June 19–20, 2018


Washington, DC


Senators and Representatives

Shape the Future of Our Industry


About the 2018 Summit

The Print & Packaging Legislative Summit is the signature government affairs conference hosted annually in our nation’s capital. This collaborative event brings together printers, suppliers and allied interests for a powerful program of issue advocacy, political education, public affairs discussions, interaction with Members of Congress and networking events on Capitol Hill. Join your peers as we address our legislators as ONE industry with ONE voice. The Print & Packaging Legislative Summit is co-hosted by AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES), Fibre Box Association (FBA), Idealliance, Printing Industries of America (PIA) and Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). The Summit will be held in conjunction with National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) annual Manufacturing Summit. Additional supporting organizations are continuing to join us.

Who Should Attend

Recommended attendees are Presidents/CEOs and other C-Suite executives of printing and graphic communications companies. Executives with responsibility for environmental/health and safety, human resources, legal, postal, tax, technology, and/or sales are especially encouraged to attend.

What to Expect

The Summit will host legislators, printing and graphic communications professionals, and policy experts for an industry-wide meeting and networking event. In-person grassroots lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill will enable you to take your company and industry story directly to decision-makers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

What You Will Learn

  • How hot-button policy issues may impact your company’s bottom line
  • Best practices on how to advocate for your company and the industry before Congress, the Trump Administration, and other decision-makers
  • How to promote the positive image of print, packaging, and paper before key Capitol Hill audiences
  • The impact of hotly contested mid-term congressional elections on legislation and public policy of importance to the graphic communications industry



Summit Registration


Spouse / Companion Price


Night Out at Nationals Park


Preliminary Schedule To view the schedule for each day, click on the dates in the bar below.

Buffet Lunch

Washington Court Hotel Atrium Ballroom

Print & Packaging Legislative Summit Welcome

Washington Court Hotel Atrium Ballroom

Industry Policy Briefings—Sponsored by TLMI

Washington Court Hotel Atrium Ballroom

Print & Packaging Congressional Reception —Sponsored by RICOH

2168 Rayburn House Office Building (First Floor), Capitol Hill (House Side). *Security required at entrance. Honoring Members of the 115th Congress and presenting the Friend of Print & Packaging Awards and RICOH Innovation in Government Communications Awards.
Charlie Cook

Industry Leadership Dinner with Keynote Speaker—Sponsored by Packsize

Capitol Hill Club (Eisenhower Room – First Floor) 300 First St, SE

Congressional Visit Kick-Off Breakfast—Sponsored by NAPIM

325 Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill (Senate Side). *Security required at entrance. Featuring Senate Guests.

Attendee Group Capitol Hill Photograph

Russell Senate Building Rotunda

Congressional Visits on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill. See individual schedules. To maximize flexibility with lobbying visit schedules, lunch is “on your own.”

Summit Hospitality Room & Tax Seminars—Sponsored by Falco Sult

121 Cannon House Office Building. (Refreshments provided. Tax Seminars presented at: 11:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. Individual meetings available upon request.)

Congressional Visits Wrap-Up & Happy Hour

Bullfeathers (Main Bar). 410 First St SE, Washington, DC.

Print & Packaging Night Out @ Nationals Park

Nationals Park (Suite Number on Tickets). 1500 S. Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. Dinner, Drinks & Nationals v. Orioles Baseball Game (Optional add-on activity).


Event Location


Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hotel Reservations / Washington Court Hotel

Group Rate: $299 * per night (*plus taxes—currently 14.48%)—Single or Double Occupancy ($20 additional person charge)

Hotel Reservations Number: 800-321-3010

Group Call-In Reference: 2018 Print & Packaging Legislative Summit

Online Reservation Link: 2018 Print & Packaging Legislative Summit

Rooms Blocked: Monday, June 18, Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20

The group block could sell out prior to the cut-off date of May 28, 2018. Booking your reservations early is strongly encouraged.


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