Speakers and Program Confirmed for SGP Community Day 2018 Conference in Cincinnati Ohio

Industry leaders will speak to leading printers and brands on sustainability in retail, textiles, event graphics, and more at the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership’s annual event


The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, has announced its full program of events and speakers for SGP Community Day 2018, taking place in Cincinnati on November 14th.


As previously announced, Ryan Mooney-Bullock of Cincinnati’s Green Umbrella will be the keynote speaker. Her presentation, “Building a Community: The Heart and Engine of Sustainability,” will be followed by four panels, a session of roundtable discussions, and multiple networking breaks.


Each panel will focus on the state of sustainability in one of four industries: instore retail, plastics and packaging, textiles, and events and building graphics. Panelists include:


   Libra Balian, Retail Marketing Consultant/Chair, SGP Brand Leader Committee
   Rosalyn Bandy, Environmental Director, Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute


   David McLain, Market Development Manager, Printpack
   Ashley Hood-Morley, Director, Sustainability, Plastics Industry Association


   Paul Glynn, Manager of Operations & Services, Designtex
   Mike Compton, Product Marketing Manager, Top Value Fabrics


   Joe Stapley, National Accounts Manager, Noble Environmental Technologies
   Marci Kinter, Vice President – Government & Business Information, Specialty Graphic Industry Association


Speakers are excited to share their stories and experience with Community Day participants. David McLain of Printpack said, “I’m looking forward to sharing our story and learning from others. The amount of attention on our industry seems to be growing daily, and the only path forward is coming together to understand the challenges, cast a compelling vision of the future, and then collaborate to achieve that vision.”


“It is one thing to meet people at a conference and another to spend the day with them interacting in a collaborative environment,” said speaker Joe Stapley of Noble Environmental Technologies, “I am consistently impressed with the quality of attendees for SGP Community Days. I learn more from this event than from most other industry events.”


In between panels, Community Day participants will engage in roundtable discussions on various sustainability and industry topics. Doreen Monteleone, SGP Board Member, Flexographic Technical Association, explains, “Each roundtable will focus on a different topic and attendees can join in the discussions that are most relevant to their situation. We often build on what we learned in the presentations and walk away with practical action items.”


Community Day will wrap up with an invitation-only gala dinner celebrating SGP’s 10th Anniversary.


SGP Community Day 2018

The conference will be held on November 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cincinnati, OH. The annual event connects leading printers with brands and print buyers who are all working together for a more sustainable supply chain. The conference will include presentations and discussions on the state of sustainability in the instore retail, packaging, textile and events market space. The day concludes with a gala dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of SGP. To register, please visit http://communityday.sgppartnership.org.


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To learn more about getting your print facility SGP Certified, visit www.sgppartnership.org.


About SGP

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Gilman Brothers and numerous other leading brands. www.sgppartnership.org