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2022 Spring Management Conference

2022 Spring Management Conference

2022 Spring Management Conference - Buckhead, Atlanta

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT) to Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 5/11/22 at 12:00 AM (EST)

Event Details

BMI Spring Management Conference - Sustainability, Supply Chain and Workforce Development

May 15-17, 2022

Hotel Colee - Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

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The BMI Spring Management Conference will be held May 15-17, 2022 at the Hotel Colee in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. This Marriott Autograph property (formerly the W Hotel) sits right in the middle of the vibrant Atlanta neighborhood. 

This year's event focuses on Sustainability, Supply Chain, and Workforce Development. Member feedback has been consistent that these 3 topics are at the crux of our industry challenges today. Join your industry peers for a content rich learning experience, while networking and enjoying Atlanta. 

EVENT SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

Sunday May 15th

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Registration 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Board of Directors Meeting

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

Monday May 16th

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM     Mercedes Benz and Sustainability - Heiko Schmidt, Mercedes Benz USA

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Panel - Sustainability in the Book Industry - Karla Olson, Patagonia; David Hetherington, Books International; Bill Rojack, Midland Paper

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM   Break - Sponsored By

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Sustainability Roundtable Discussions

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM      Lunch and Rising Star Award

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM       Supply Chain Keynote TBD

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM      Panel - Supply Chain in the Book Industry - Joe Dunham, LBS; Rich Letchinger, Worzalla; Sarah Cardillo, SourceBooks

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM       Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM       Supply Chain Roundtable Discussions

5:00 PM                      Champagne Toast - Sponsored by:

Dinner on your own

Tuesday May 17th

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM     Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Development  - Dr. Kent Wessinger

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Panel - Workforce Development in the Book Industry -  Clarence Penge, Heidelberg; Other Panelists TBD

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM   Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Workforce Development Roundtable Discussions

12:00 PM Departure, optional tours [See Right Side]

For More Information:

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

Workforce Development with Dr. Kent Wessinger

YouTube of Presentation -

Click Here for Slides

Roundtable Notes

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After the BMI Management Conference, you are invited to come and tour Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta – the nation’s largest print demonstration and training center.

Transportation will be provided if required from the Hotel Colee on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 12:00PM (EDT).


Tentative Agenda:

12:30-1:00PM - Travel to Heidelberg USA

1:00-1:30PM -  Heidelberg introduction & lunch

1:30-3:00PM – Tour of the Print Media Center

3:00PM – Q/A and wrap-up

3:30PM – departure back to hotel or airport.

All BMI Management Conference attendees are cordially invited to visit HP’s Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Alpharetta at the conclusion of closing session on Tuesday.  We plan to leave the hotel by bus and return to the airport for late afternoon flights. The trip will begin with lunch and then a tour of our Customer Experience Center showcasing HP’s T250 Inkjet press and the full Indigo portfolio for book, commercial, and packaging applications.  We look forward to seeing you there.


12:30-1:15PM - Depart hotel

1:15-1:45PM -  Arrival, Lunch & Welcome

1:45-3:00PM – Tour and Q&A

3:00PM – Depart HP

Special thanks to Heidelberg for sponsoring our mobile app. 

How do I download the Conference App?

We are using the Whova app for our Spring Management Conference app. If you attended one of our previous events, then you might already have it on your phone. 

Get our official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova