PPLC Spring 2012 Meeting



Spring 2012 Meeting

Speed to Market

 April 22 - 24


Alpharetta, Georgia

Hosted by: Southern Graphics Systems (SGS) and Hewlett Packard (HP)


Special Presentation:  Merck US Optimized Package Design Initiative

Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

Additional details will be sent to members



Hotel Information

Following is the hotel information for our upcoming Spring meeting, which will be held Sunday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  Below is the hotel information.  Please use the name of event and reference number (listed below) when making your reservations.  The hotel rate is $142.00 per night plus applicable taxes.  Reservations must be made April  2 or the reserved rooms and rate  will be released.

Here is the hotel website:   http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ATLAW-Atlanta-Marriott-Alpharetta


Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

5750 Windward Parkway

Alpharetta, GA

(770) 754-9600


NAME OF EVENT:     HP PPLC Spring Meeting


Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 13%) in effect at the time of check-out.  


For transportation from the airport to the hotel:

There is no Hotel shuttle.

- Taxis are about $80-95.

- Atlanta to Airport Superior Shuttle (probably with multiple stops) is $45.00 one way. Reservations required -  (770) 457-4794.

- Atlanta Unique Car Service has offered to provide transportation in one of their sedans for $80 one person, with an additional $10 for 2 or more people, so a total of $90.  The contact’s name is Fred and he can be reached at 404-388-4659.  The email address is dansoy2@bellsouth.net.


Tentative Agenda

Theme:  Speed to Market

SGS/Hewlett Packard Presentations

-  SGS will present on Brand Continuity through Dynamic Content

-  HP will be taking us to their "HP Experience Center" where we will see how global brands strategically use digital solutions in their business. along with state-of-the-art equipment that produces many types of packaging and marketing collateral.


Company Presentation:

Merck –  “Merck US Optimized Package Design Initiative” and FDA approval


Presentation Suggestions

We are seeking suggestions (and volunteers) for presentations.  If anyone has a unique process or best practice that would be of interest to the group, please volunteer to present.



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