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Contact: Sherry MacDonald
Phone: 703/264-7237


Powerful Leadership Conference Will Focus on Business Management, Technology

Reston, VA—The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) announced that the new PRINT Innovation Exchange, its executive-level leadership and networking event, will be held December 3-5, 2018 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. This new approach to APTech’s annual conference brings together many of the top printing industry executives, owners and managers to examine industry trends, learn from experts and network with peers.

In addition to its two notable keynote speakers, APTech is partnering with the George Mason University-Graduate School of Business to lead the business management education to help industry service providers and suppliers look at the way they run their businesses and sharpen their business management and technology leadership skills.

“The upcoming PRINT Innovation Exchange conference will be a great learning and networking venue, says Nick Bruno, President, Harris & Bruno International. “APTech, (formerly NPES), has always provided extremely good intel on the market and associated influencers. Now that APTech is expanding its membership to include print service providers, the dynamics will prove to be even more beneficial.”

The education will be led by APTech executives Ken Garner, Vice President, Business Development and Industry Relations, and Julie Shaffer, Associate Vice President, Program and Community Development. They bring to the table several distinguished speakers, including leadership development expert Professor Maury Peiperl, Dean, George Mason University-Graduate School of Business.

KEYNOTE: Innovate or Die Trying—Pablos Holman, Futurist, Inventor and Hacker, Intellectual Ventures.

KEYNOTE: UnSquaring: Is Your Business Model Crippling Your Future?—Wayne Peterson, Principal, Black Canyon Consulting Group, Inc.


The event also balances education with fun with a welcome reception, awards ceremony and dinner, and plenty of time for networking. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families, who can enjoy a narrated guided trolley tour of one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the U.S., transporting them through more than 280 years of American history.

For more information about the PRINT Innovation Exchange and to register, visit

About the Association for PRINT Technologies

The Association for PRINT Technologies is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire printing value chain. We believe in helping our members maximize alignment with their value chain partners to be more effective and competitive. Printing has been vital to communication for decades; today, the digital culture has heightened our industry’s complexity and reframed its relevance. Our signature event—PRINT®—answers the call by bringing the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.