PGA National Resort & Spa - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

NAPIM Convention

March 10 - 13, 2017 NAPIM Spring Convention Program
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The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has been the only national trade association for the printing ink industry since it’s founding in 1916. The overall purpose is to promote the general development and improvement of member companies by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry as well as representing the industry as a whole on a national basis. In addition, NAPIM provides seminars, conferences, publications, bulletins and consultation services to its member companies on an ongoing basis.
The association exists in order to serve its membership, which is accomplished by being both re-active and pro-active on key issues affecting the ink industry. NAPIM members include ink manufacturers, companies that supply raw materials and manufacturers of instrumentation and equipment utilized by the printing ink industry


15 Technology Parkway South
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: 770-209-7289

John Copeland -Executive Director
Mobile: 815-979-2341


George Fuchs - Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technology

Mobile: 864-884-8095



Benjamin Hopper - Membership Manager

Mobile: 770-757-0656



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A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online at the NAPIM attendee rate. Reservations can be made by clicking the link below



The PGA is Sold Out! we have had overwhelmingly positive response to this years convention please see a list of alternate hotels below 

Alternative Hotels in the Area

Double Tree: 561-622-2260
Hilton Garden Inn: 561-694-5833
PGA Marriott: 561-622-8888
Embassy Suites: 561-622-1000


Reserve your Room Today!

Reservations may also be called in directly to the Reservations Department at 1-888-758-0945, weekdays from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM and weekends from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Please reference the name of NAPIM when making arrangements “NAPIM 2017 Spring Conference” or reference the Block ID: 104356


Ironwood Steak & Seafood 

Ironwood Steak & Seafood at PGA National Resort & Spa.

Amid the sounds of conversation and bottles opening, you’ll hear a few terms swirling in the air. When we say “contemporary American cuisine,” we nod to the finesse our chefs display with the finest ingredients. Experience it in signature creations like the Tomahawk for Two, a 32-ounce cross of Wagyu and Black Angus beef dry-aged for 21 days and cooked to perfection in a Vulcan 1,200-degree broiler, and in selections highlighting the best of local cuisine: fresh Cobia and Mahi-Mahi fished in area waters; our roasted beet salad sourced in part from nearby Swank Farms.

Palm Terrace 

Palm Terrace serves breakfast from 6:30 - 11:00 a.m. daily


Adjacent to PGA National Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant (Ironwood Steak & Seafood), iBAR beckons you for aperitifs. Go ahead and scan our after-dinner drink and cigar offering – you know you’ll be back following your Ironwood experience. But when the night is all yours, give in to iBAR. There’s always something happening – happy hour, live entertainment (Thursday through Saturday), girls’ night out. Keep the party going as long as you desire – we’re open until 1 a.m. Let our full bar, smart wine list and creative cocktails tempt you – sip an Agave Nectar Margarita or the PGA Tini, a blend of Ketel One Vodka, Grand Marnier and cranberry and lemon juices

Important Links

PGA National Golf Resort Website


List of All Amenities 

The Spa

NAPIM attendees receive 10% off the spa

The moment you arrive at The Spa at PGA National, slip into your robe and slippers, and you will feel yourself relax instantly.

 Known worldwide as a European influenced destination spa, The Spa at PGA is a full-service spa and salon presenting more than 100 ways to indulge. And while you’ll find all of the body and beauty treatments you’d expect from a luxury spa, you’ll find plenty of surprises here, too – including treatments based on our Waters of the World mineral pools (try the Salies de Bearn with salts imported from the French Pyrenees); therapies rooted in global healing practices; exclusive services bearing names like Phytomer and Epicuren; and experiences inspired by our paradise setting – such as our Deep Cleansing Marine Facial.


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Frank McKinney

Saturday March 11, 2017

Frank McKinney: Real Estate Artist, 5-time International Bestselling Author, super hero meets Robin Hood, Philanthro-Capitalist, Risk-Taker, Ultramarathoner, Actor and Visionary who sees opportunities and creates markets where none existed before.

