2018 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference

October 24-26, 2018 • The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead • Atlanta, GA


Principal Member Rates
    First Time Attendee:               $595       
    Super Early Bird:                    $995         Ends 8/24/18; avail. to first 20 who register and pay with credit card only
    Early Bird "Buy 2 Get 2":       $1,195      Ends 9/25/2018
    Regular "Buy 2 Get 2"
:           $1,495      Begins 9/26/2018    

Associate Member Rates
   1st Registration Early Bird:     $1,195      Ends 9/25/2018
   1st Registration
:                       $1,495      Begins 9/26/2018
   2nd-3rd Registration
:               $1,695      No early bird discounts available

Spouse/guest rates:                    $295         Entrée to receptions only
Student rates:                             $695

Group rates
:                               See PPC meeting policies page for info.

To register, call (413) 686-9191 or email Kate Smith.


The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead  (Formerly known as the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead)
3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Rooms will be allocated on a first–come, first–served basis. Reservations will be accepted at the discounted group rate until the room block is full or the cutoff date (whichever comes first). After that, reservations will be honored based on availability at regular hotel rates.

Rate: $219. Book by Sept. 24, 2018
BOOK ONLINE or call (800)325-3589 and ask for the Paperboard Packaging rate.


Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport

6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320

To receive discounted flights via Delta Airlines, visit delta.com, select "Book A Trip," click "Advanced Search," and enter meeting code NMQVM in the "Meeting Event Code" box. You may also make a reservation (for a fee) by calling (800) 328-1111 Mon.-Fri., 7:00 am – 7:00 pm EST. 

Expedite air travel security screenings by enrolling in the TSA Pre. Once  approved, you will receive a "Known Traveler Number" to include when making reservations. An indicator on your boarding pass will allow you to proceed through the TSA Pre✓™ lane where you will not have to remove your shoes, laptop, belt, jacket, etc. Visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck for more information.

Business casual is the requested attire for committee meetings and general sessions. Casual for Wednesday night. Jackets/ties suggested for men and dressy attire for women at Thursday’s award dinner.


October temperatures in Atlanta are usually a warm 65-80°F during the day and a cool 40-50°F in the evening.


Let the Fall Meeting mobile app power your conference experience. Download it to access the attendee list, speaker and session info, area maps, fun social features, and more. It’s your comprehensive guide to the meeting…and it’s always at your fingertips!

To download:
1. [Skip this step if you already have the PPC app on your device.] Search the Apple App Store or Google Play for PPC Events, or entering the following URL into your mobile browser: http://ppc.quickmobile.mobi/

2. Once you are in the app, tap the “+” icon in the 2018 Fall Meeting box to access the current meeting content. You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Click here for your username/password or email bwesterlind@paperbox.org.


SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

7:30 a.m.                 Registration
10:30 a.m.               Carton Competition Grand Opening
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Committee Meetings and Breakouts
6:30 p.m.                Welcome Event

7:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.                  General Sessions
12:00 p.m.                Lunch
12:00 p.m           Breakouts                  
1:30 p.m.                  General Sessions
6:30 p.m                   Reception
7:00 p.m.                  Carton Competition Banquet & Awards Ceremony

7:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.                  General Sessions
12:00 p.m.                Conference Concludes


Beth Ziesenis, Speaker, Author, Nerd
How to be Human with Technology



Melissa Gratias, PhD, Productivity Psychologist
Rituals that WORK: How to Gain Control of Your Time

Bill Farquharson, Sales Trainer for the Print and Packaging Industry
The 25 Best Sales Tips Ever!

     Jeff Rosensweig, Professor, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
     Economic Forecast You Need to Succeed

Andy Bolton, President & CEO, PaperWorks Industries, Inc
PPC Member Spotlight


Associate Member Film Festival
Associate members are invited to submit an entertaining 2-3 minute video that highlights your company's unique attributes and special distinctions. Don't worry about making it professional—the best videos are made in just a few hours with an inexpensive handheld camera. The only requirement is to have fun and be creative! The film will be shown during the General Session, so this is a great way to showcase your offerings to potential customers--best of all, it is FREE!

To participate, just email an .avi, .mov, .mpeg2, or .mp4 entries to Kate Smith no later than September 14, 2018. If files are larger than 10 MG, please use Dropbox.com or YouSendIt.com for sending the files. Films will be combined with other member videos on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are unable to feature your video at the upcoming meeting, it will run at the next conference. Associate members are allowed to submit one video per calendar year.

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