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2024 Spring Meeting

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The Envelope Market – Diversifying, Adding Value, Preparing for the Future

SCHEDULE – Eastern Time Zone

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 10:00 am
10:15 am – 11:45 am
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Free

Registration & Information Desk
Board of Directors Meeting*
Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting*
GEA Virtual Board Meeting*
First-Time Attendee/New Member Orientation/Reception
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:30 am – 9:00 am
7:30 am – 11:45 am
8:30 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 11:45 am
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Continental Breakfast
Registration & Information Desk
Opening General Session – Keynote Speaker & Awards
Refreshment Break
General Session II – Foundation Forum
Optional Activities – Golf Tournament
Industry Partners Reception and Party

Thursday, April 11, 2024

7:30 am – 9:00 am
7:30 am – 11:45 am
8:30 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 11:45 am
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Evening Free

Continental Breakfast
Registration & Information Desk
General Session III – Management/Technology
Refreshment Break
General Session IV – Postal Affairs/Public Policy
Lunch and Learn, Sponsored by Kennedy Access Group
Closing General Business Session – Keynote
Meetings & Content Committee Meeting

Friday, April 12, 2024

Departures
*Board members only

SESSIONS

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening General Session

This Panel discussion, led by Derek Waterhouse, EMA Chairman, will touch on all three elements of our Spring Meeting theme: Diversifying, Adding Value, Preparing for the Future. EMA Members Steve Hipp, president/CEO of Leader Paper Products, and Marcus Sheanshang, president of JBM Packaging, will discuss how their unique challenges and strategic business decisions to diversify their product offerings, restructure their companies and lean into niche market sectors allowed them to add value and future-proof their operations. Attendees will walk away with insights into how these EMA members effectively identified opportunities and managed change in our industry and within their organizations. 

10:15 am – 11:45 am

General Session II: Foundation Forum

ESG 101

What is ESG? Why does it matter? What can we do to help our customers in this space? This panel, moderated by Karen Weil, VP of Supply Chain Services, Moore, will start with an introduction to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and why it matters within our own companies and for our customers. Panelists Karen Loggia, Vice President of Marketing, Tension Corp., and James T. McDonald, III, Chief Sustainability Officer of Sylvamo, will share their unique perspectives on ESG and break down these principles and how they apply in practice for EMA members. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the big picture and, hopefully, some takeaways to advance their own ESG journey.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:30 am – 10:00 am

General Session III: Management/Technology

CyberSecurity Panel Discussion

In the ever-evolving digital age, businesses face unprecedented cybersecurity challenges. Ersin Uzun, Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, will delve into cybersecurity, exploring its profound importance in safeguarding your organization’s assets and reputation. You will also hear from Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4, who will examine cyber criminals’ tactics to cause security breaches and malware infections and examine ways to identify and counteract these attacks. He will also cover recent real-world attacks and the social engineering tricks that made these attacks effective.

Dan Hedstrom, Management/Technology Committee Chairman, will lead a panel discussion with the experts and EMA members, Michael Love, President of Love Envelopes, Inc., and John R. Parsio, Jr., President of Multi-Plastics, Inc., who will share real-life examples of cybersecurity incidents, discuss the impact on operations and emphasize the need for a proactive cybersecurity strategy. 

10:15 am – 11:45 am

General Session IV: Postal Affairs/Public Policy

EMA has embarked on an ambitious advocacy campaign in Washington. EMA President Marie Clarke will discuss the short- and long-term objectives of the strategy. EMA’s federal lobbyists, Judith Zink, Principal and Liz Roberts, Principal of Capitoline Consulting, LLC, will discuss how to take advantage and elevate your company before your elected officials in Washington and at home. Attendees will also hear from Commissioner Thomas G. Day, Vice Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission. During his 35-year career in the Postal Service, he held senior executive positions as vice president-engineering, senior vice president-government relations, senior vice president-intelligent mail, and chief sustainability officer. He will share his expertise and talk about the work the PRC is undertaking in 2024. 

