2019 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference

April 01-05, 2019 • Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa • Coronado, California

Join us for Spring Meeting! It's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the members of our industry and share in our recent successes. Continue to check this page for updates regarding speakers and the final schedule.  


Principal Member Rates (final dates tbd)

    First Time Attendee:            $595        Principal members only.
    Super Early Bird:                 $995       Available to first 20 who register by */*/2019 and pay within 2 weeks upon receipt of invoice.
    Early Bird "Buy 2 Get 2":      $1,195     Ends */**/2019
    Regular "Buy 2 Get 2"
:         $1,495     Begins */**/2019       

Associate Member Rates
   1st Registration Early Bird:     $1,195     Ends */**/2019
   1st Registration
:                    $1,495    Begins */**/2019
   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.



Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa 
2000 Second Street, Coronado, California 92118

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.

Check back here for details about reserving your room. 


San Diego International Airport
3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101


Business Casual for committee meetings and general sessions. Formal for Thursday evening's Gair Award ceremony. 


Southern California has warm weather year-round.  


Let the Spring Meeting mobile app power your conference experience. Download it to see who's going, update your profile, discover exciting speaker sessions, and so much more. The app is 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: ppc.quickmobile.mobi/

2. Once you are in the PPC app, tap the “+” icon in the 2019 Spring 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
8:00 a.m.              Principal Member Showcase Breakfast (Open to Principals and presenting Associate)
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Committee Meetings
    8:00 a.m.              Executive Committee Meeting (Closed meeting)
    10:30 a.m.            Board of Directors Meeting (Closed meeting)
    2:00 p.m.              Industry Benchmarking Committee Meeting 
Marketing & Sustainability Committee Meeting 
Women's Leadership Committee Meeting (Closed meeting)
Rigid Box Committee Meeting 
    4:00 p.m.             Associate Member Committee Meeting
Principal Members: Get More From Your Membership

7:00 p.m.              Welcome Reception

7 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.              Registration
8 a.m. - 12 p.m     Morning General Session
12:00 p.m.     Lunch
                         Canadian Committee Meeting
                         Corrugated Committee Meeting
                         New Generation Leaders Meeting (Closed meeting)
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m  Afternoon General Session

7 p.m.                  Robert T. Gair Award Reception and Dinner

7 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.                  General Sessions
12 p.m.                Program Concludes


To be determined. 

Special Opportunities

Associate Member Film Festival
Associate members are invited to submit an entertaining 2-3 minute video that highlights yor 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 February 20, 2019. 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.

Platinum Sponsor


"PPC hosted another first-class event. I was extremely pleased with the information and lessons learned from an impressive group of speakers.”
—Tony Hyland, President and CEO
Tap Packaging Solutions

"It was a privilege participating in such a first-rate conference that gives the impression of the strong community network and professional support that creates the family feeling of PPC. Thank you for your warmth and kindness."
—Fran Cade, President and Owner,
Diversified Label Images, Inc.


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