Registration now open for new LeadingPRINT executive-level education and networking event

Leading executives in the printing industry will be gathering for a half-day of networking and business-growth insights at a new and exclusive event co-located with ISA International Sign Expo 2019 and Xplor19 on April 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center. Registration is now open for the LeadingPRINT Forum, produced by APTech and designed for printing industry executives to be a highly interactive, motivational conference that will “drive leadership excellence, improve competitive advantage, and motivate and retain a qualified and responsive workforce with the goal of creating sustained growth.” With innovative learning formats showcasing printers featured in APTech’s flagship publication, LeadingPRINT, the forum will reveal the secrets of how successful industry leaders established their successes.

Ken Garner.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • The Eight Rings of Organizational Leadership – led by Ron Rosenberg, President at QualityTalk
  • Solving Tricky Personnel Management Challenges – led by Ken Garner, VP of Business Development & Industry Relations at APTech
  • Building a Competitive Advantage – High Performing CEOs Share Their Secrets – led by Lawrence Chou, CEO at MGX Copy; Gina Danner, CEO of NextPage; and Joe Gass, CEO at Heritage Printing & Graphics.
Thayer Long.

“This all-star cast of senior printing executives will assist attendees in driving growth, sharing best practices and ensuring continued profitability in our industry’s evert-changing landscape,” said Thayer Long, APTech President. “We’re excited to add value for both member and non-member companies by offering the new LeadingPRINT forum,  and are looking forward to its exciting Las Vegas debut.”

Event registration is $99 ($89 for APTech members) and includes: the Xplor General Session: Pitchforks. Fire. Villagers. And You! with moderator Scott Draeger, Vice President of Customer Transformation, Quadient; networking opportunities at the Xplor opening reception; and complimentary entry into the ISA International Sign Expo exhibit hall. For registration and additional information, please visit


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.