Summer 2007   Member News l President's Message

Membership Growth a Priority for 2007

Chicago will host FPPA's 2007 Management Workshop September 11.

While FPPA continues to represent the heart of the platemaking industry, we feel that there are other tradeshops in the industry who could benefit from the programs and services that the Association offers. Please read this message from the President to see how you can help. DETAILS

Management Workshop Topics Planned

FPPA’s Management Development Committee met to review topics for the 2007 Management Workshop which will be held September 11, 2007 in Chicago. The meeting


will overlap with GraphExpo, being held September 9-12, 2007 at McCormick Center. The schedule is still  being finalized but tentative sessions include: Succession Planning; FTA First – Version 4 Overview; Financing and Leasing; Profitability; Global Issues & Market Trends. There will also be Roundtable Discussion on the In-House Platemaking Trend and Effects of Off-shore/Cross-Border Manufacturing on Corrugated Carton Demand. DETAILS

FPPA Seeks Supplier Presentations for 2008 Convention

The Call for Papers is underway for FPPA’s 2008 Annual Convention being held in San Antonio, Texas in February. Suppliers interested in submitting paper ideas should contact FPPA by July 27, 2007. DETAILS

Energy Program Savings Available to FPPA Members Through APPI

Several FPPA member companies continue substantial savings on their energy and utility costs through APPI Savings Solutions. DETAILS

FPPA Establishes Partnership with Transportation & Logistics Firm

FPPA has partnered with Mihlfeld & Associates, a transportation and logistics firm, to help reduce costs for FPPA member companies. According to Richard Godfrey, of FPPA Member Mark/Trece Inc., he is “very pleased with the “One Stop Shop” service that they are supplying and the money they have saved us in transportation.”
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FPPA 2007-2008 Program Schedule

Mark your calendars for the following events.


FPPA Management Workshop
September 11-12, 2007
The Ambassador Hotel East
Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Reservations: 888-506-3471
Room Rate: $219

FPPA 11th Annual Convention
February 24-26, 2008
Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

Hotel Reservations: 888-444-6664
Room Rate: $209

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