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22nd Annual Conference, March 24-26, 2019

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - March 26 @ 12:00 pm

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Join us as we come together to take on industry challenges and grow our businesses. Not only will we hear insightful keynote presentations, we’ll learn about the latest technical innovations from industry suppliers and participate in one-on-one networking. Take your seat at the premiere flexo pre-press industry conference. See you in Scottsdale!



Member: $845
Nonmember: $995

Special! Buy two member registrations and get the third for only $495. (Call 413-686-9187 and be prepared to register all three at once.)



The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Pkwy,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Click here to book your room at the FPPA discounted rate of only $239/night!
Attendees must book by March 1



Business casual for all sessions.



Highs in the upper 70s° F and lows in the low 50s° F.


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Schedule (Subject to Change)

Sunday, March 24:

1:00 p.m.           Board Meeting

6:00                  Welcome Reception/Dinner (food, fun & networking)

Monday, March 25:

7:00 a.m.           Breakfast

8:00                  Welcome

8:30                  Keynote Presentation

9:30                  Technical Sessions

11:00                One-On-One Platemaker/Supplier Sessions

12:30 p.m.         Lunch

1:30                  One-On-One Platemaker/Supplier Sessions

2:30                  Technical Sessions

6:30                  President’s Dinner

Tuesday, March 26:

7:30 a.m.           Breakfast

8:30                    Keynote Presentation

9:30                    Technical Sessions

12:00 p.m.         Closing Remarks


Dick Storat

President, Richard Storat & Associates, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer, Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA)


A Shifting Economy: What the Corrugated Industry Needs to Know

Times are good for the consumer—and that translates into healthy demand for corrugated boxes. But with increasing political uncertainty and trade tensions growing, the business outlook may not stay so cheery. Dick will offer a forecast for the future, covering overall economic trends as well as corrugated-specific insights. This session is a must for anyone offering printing plates, cutting dies, and other products and services to the corrugated sector.


Bio: Richard E. (Dick) Storat is the founder and president of Richard Storat & Associates, Inc., a management and economic consulting firm for the forest products industry. He also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association, where he manages the Multiwall Sack Recycling Program. Prior to his current roles, he served as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Information Officer at Gaylord Container Corporation as well as the Chief Economist for the American Forest & Paper Association.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


March 24 @ 1:00 pm
March 26 @ 12:00 pm


The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale,AZ85258United States
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