With $50 in his pocket and without the benefit of higher education, Frank left his native Indiana for Florida in search of his life’s highest calling.
Now, Frank creates real estate markets where others fear to tread. He has built oceanfront spec homes (homes built without a buyer) valued in the tens of millions of dollars, shattering price records with each new project. Frank started with a $50,000 fixer-upper home, and climbed all the way to a $50 million oceanfront mansion!

Visit Frank's Website Bio Here!



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Awards Dinner

NAPIM celebrates the industries best one at the annual conventions award dinner.  The prestigious Ault award and Printing Ink Pioneer will be presented once again to the most deserving of candidates.  

Know of a worthy nominee?  Click link below to access the PDF nomination form.

Ault Award

Printing Ink Pioneer 

Link for Previous winners


Printing Ink Pioneer 


Tuxedo Rental Info:

NAPIM has contracted Men's Warehouse's tuxedo rental services for the Awards Dinner.  You may go to any Men's Warehouse and mention 7053263.  Using that number will have your tuxedo delivered to the hotel in plenty of time to try in to confirm the proper fit.  

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Golf & Tennis

NAPIM Golf Tournament 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Take advantage of the beautiful weather, superb golf conditions, and industry friends and colleagues by playing in the NAPIM Golf Tournament at the Palmer Course, the PGA National Golf Resort 


Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Join fellow attendees for the Co-Ed Tennis Tournament at one of Florida's premier raquette clubs.

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Sponsor the 2017 NAPIM Convention

The 2017 NAPIM Annual Convention is set to be held March 10- 13, 2017, at the PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. This year's focus is Developing and Committing to the Future. The NAPIM Spring Convention is highly focused taking a fresh look at connecting with customers in today's market, and the latest innovations in our industry. Extensive networking opportunities will give attendees the chance to grow their network and expand existing relationships. It is also a great time to have your company name front and center.  Where else will there be this many senior level ink manufacturing executives gathered in one place?

We would like to offer you an opportunity to put your company’s brand in front of key industry

Professionals, who have a vested interest in your products, by becoming sponsor of one or several key events


Sponsor of the “Keynote ”

Be there to kickoff this years exciting convention by introducing the Keynote speaker! 

Your company will receive

· Your logo on the NAPIM Convention website

· Recognition in the Convention Guide

· Your company’s logo beautifully placed at the awards dinner


  1. Badge Lanyard (Sponsor to provide) - Lanyard given to all attendees upon arrival
  2. Show Bags -Your company logo on the convention bag and you may also provide an insert for the bag.Insert must be received by February 10th 
  3. Convention Guide – A full page B&W ad inside the convention show guide given to all attendees. Artwork must be received by February 10th
  4. Golf Hole Sponsorship – Logo will be included in thanks to our Golf Sponsors Banner, and on a golf hole sign.
  5. Coffee Break Sponsor - Napkins and Coffee Cups will be distributed during one of the Conventions coffee Breaks (Sponsor to provide cups and napkins with company logo Provided)
  6. Fun Night - Sponsor the NAPIM Fun Night

In addition all sponsors receive the following:

· Recognition on the NAPIM Convention Website

· Acknowledgement in the Convention Program Guide

Download Sponsorship Application 


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NAPIM Free Time Activity Opportunities

NOTE Cancellations will not be accepted after March 5th 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Palm Beach Experience!
1:00pm – 5:00PM

To begin the “lifestyle experience”, you must first “see it.” Our narrated tour of Palm Beach will begin as we head south along A1A and start with the “house that dough built”, the Sara Lee Mansion, the former home of John and Yoko, and Rod Stewart's home.

You will also learn about the architecture and various other tidbits… Our tour includes discussion of real estate values and who lives where. 

