After the success of its inaugural Tape Week, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is gathering in person once again for its annual Fall Member Business Meeting. At this unique, more boutique event, PSTC members participate in open dialogue and explore solutions to issues currently facing the tape industry. The members-only education and networking event, themed “Involve, Solve and Evolve,” includes a variety of opportunities for strategic discussion and collaboration.
This year’s Fall Member Business Meeting features an inaugural Industry Leader Panel, where senior leaders from PSTC member companies share their professional and personal visions on the economy, regulations, labor, and other critical factors impacting the current and future landscape of the tape industry. Panelists include American Biltrite Inc. President and COO Richard Marcus; IPG President and CEO Gregory A.C. Yull; Shurtape Technologies, LLC, CEO Vuk Trivanovic; and tesa tape, Inc., President and Regional Manager Daniel Germain.
Attendees are encouraged to engage in discourse through a question-and-answer segment—and continue their dialogue in the subsequent Innovative Roundtable Discussion, an interactive forum for attendees to exchange insights on what they’ve heard so far.
Setting the stage for these discussions is a keynote by ITR Economics CEO and Chief Economist Brian Beaulieu, who researches the use of business cycle analysis and economic forecasting as tools for improving profitability. He is coauthor of “Prosperity in the Age of Decline,” a powerful look at how to make the most of the U.S. and global trends over the next 20 years, as well as “Make Your Move,” a practical and insightful guide to increasing profits through inevitable business cycle changes.
PSTC supplier partners are also sharing their outlooks on current market trends. In a series of 30-minute presentations, speakers from Bostik, Mativ, and Ahlstrom Munksjo discuss the challenges their companies are facing as well as successes and opportunities for growth.
The path forward may not be the same for everyone—but by pooling our knowledge and recognizing different perspectives, we can gain a better sense of how to navigate it to the benefit of both ourselves and those around us.
The PSTC Fall Member Business Meeting is taking place in person November 7–9, 2022, at the PGA National Resort Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. PSTC holds two Member Business Meetings every year: one in the fall and one in the spring. The next member business meeting will take place at Tape Week 2023 at the Hilton Orlando on Destination Parkway in Orlando, Florida.
For more information on PSTC, visit pstc.org. For additional information about the Fall Member Business Meeting, visit https://pstc.org/2022-fall-member-meeting-programming/.