People, Paperboard, & Productivity

T&P and FEI-HR Workshop
Feb. 19 – 21, 2019 * Dallas, Texas

Calling all technical, financial, and HR professionals: join us for the T&P/FEI-HR Workshop! Put on jointly by PPC’s Technical and Production, Financial Executives, and Human Resources Committees, this informative workshop will help you hone your own skills and better your company’s operations. Not only will the event feature exciting keynote speakers and breakout sessions for each professional area, it will also offer great networking opportunities and exciting plant tours of a WestRock paper mill, Southern Champion Tray’s converting facility, and American Carton Company's converting facility.


PPC Members:
Early bird rate: $495  (expires 12/21/18)
Regular rate: $595
All: Buy 2 get 1 free

Registering 5 or more? Call us for special discounts

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


Hotel Location
DoubleTree by Hilton DFW North
4441 W John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063

Booking Link (Please copy and paste into your web browser):,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Call (972) 929-8181 with the group code "PPC" to secure our special rate. Rate ends 1/29/19.

Lunch, Dinner on Tuesday, all meals on Wednesday, and Breakfast, Lunch on Thursday are included.

DFW Airport North

Business casual.

Temperatures at this time of year are usually in the 40s or 50s. (Fahrenheit)

We can provide a standard completion certificate that may be acceptable to your certifying authority.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – At Hotel
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Welcome
1:00 p.m. Keynote: Bill Kaiser—High Performing Culture
2:30 p.m. Breakout sessions

               Operations Track
               1. Best Practices in Sheet Fed Litho
               2. Best Practices in Sheet Fed Tooling and Cutting

               Financial Track
               1. Life with the Affordable Health Care Act
               2. Where will Freight Cost Go From Here?

               HR Track
               1. The ABCs of Managing with XYZ (Generational Differences)
               2. What's New with Compensation Strategies?

5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
8:30 p.m. Conclude

Wednesday, Plant Tours

1. Breakfast at Hotel
2. WestRock Mill
3. Southern Champion Tray
4. American Carton Company
5. Dinner

Thursday, Feb. 21 – At Hotel
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Best Practices in Safety
10:00 a.m. Breakout sessions

Operations Track
1. Tips and Tricks to Maximize Paperboard Yield

Financial Track
1. R&D Gains with the IRS Help

2. Peace of Mind with Data Security

HR Track
1. Attracting “A” Players and Playing with a Full Roster

2. Performance Reviews with a Purpose

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Conclusion

Keynote SpeakerBill Kaiser
Prior to joining HPC, Bill worked for 20+ years in the employee benefits industry. 13 years at RSI (with HPC Founder & CEO, David Friedman) followed by 7 years with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG). Bill started in direct selling and later moved into leadership positions as Area President of Gallagher’s Mt. Laurel, NJ office and then MidAtlantic Region VP of Sales & Marketing. Having lived and breathed the Fundamentals at RSI and championing the Gallagher Way at AJG, Bill can speak experientially to the impact a high performing culture delivers.

The Practical and Sustainable Way to Build a High Performing Culture
World-class organizations have long recognized the powerful influence their cultures have on the performance of their people, and by  extension, the performance of their companies. While most organizations allow their cultures to evolve naturally, top-performing ones don’t leave this to chance. They’re amazingly intentional about how they create and drive the culture they want to have. This is not your standard abstract or theoretical program about the importance of creating a vision or mission statement. Rather, it's a practical, actionable, no nonsense program designed to give participants the tools to leverage their corporate culture as a distinct competitive advantage.

• Why culture is so closely linked to success
• The difference between a “good culture” and a “high-perfoming culture”
• How to “institutionalize” your culture
• Why behaviors are more important than values
• How to sustain your culture for years, not months



Speaker Presentations


Platinum Sponsor

Meeting Sponsor

"The seminar exceeded my expectations. My fellow attendees were down to earth and made me feel welcome; I hope to attend again!"
— John Gordon, Jr., CIO,
Roosevelt Paper Co.

“PPC's FEI/HR Forum earned an A+. The plant tour was terrific and the topics were timely, which kept the large group of attendees fully engaged. Year after year, I've been more than satisfied with the content, and I am glad I attended."
—Mark Hopkinson, CFO,
Artistic Carton Co.

“FEI was professionally done and informative. I recommend it for anyone looking to learn how other industry executives are overcoming financial obstacles in this challenging economy."
—Jerry Lamm, CFO,
CardPak, Inc.

“Attending FEI was a tremendous experience. The session leaders were at the top of their game and in tune with current issues impacting our respective companies. Moreover, the meetings provided an excellent opportunity to network with some of the most respected financial professionals in our industry."
—Ed Kapfhammer,
Director of Finance/Human Resources,
National Carton & Coating


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