2018 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference

April 11-13, 2018 • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront  Baltimore, MD 


Principal Member Rates

    First Time Attendee:              $595     Principal members only.
    Super Early Bird:                   $995     Ends 1/9/18; avail. to first 20 who register and pay with credit card only
    Early Bird  "Buy 2 Get 2":     $1,195    Ends 3/16/2018       
    Regular "Buy 2 Get 2":         $1,495    Begins 3/17/2018  

Associate Member Rates
   1st Registration Early Bird:     $1,195     Ends 3/16/2018
   1st Registration:                    $1,495    Begins 3/17/2018
   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.

Women's Leadership Conference:       TBD

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

To request an attendee list, email Kate Smith.


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Book Online or call 1.888.212.5752 and ask for the discounted rate.

PPC has secured a discounted room rate of only $239/night. Book by March 12, 2018 to secure your rate! 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.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Business casual for committee meetings and general sessions.

In April, Baltimore has highs in the 60s (°F) and lows in the upper 40s (°F)


Let the Spring 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!

Search the Apple App Store or Google Play for PPC Events, or entering the following URL into your mobile browser: http://ppc.quickmobile.mobi/

Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming event.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

7:30 a.m.              Registration
8:00 a.m.              Principal Member Showcase Breakfast (Open to Principals and presenting Associates)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Committee Meetings & Breakout Sessions
    8:00 a.m.          Executive Committee Meeting (Closed meeting)
    11:00 a.m.        Board of Directors Meeting (Closed meeting)
1:30 p.m.  Committee Meetings

6:30 p.m.              Welcome Banquet

7:00 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.              Registration
8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m     Morning General Session
12:00 p.m.         Lunch
            Committee Meetings 
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m  Afternoon General Session
7 p.m.                  Reception 

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




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 February 20, 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.

Platinum Sponsor

Conference Sponsors


"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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