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Program Highlights

Designed to allow for maximum educational and networking opportunities, the sessions selected will ensure you leave with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive understanding of the technical, market and regulatory issues facing our industry. 

See the full program schedule for all educational sessions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Opening Keynote • 1:00 PM–1:45 PM

Michael Youngblood, Ph.D. has more that thirty years of experience teaching economics at Rock Valley College. He received a Faculty of the Year award for excellence in teaching and was nominated for the U.S Professors of the Year award. Michael will address attendees with an economic update and keynote presentation on new growth opportunities for businesses. 

Sponsored by INX International Ink Co.


Supplier Showcases • 3:45 PM–5:00 PM

Hear from prominent suppliers during NAPIM’s Tabletop Exhibits with in-person presentations on the latest and innovative products, including specialty inks, coatings, and new technologies.

Reception with Tabletop Exhibits • 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Join your NAPIM colleagues and celebrate opening night. Kick off the start to a great event by connecting with suppliers, sharing industry insights, and enjoying a few drinks and heavy hors d’oevres.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits • 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

Close out another day of informative learning with lunch and one final opportunity to see all the new and innovative products available in the printing and ink industry. Build relationships, generate sales, and forge lifelong partnerships. 

Sponsored by Alvar, Inc.

Reception and Awards Dinner • 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Come together as we celebrate those that have made a difference. The Technical Achievement Award will be presented to individuals who have made contributions to the science of printing ink formulation, manufacture, or application. The TAM Service Award will be presented to a supplier who has played a major role in the progress of printing ink technology.

NAPIM Lawter Lecture Series • 5:00 PM–5:30 PM

The NAPIM Lawter Lecture Series is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious technical paper competitions in the printing ink and graphic arts industries. The lecture series was established by Joseph S. Stevens of Superior Varnish & Drier Company in 1978 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and have become an integral part of NAPIM's Annual Technical Conference.