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Closing General Business Session

BLUEPRINT TO THE FUTURE: Leading in a New World of Work

While the trends, charts, graphs, and predictions about the Future of work are interesting, the rhetoric around the Future of work is often stuck on what it might look like, not how we get there. Instead of wasting time trying to predict what’s next, leaders need to better understand the specific steps we need to take to focus on building incredible teams that thrive in the face of adversity and uncertainty;and have each other’s backs along the way.

Attendees will receive a practical guide to building more productive, engaged, creative, and innovative teams. They’ll learn from the experiences of the National Football League, category-leading companies, and trailblazers from around the world about the importance of building trust, removing friction, and creating a culture of experimentation. Attendees will discover ways to ‘future-proof’ their teams by making a series of one-degree shifts that result in an improved sense of belonging, psychological safety, and engagement. Attendees will walk away with immediate, actionable, budget-free steps to become the type of leader who builds resilient, innovative teams, no matter what else is happening in the world.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Eric Termuende, Workplace Culture and Leadership Expert

 

Business Session

  • Derek P. Waterhouse, EMA Chairman and President of Worcester Envelope Co., will provide a brief update on the Association.
  • Marie Clarke, EMA President,  will provide the President’s Report.

 

NETWORKING

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

First Time Attendee/New Member Orientation & Reception

New members, prospects, first-time attendees, and spouses are invited to attend this event. During the mixer, you will get a chance to meet your host as well as mix and mingle with EMA leadership, Committee Chairs, and staff.  This event is designed especially for newcomers, providing an excellent opportunity to meet fellow attendees, learn about the various committees within EMA, and discover how you can actively get involved. If this is your first EMA Meeting, we strongly encourage you to attend!

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception. This is a great way to begin your meeting experience, meet colleagues and make new contacts.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Industry Partners Party 

A Night in Miami

Join us for “A Night in Miami” at the Industry Partners Party, where you can unwind, connect, and dance the night away with fellow attendees in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Get ready to indulge in the flavors and vibes of Miami. At this casual party, you’ll craft your own refreshing mojito at the dedicated mojito-making station. For those seeking a touch of tradition, cigars will be available for enjoyment, and you can capture the moment with friends at the 360 photo booth; it’s the perfect way to commemorate the evening’s festivities. Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, camaraderie, and plenty of Miami flair!

Wednesday, April 10, 2023

12:30 pm shotgun start

Optional Activities

Men’s/Women’s Scramble Golf Tournament – $236 per person

Arrive at the course at least 30 minutes before the shotgun start. Price includes green fees, cart, box lunch, and beverage.

The Biltmore Golf Course is an 18-hole, 71-par championship course originally designed in 1925 by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. Today, players enjoy the original “movement” of the Ross design through its 419 Bermuda grass fairways, 84 of the 85 original bunkers, and USGA-specified greens that have been re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda and restored to their original size. Now, with laser-leveled tees and back-tee yardage totaling out at 7,112 yards, the Biltmore Golf Course proves to be one of the great links that connects the modern American game with its past.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online Registration
Brochure and Registration Form

Hotel Reservations

The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

1-855-311-6903

EMA Guestroom Rates:

$309.00+Tax 

Online: https://gettaroom.b4checkin.com/biltmore#groupSignIn – Group Code #7813

    • This link allows you to book the run-of-house rooms only in the EMA Room Block.
    • Pre/post-shoulder nights and special requirements must be booked directly through the In-House Reservations Desk.

Calling the Toll-Free Reservations number at 855-311-6903 

    • In-House Reservation Center Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, daily (subject to change) 
    • When reserving your accommodations, refer to Group Booking ID# 7813, EMA Envelope Manufacturers 2024 Spring Meeting Room Block.  Note that calling after hours connects to a third-party call center that cannot book or modify group bookings.  

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