2018 BMI Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs, FL - November 4 - 6, 2018

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
(239) 444-1234

Conference Theme - "Emerging Trends in the Book Manufacturing Industry"

Attendee List as of 10/29

For conference registration, events & resort reservations, please choose one of the following options:
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Reservations  *Please note there are only a few pre-nights available and NO post nights!
♦ BMI Registration for the Conference
♦ Golf Tournament Registration - Current Registrants as of 10/29
♦ Tennis Tournament Registration  - Current Registrants as of 10/25
♦ Kayaking Adventure Registration  - Current Registrants as of 10/25


Please note that conference attendance is open to BMI Members & special Invited Guests only.


Eric O’Neill, Keynote Speaker/Spycatcher
A Spy Story:  Achieving Your Goals through Courage, Confidence & Determination”

  • Setting up and knocking down small goals can lead to big accomplishments. When the path forward is uncertain, accomplish what you can and build on those successes. 
  • Achieving your goals requires active participation. It is not enough to react.
  • The best decisions rely on rapid observation, swift processing of information and orienting to action.  Beating a spy at his own game required me to move through the decision process faster than my adversary.

Dr. Mark Bohan,
Technology Evangelist

“How Automation and AI will Impact the Book Business Going Forward”

  • How industry 4.0 is changing print production.
  • The current state of automation in printing and book manufacturing from initiation of the project through to delivery and billing.
  • The challenges and opportunities in implementing automation and AI today.
  • How automation and AI will impact business operations in the coming five years and what to prepare for.

Mark Wilde, Bank of Montreal 
“Wall Street Update on the White Paper Industry"

Rodrigo Suarez,
American Trucking Association
“What’s Around the Bend for Trucking and Transportation?”

  • An updated look at the economy and how current economic factors are affecting both the short-term and    long-term outlook for the trucking industry.
  • An economic outlook on trucking volumes and trucking supply difficulties.
  • Current issues such as the capacity crunch, trade concerns, and the state of the supply chain.
  • Broad-based overview of transportation, manufacturing, and energy markets.


Patrick Henderson, Quad/Graphics
“Tariffs, Taxes and Mid-Terms – Oh My!” 

David R. Heidel Jr., Northern Trust
“The Changing of the Guard: Capital Markets in 2019 and Beyond”

Angela Bole
, Independent Book Publishers Association
Karla Olson, Patagonia Books
Independent Book Publishers Association & Patagonia Books: A Conversation

  • Understand the general size and scope of independent publishing (& IBPA membership).
  • Discuss the unique manufacturing needs of independent publishers.
  • Address independent publisher headaches related to working with manufacturers.


Sunday:                       2:00 PM - 5:00 PM     Conference Registration

                                    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM     Library Binding Council Meeting (open to all attendees)

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

                                    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM     Newcomers Reception (for those attending their FIRST BMI

                                    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM     Reception/Strolling Dinner


Monday:                      7:00 AM - 8:00 AM     Continental Breakfast

                                    8:00 AM - 12 Noon     GENERAL SESSION I

                                    9:00 AM                      Spouse/Guest Breakfast

                                    12:30 PM                    Shotgun Golf Tournament

                                    1:30 PM                      TBD Activity

                                    2:00 PM                      Tennis

                                    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM     Reception

                                    8:00 PM - 11:00PM    Awards Banquet


Tuesday:                     7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Board of Directors Meeting

                                    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Continental Breakfast

                                    8:30 AM - 12 Noon     GENERAL SESSION II

                                    12 :15 PM - 2:15 PM   Program Committee Meeting


Located on 26 acres overlooking breathtaking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, this resort offers limitless recreation, personalized service and attention to detail at every turn.  This amazing venue is a perfect choice for the 2018 BMI Annual Conference.

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