Evolution of U.S. Retail in an Increasingly Digital World & APTech MembershipAs an association, APTech provides our members with support, education & market research that sparks frank discussions that inspire new ideas that bring value to our community. APTech President Thayer Long sits down with Jon Budington - CEO, More Vang & APTech Board Member to chat about one of APTech/PRIMIR latest research studies - Evolution of U.S. Retail in an Increasingly Digital World & how an APTech membership has inspired them to take risks that have inspired new ideas.
A Chat with Mark Hischar, Chairman
APTech RebrandedAPTech Chairman Mark Hischar, President & CEO, KBA-North America, talks about the Association’s rebranding initiative and how it is more than just a brand change—it is a strategic vision of where we are going, to realize our full potential and be more inclusive of the entire value chain.
A Chat with Julie Shaffer
Importance of EducationJulie Shaffer, Associate VP of Program and Community Development at APTech, talks to Gina Testa about why she decided to join the team at the new association and her passion for education and bringing new people into the printing industry.
A Chat with Thayer Long
Thayer Long on APTech's MissionThayer Long, President & CEO of the Association for Print Technologies, talks to Gina Testa about creating a new market position for the association and what kinds of things they’ll continue to do and the new things happening that will strengthen the organization and build on a deep legacy of helping to grow the industry.
A Chat with Kelly Kilga
Growing Our IndustryKelly Kilga, Vice President Meetings & Events, discusses her role at the Association, where she and her team manage all event activities for APTech, as well as exciting plans for APTech’s signature event—PRINT®—which brings the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry.
What is Print?Heralding a bold new mission to drive Printing Industry growth, the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), formerly NPES, has a new identity that is both a nod to the Association’s signature annual event—PRINT®—which it has produced since 1968, and marks a defining moment in the Association’s 85-year history. Additionally, the new name signifies progress toward completion of its Strategic Business Plan for the Industry, which launched in January 2017.
Future of the Industry