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Political Pundit Extraordinaire Charlie Cook to Address Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018

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Reston, VA – Washington’s most trusted and accurate voice on all things political, Mr. Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and National Journal Columnist, will provide an insightful analysis of the upcoming Congressional mid-term elections for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, coming June 19 – 20 to Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring printers, packaging converters, technology and consumable suppliers, and allied interests together for a powerful blend of public policy and political education that will culminate in direct interaction with members of Congress and the Administration to discuss hot-button policy issues.

Mr. Cook produces the sharpest political handicapping in the business and is the go-to man for Americans who want to be “in the know” about politics. According to the New York Times, The Cook Political Report is “a newsletter that both Parties regard as authoritative.” With his quick wit and meaningful insights, Cook will forecast the fortunes of each party in a non-partisan way and leave Summit attendees with the concrete information they need in today’s political environment.

The Summit co-hosts include: AICC, the Independent Packaging Association; the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM), formerly NPES; the Fibre Box Association (FBA); Printing Industries of America (PIA); Idealliance; and, Specialty Graphic Industry Association (SGIA). Additionally, lending their support are Summit sponsors: Book Manufacturers Institute (BMI), Catalyst, FalcoSult, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), Packsize, Resolute Forest Products, Ricoh, and Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI).

During the two-day event, critical issues to be addressed will include:

  • Boosting long-run U.S. GDP by making 100% Expensing permanent;
  • Keeping rising postage rates in check;
  • Preserving paper-based access to important information;
  • Bringing printing, imaging and mailing industry employers together with qualified workers;
  • Facilitating association health plans (AHPs);
  • Expanding global markets for U.S. manufacturers and opposing harmful tariffs;
  • Reducing government regulatory costs;
  • Curtailing “patent troll” abuses;
  • Protecting intellectual property rights; and,
  • Protecting data privacy.

To educate policymakers and favorably influence members of Congress to act, advocates must present compelling information about the importance of this key U.S. industry that puts America to work. C-Suite executives of printing, packaging, mailing and graphic communications technology companies, executives with responsibility for environmental/health and safety, human resources, legal, postal, tax, technology and/or sales are especially encouraged to attend.

For the latest information about the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, to register, and to reserve hotel accommodations, visit: www.printpackagingsummit.com

For more information, contact Cindy Huber, AICC, at [email protected] or (877) 836-2422; Sherry MacDonald, APTechSM, at [email protected] or (703) 264-7237; Rachel Kenyon, FBA, at [email protected] or (847) 364-9600; Lisbeth Lyons, PIA, at [email protected] or (202) 627-6925; David Steinhardt, Idealliance, at [email protected] or (703) 837-1066; or, Marcia Kinter, SGIA, [email protected] or (703) 385-1335.

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