Press Release

PPC Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference speakers to address economy, sustainability and digital printing in Atlanta, GA, Oct 29-31

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA, July 11, 2014 (Press Release) -

Experts in the economy, human resources, sustainability, and digital printing will share their research and business forecasts at the Paperboard Packaging Council's Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, October 29-31, 2014.

Some speakers to include:

  • David Scheible, CEO of Graphic Packaging International, will provide his perspective on the global folding carton industry.

  • Tony Charaf, Senior Vice President and Chief Cargo Officer with Delta Air Lines, will speak on servant leadership.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, Director of Emory University's Global Perspectives Program, will address the economic outlook for both the U.S. and the world, and its implications for the paperboard packaging industry.

  • Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America, will speak their mission to promote the sustainability of the graphic communications industry while dispelling common myths about print and paper.

  • Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners, LLC, will facilitate a special session on short-run, digital printing that will provide insight for making use of this important, new technology.

  • Ken Waghorne, Vice President of Packaging at RISI, will address economic trends in paperboard and cartonboard.

  • Henry Serrano, President of Vista Color, will speak on his company's history, trials and tribulations, and plans for the future.

  • TW Francescon, Human Resources Manager at Southern Champion Tray, will discuss his company's 25-year commitment to employee wellness.

"I'm thrilled with our current lineup of speakers," said PPC President, Ben Markens. "Their knowledge and expertise will make for an engaging and informative conference, and I have no doubt that attendees will leave feeling prepared to move their organizations forward in 2015."

Registration for the meeting is now available

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