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  • C3020417  ( 04/02/2017 - 04/05/2017 )

    Bringing an Improvement Culture to Life

    For more than a quarter century, the Continuous Improvement Conference has helped companies achieve operational excellence through the use of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Attendees have directly linked higher profits, lowered waste, and improved lead times to this conference. It provides the knowledge to develop a productive company culture, implement and maintain a structured improvement system, and apply tools to reduce waste and errors. Learn from some of the most progressive companies in the industry. This highly esteemed program features nationally known keynote speakers, breakout sessions delivered by printing leaders and CI experts, networking opportunities, and plant tours.

  • G1770417  ( 04/06/2017 )


    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    2:00–3:30 PM Eastern Time

    FREE for Printing Industries of America (PIA) Members

    $49 for non-members


    Webinar Overview

    The printing industry has been deemed a high hazard industry by OSHA for amputations and combustible dust, causing the number of inspections, citations, and penalties in our industry to skyrocket. On average, OSHA is inspecting at least one to two printing operations per week and they are finding violations that cost you real money.


    This webinar will provide you the information needed to understand the key OSHA regulations and what steps you will need to take to become compliant. OSHA has dramatically increased their fines so don’t wait until they come knocking on your door, be proactive!



    You Will Learn

    • Recent OSHA printing industry inspection activities
    • OSHA’s new injury reporting requirements and ramifications
    • The requirements for the Global Harmonization System changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
    • Machine Guarding Requirements
    • Lockout/Tagout program requirements and employee training
    • How to avoid a citation for combustible dust
    • New requirements for walking and working surfaces including fall protection and ladders


    Who Should Attend

    • CEOs and presidents
    • Plant managers
    • Operations and production managers
    • HR managers


    Webinar Presenter

    Gary Jones

    Assistant VP, Environmental Health and Safety Affairs

    Printing Industries of America



  • G1770417B  ( 04/11/2017 )

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Time

    Free for Printing Industries of America (PIA) Members

    $29 for non-members

    Presented By

    Printing Industries of America

    Webinar Overview

    A great printer is more than just a company that sets ink to paper. A great printer is a master of their craft. It may begin with a client’s design setting the foundation, but it is the careful selection of materials and tools, the fine attention to detail, technical application, and impeccable workmanship that sets an exceptional company’s work apart from others.


    Premier Print Awards judges are astounded year after year at the fine quality and painstaking detail put into entries. With the advent of new technologies and resources, the bar is continually being raised to even greater heights and it makes the selection process all the more exciting.


    In this webinar, you’ll hear what new features Printing Industries of America has planned for the Premier Print Awards. Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America, will give you an update on the new categories added to this year’s competition as well as how to operate the new entry system at Also joining us will be two Premier Print Awards judges who will give you the inside scoop on what they look for in a Benny-winning piece.

    You Will Learn

    • Important entry details for the 2017 Premier Print Awards
    • Updates on the newest categories added to the Premier Print Awards
    • How to operate the new Premier Print Awards entry system
    • What Premier Print Awards judges look for in a winning piece

    Who Should Attend

    • CEOs and presidents
    • Owners
    • Marketing and communication professionals
    • Sales professionals


    2:00-2:15      Introduction to the Premier Print Awards (Michael Makin)

    2:15-2:30      What’s new to the 2017 Premier Print Awards? (Michael Makin)

    2:30-2:45      Q and A with Premier Print Award judges moderated by Michael Makin

    2:45-3:00      Open Q and A with Premier Print Award judges, Michael Makin, and the viewing audience.

    Webinar Presenter

    Michael Makin

    President and CEO

    Printing Industries of America



  • C19P0617  ( 06/20/2017 - 06/21/2017 )

    June 20-21, 2017

    Begins: 2:00 p.m. on June 20, 2017 (with optional PrintPAC Leadership Lunch at 12:30 p.m.)

    Concludes: 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2017 (with optional concluding reception from 5:00 – 7:00).

    Capitol Hill Lobbying Visits: Request meetings at by May 13. Please see below for more information. 

    Conference Overview

    Print & Packaging Legislative Conference (formerly known as Print’s Voice) is Printing Industries of America’s signature government affairs event that brings printers, suppliers and allied interests together for a powerful program of public policy and political education, issue advocacy, interaction with Members of Congress and networking events on Capitol Hill. Recommended attendees are Presidents/CEOs and other C-Suite executives of printing and graphic communications companies. Executives with responsibility for environmental/health and safety, human resources, legal, postal, tax, technology and/or sales are especially encouraged to attend. 

    Print & Packaging Legislative Conference is co-hosted by PIA, Association of International Corrugated Converters (AICC) and Fibre Box Association (FBA) and is held in conjunction with National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) annual Manufacturing Summit. Attendees will attend both industry sessions hosted along with events attended a cross section of manufacturers.

    The highlight of the legislative summit is the in-person grassroots lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill that allow  you to take your company and industry story directly to decision-makers in the US Senate and US House of Representatives. Given the dynamics of a new White House Administration and a new 115th Congress, you won’t want to miss this year’s fly-in!

    What You Will Learn

    • How hot-button policy issues in the areas of tax, postal, and regulatory issues may impact your company’s bottom line.
    • Best-practices on how you can advocate for your company and the industry before Congress and other decision-makers.
    • Opportunity to promote the positive image of print, packaging and paper before key Capitol Hill audiences.
    • Hear directly from Senators, Congressman and Trump Administration officials on issues pertinent to a pro-print, pro-growth agenda.
    • Analysis of the new GOP-controlled White House & Congress and what it could mean for America’s businesses. Plus…
    • Socialize and network with industry and business community peers with the US Capitol as your backdrop.

    Capitol Hill Lobbying Visit Requests

    Capitol Hill lobbying visits must be requested by email no later than June 1. Please email your meeting requests and include the elected official’s name or state/congressional with whom you would like to meet to If you would like to modify or cancel your requests, please do so by sending an email to the same address. Your meetings will be scheduled by Print & Packaging Legislative Summit and you will receive a personalized schedule of Capitol Hill meetings at the event check-in on June 20.

    There is not a guarantee that the Senator or Representative may attend the meeting. Be sure to select Senators and Representatives who are in states/Congressional District in which your company has facilities and/or your own Senator and Representative. Please prioritize and limit your meeting requests to 6 elected officials total.

    If you would like to consult with PIA’s Government Affairs staff regarding Capitol Hill meetings, please contact Lisbeth Lyons at

    Conference Organizer

    Lisbeth A. Lyons

    VP, Government & External Affairs 

    Printing Industries of America



Published on Monday, January 21, 2013 (updated 02/23/2016)

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