2021 BMI Annual Conference

Join us for a great time of learning and networking with industry peers!

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Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM (EST) to Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
United States

Event Details


Turning the Page: The Next Chapter

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes • Orlando, Florida

November 7-9, 2021

Click Here to Make Your Hotel Reservations


Attendance at the BMI Annual Conference is open to BMI members and special invited guests only. No partial registration will be accepted.

Make your Florida escape an extraordinary one at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. The luxury resort at Grande Lakes is located on a lush, 500-acre property and is ideal for exploring the Orlando area -- or for relaxing poolside in the Florida sunshine. 


Sunday November 7th

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Registration 

Welcome Bags Sponsored by Ricoh

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Opening Reception - Strolling Supper

Monday November 8th

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Breakfast - Sponsored by Muller Martini

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM     BMI Annual Meeting

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Keynote Speaker - Madeline McIntosh, CEO of Penguin Random House

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM     Spouse/Guest Breakfast

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Break

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM   The Economy - What's Next? - Larry Adam, Chief Investment Officer at Raymond James

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM    K-12 Textbooks and Parents: What We Learned - Daniel Siegel, Frank Luntz Consulting

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM      Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM       Panel on Sustainability Featuring: Mark Pitts, AF&PA; Sherri Aldis, United Nations; Emily Olson, Sustana Group; Kathi Rowzie, Two Sides NA

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM       Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Panel on Supply Chain Featuring: Jonathan Eaton, Grant Thornton; Kevin Spall, Scholastic; Tim Nordin, Verso Paper

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM       BMI Update - Matt Baehr, Executive Director

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM       Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM       Reception - Sponsored by IPG

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM     Awards Gala

Tuesday November 9th

Golf Outing

Kayak Outing

For More Information:

Matt Baehr
Matt Baehr
Executive Director (703)939-0679


What are the health and safety protocols?

To ensure as many in-person speakers as possible, BMI is requiring all Fall Annual Conference attendees to show proof of vaccination (photo of your card is acceptable) or a recent negative COVID test at the time of check-in. Negative tests should have been taken within 72 hours of check-in. We hope that this does not cause any undue hardship on anyone, but we believe this step will help provide the safest environment possible for all speakers and attendees.

Who will be there?

Click here for the updated Attendee list as of 10/21

What is the dress code?

For all conference events, the dress code is business casual. The Monday night reception and awards gala is business dress (black tie optional). 

How do I sign up for Golf or Kayaking?

There is a question on your registration form. Just let us know then. If you didn't sign up during registration, just notify BMI of your interest in either event. 

How do I make my hotel reservations?

Unfortunately, BMI has sold out of our hotel block. There are 3 options at this point:

  1. You can book through the public website, but be aware rates are fairly high - https://www.grandelakes.com/
  2. They have a vacation club property on site which might be better - https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcolr-marriotts-lakeshore-reserve/
  3. There is a Courtyard Marriott down the road a bit - https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcoyc-courtyard-orlando-south-grande-lakes-area/


How do I download the Conference App?

We are using the Whova app for our Fall Annual Conference app. If you attended Book Manufacturing Mastered in February 2020, then you might already have it on your phone. Attendees will be emailed a link to download the app and get your profile setup.

Special thanks to Heidelberg for sponsoring our mobile app. 

Want to share a ride from the airport? Use the app!

The Whova app can help find a way for you to rideshare. Simply visit the app or the folling link - https://whova.com/webapp/carpool/bfac_202111/