GCA Events – June 2017

Summer, 2017: GCA in your area!

Even as we speak, several summer social events for greeting card pros are in the planning stage. Stay tuned to the GCA website and watch your e-mails for events happening in your area.

October 11 – 14: GCA Annual Convention

Go West and Go Bold for “Good Vibrations and Bold Inspirations” at the GCA’s 2017 Annual Convention in San Diego.  Register today  for the early bird rate and reserve your room at the GCA-discounted rate before they sell out. While at the Convention you’ll hear insights from buyers at national and local retailers, learn what’s new in postal reform legislation and other updates, and meet with some of the industry’s most successful leaders.

Connect with industry peers while you take a stroll through Museum Row and dine at the Prado in Balboa Park on Thursday evening (included in conference registration).

October 25-28, 2017: Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA)

This fall the GCA will be joining the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) for its Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., October 25-28. This will be a timely opportunity for GCA members to engage with key decision makers, including senior Members of Congress, Postal Service management and members of the Postal Regulatory Commission.  As you may know, legislation to stabilize Postal Service finances is vitally needed to ensure affordable, universal 6-day mail delivery.   Postal bills are slowly working their way through Congress, but given the challenging political climate, this will likely be a critical opportunity to weigh in to support this legislation and get it enacted.

All GCA members who care about the future of the mailing industry are welcome to send a representative.  No prior experience talking to legislators about postal issues or involvement on the GCA’s Postal Affairs Committee is needed. The GCA’s Vice President of Postal Affairs, Rafe Morrissey, will be on-site to help you maximize the impact of your participation.

Stay tuned for more information. GCA members will receive EMA member pricing for the conference and hotel accommodations.

January 2018: Meet You at the GCA’s Annual Reception during America’s Mart in Atlanta

More information to come…