“Phase two” of the Palm Beach Experience is a visit to the former home and now museum, of Henry Morrison Flagler. Henry Flagler is considered THE visionary of Florida. It was he who pushed the railroad through from Jacksonville to Key West thereby opening up the whole state. Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller were partners in a new company called Standard Oil. That is how he made one of his many fortunes. Flagler’s friends were Henry Ford and Thomas Edison! Imagine. He and his wealthy friends came to view Palm Beach as their “Must go to” destination during the winter months.

Guests will tour the “family home” called Whitehall. This 55-room home is a fine example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture.

The home is built around a central courtyard and boasts 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a couple of ballrooms and extremely interesting artwork, furnishings and artifacts. You will enjoy a special guided tour that will also include the Flagler Keenan Pavilion that houses Henry Flagler’s private railcar.

Of course, NO trip to Palm Beach would be complete without a visit to the world famous Worth Avenue.

Worth Avenue tidbits:   Famous designers like Valentino, Blass, Givenchy, and Pauline Trigere got their big boost to launch their careers during the 60’s by being in a prominent shopping area like Palm Beach. Lilly Pulitzer, with her inventive line of colorful cotton print dresses, shorts and skirts still has a shop in Palm Beach. Wally Finlay Galleries, Maus & Hoffman, Gucci, Van Cleef and Arpels, Feragamo, Neiman Marcus, and countless high-end stores occupy this famous street today.

PRICE:    $90.00 per person (minimum of 15 guests)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Palm Beach, a Shoppers Paradise
1:00PM – 5:00PM

Many options abound in the Palm Beaches. We are offering a scheduled shuttle between Consignment Row, City Place and the Outlet Mall.


Consignment Shopping: In Palm Beach, appearances mean everything. With that thought in mind, one can never wear the same thing twice, especially if there will be cameras at an event on Palm Beach. Therefore, there are some great consignment shops on the island.


CityPlace: One of the largest mixed-use urban developments in the country, it is comprised of 600,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, bars, cultural arts center, 20-screen movie theater, open-air plaza and private residences. Many boutiques and chains are located here: Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, Macy’s, H&M, BCBG and on and on!

City Place is a conglomeration of unique shops, upscale boutiques and stores like Macy’s concept store, whatever your food fancy may be, you can find it at City Place.


In the midst of downtown West Palm Beach, a new “shopping choice” has recently emerged, the Palm Beach Outlet Mall.

Take a short trip from your hotel and save big on major brands at the brand new Palm Beach Outlet Mall. Palm Beach's Premium Outlet is a bargain shopping mecca just 10 minutes north of downtown west palm beach in central Palm Beach County. This retail complex includes more than over 100 designer and name brand outlet stores. Top brands include Saks, Nordstrom, DKNY, Cole Haan, JCrew, Nine West, Ann Taylor and many more of the finest names in fashion. It's a quick and easy journey.

Shuttle includes:

PRICE:    $56.00 per person (minimum of 15 guests)


Monday, March 13, 2017

The Everglades
1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Everglades are located a short distance west of the settled areas of Ft. Lauderdale. This is a huge primeval quiet, a wilderness that is unique on the North American continent.

The Everglades is the largest “wetlands” in the United States but while frequently called a swamp, is actually an 80-mile wide river, some 18” deep and moving slowly to Florida Bay. This park is home to many rare species of birds including roseate spoonbills, bald eagles, ospreys and many others. It is also home to the last few Florida panthers that share the wilderness with alligators, glades deer, black bear, rare insects and sea creatures.

Climb aboard an airboat for an unforgettable experience in the Everglades. These airboats have covered passenger compartments. This means that you will not get sunburned. Being in an airboat is like being totally free in the one of the most beautiful and quiet places on earth.

Your guide will point out the highlights of the history of the Everglades as you glide through the river of grass at 35 mph. (ONE HOUR airboat ride)

Guests will also be treated to 15-20 minute live alligator presentation featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team.

PRICE:                      $96.00 per person (minimum of 15 guests)                                                                 

SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Light jacket, shorts or long pants. A visor or hat is advisable as well.