Association through dynamic Committee, Executive and Board meetings.

In 2018, we are building on this platform to introduce the new annual PRINT Innovation Exchange—with influential keynotes and two powerful tracks focusing on Business and Management, and Technology.


Scroll down to learn more about the PRINT Innovation Exchange.

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The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Situated in the Savannah River District, the resort is home to beautiful marshlands, wild coasts, and many bird species. Enjoy the tranquil riverside pool oasis, Har-tru tennis courts, Marina, and the area’s only PGA championship golf course, nestled amidst stunning nature. The resort features luxury accommodations, extensive meeting space, and the latest amenities, including fully integrated multimedia connectivity centers.

SPECIAL GROUP RATE: ($159.00 plus the resort fee of $15)
To make your reservations, call The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa at (800) 228-3000 by November 2, 2018 for the group rate and indicate that you are attending the Association for PRINT Technologies Annual PRINT Innovation Exchange.

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Early-Bird Deadline: Extended to November 16, 2018

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Register today and invest time in the most important business in the world ... YOURS.

Early-Bird Deadline: Extended to November 16, 2018
Members: $299   Non-members: $399

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PRINT Innovation Exchange Brochure

Invest time in the most important business in the world ... YOURS. The PRINT Innovation Exchange focuses on transformation for top executives in supplier, manufacturer and printing companies. This interactive event combines dynamic keynotes, dedicated educational tracks and extensive networking opportunities.

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Spouse Program

Old Town Trolley Guided Tour

Step on/off the trolley as you ride along cobblestone paved streets beneath moss-draped oaks and experience the “Old South” with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront and abundance of true southern charm. Founded in 1733, Savannah is one of America’s finest preserved cities and considered a jewel of the south. You will enjoy a comprehensive, completely narrated guided tour of one of the largest National Urban Historic Land marked Districts in the United States.  Let us transport your group through more than 280 years of American history.

Keynote Speakers

Pablos Holman

Futurist, Inventor and Hacker

Intellectual Ventures

Pablos is a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker.  He helped create the world's smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; & spaceships with Jeff Bezos.  Currently, Pablos is working for Nathan Myhrvold & Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to the world's biggest problems.

Pablos is one of the most sought after speakers with an incredible ability to explain complex technology to any audience. He has informed and entertained audiences at world-renowned technology summits including the World Economic Forum at Davos.  His TEDtalk has over 10 million views.

Wayne Peterson


Black Canyon Consulting Group, Inc.

Too many mission statements are little more than a patchwork of platitudes and buzzwords. No energy, little insight, no real guidance on what to do or how to behave … they’re merely placeholders in lieu of a genuine strategy.

An effective competitive strategy describes the challenges facing your organization and the specific, tangible actions you’ll take to tackle them. Unfortunately, few companies can clearly articulate why anyone should want to be their customers. And that’s where Wayne excels.

Wayne builds effective B2B business strategies for SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) that leverage your capabilities and resources, and align with your organizational culture.

Prof. Maury Peiperl


George Mason University School of Business

Maury is an authority on change, talent, and leadership, in particular leadership that crosses markets and borders.  His 2015 Harvard Business Review article “CEOs Need Mentors Too” (with Suzanne de Janasz) showed how some leaders maximize their continued learning while others underperform in the role despite the stellar performance that got them there. His books include the market-leading text Managing Change (McGraw Hill), as well as the central reference in the careers field, The Handbook of Career Studies (Sage).

Prior to joining George Mason, Maury was Director (Dean) of Cranfield School of Management, one of the UK’s leading MBA and Executive Development institutions.


Monday, December 3, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Board Member Orientation (by invitation only)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Executive Committee Lunch (by invitation only)
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Board Meeting (by invitation only)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome Networking Reception
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote: Innovate or Die Trying -
Pablos Holman, Futurist, Inventor and Hacker, Intellectual Ventures
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Keynote: UnSquaring: Is Your Business Model Crippling Your Future?
Wayne Peterson, Principal, Black Canyon Consulting Group
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Business/Management: You Need to “Radicalize” Your Business Strategy -
Ken Garner, VP Business Development & Industry Relations, APTech

Technology: Technology & Business; A Look at the Hype, Reality & Your Future
Julie Shaffer, Assoc. VP, Program & Community Development, APTech
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Business/Management: The Challenge of Change -
Maury Peiperl, Dean, George Mason University School of Business

Technology: Adding These Technologies Changed My Business—Industry Entrepreneurs Tell All -
Al Kennickell, President, The Kennickell Group, Tom O’Brien, President, Acculink
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Business/Management: Transformational Leadership -
Maury Peiperl, Dean, George Mason University School of Business (workshop)

Technology: Your Supply Chain: Growing the Top and Bottom Line -
Bill Ruddy, Vice President, Supply Chain, CCL Label
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Business/Management: Why Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch -
Maury Peiperl, Dean, George Mason University School of Business

Technology: The Automation Imperative: Your Future Depends on It -
JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Director, Sundance
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Networking Reception, Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7:30 AM   Breakfast Service Begins
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast with PRIMIR: A Look at 2018 Research Study Results
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Annual Members Meeting and Election of Offcers
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Closing Keynote Session
11:00 AM   Adjourn