APTech Announces Educational Programming for 2023 and Beyond

Organization’s leadership guided by a streamlined, “get-down-to-business” approach to meet the needs of members and the recovering industry in the coming year.

Nashville, TN The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) has shared its programming plans for 2023. Buoyed by the enthusiastic return to in-person events seen in 2022 and a recovering global economy, APTech is working on ways to bring the print industry together for the benefit of member companies. The Association’s strategic investment in 2022 to acquire the printing industry’s leading independent media organization, WhatTheyThink (WTT), added to the association’s continuing endeavors to help print businesses grow by providing a prominent platform for news, education, inspiration, and connection.

Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies, said, “We’re excited to see the industry coming back from a huge downturn. As companies get back on their feet in 2023, they need to seek opportunities for growth and solutions to their product and business needs.”

In 2023, the combined APTech organization will continue its strategic focus on value, membership, and expanded educational programming. All programs will take advantage of the WTT platform and audience through live and virtual events, educational programming, and additional content including newsletters, blogs, videos, and more. 2023 plans are in place for three event-based programs along with a webinar-based leadership series.

Peak Performance Series—March 21-April 6, 2023(Virtual)
This new six-part education leadership webinar series will debut March 21 and run through April 6. The series aims to enable organizations and individuals to build lives of vitality, purpose, resilience, engagement, and success through six intentionally selected and curated focus areas designed to enable individuals and organizations to optimize their potential and perform at their best. For more details or to register, visit https://www.bigmarker.com/series/peak-performance-series/series_summit/.

Amplify Roadshow (Kansas City/September 2023)
APTech and FSEA are taking Amplify on the road to…Kansas City. This will be an ongoing program showcasing the impact, importance and opportunities around finishing, embellishment, and tactile marketing through a series of happy hour-style evening across the country. The program will debut in September and more details will be announced shortly.

LeadingPRINT Summit—June 14-15, 2023(Chicago)
APTech’s platform for the progressive print executive will be expanded through regional summit events, a website makeover, an online version of the leading print publication, plus added news on executive management topics, and a monthly “deep dive” newsletter with more valuable executive-level management content.

The LeadingPRINT Summit will be a live event, beginning with an evening kick-off reception and programming throughout the next day. The program will incorporate an influential keynote speaker, sessions focused on leadership development, sponsor tables, a facility tour of a local print services provider, and a happy hour reception.

Software conference—September 19-21, 2023 (Boulder)
This ultra-new conference will be the venue for industry techies to “geek out.” Today, software is key to every business, and for print there are many diverse types of software in use, and more that organizations could use but often don’t have resources to research and adopt. Our program will fill this need for print and marketing service providers.

The one-and-a-half-day, multi-track program will open with a keynote and feature track-based content to address a range of technology-focused topics, followed by an evening reception. Sessions will be targeted to company business management and technology professionals, respectively, while topics focus on functional areas in printing companies, business management, process management, production, and external interfaces.

Julie Shaffer, APTech’s VP of Program Development, added, “We’re thrilled to bring the industry a balanced and varied portfolio of programming to engage their strategies for growth and ongoing business management requirements at all levels of their organizations.”

For more information on the program and valuable sponsor opportunities, contact Adam Goldman at 312/940-7504 or send him an email at agoldman@aptech.org.

For more information about APTech, its members, and programs for 2023, please visit https://printtechnologies.org/ or send us an email at aptech@aptech.org.


About the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)

APTech is a member-driven association that along with its independent subsidiary, WhatTheyThink, is a premier source of print industry news and analysis; media production; specialty events; and educational content on all facets of today’s print industry. APTech is ANSI-accredited to support national and international standards development for the print industry, including ICC, B65, CGATS and USTAG. For complete information about the association, its programs, and its member companies, visit https://printtechnologies.org/ or send us an email at aptech@aptech.org.

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