Spring Member Meeting

We are pleased to present the 2023 Annual Spring Member Meeting, which complements our yearly Fall Member Business Meeting. Join other PSTC member organizations in reviewing updates within the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, discussing strategic priorities, and hearing from featured keynote speakers with topics impacting our business today. 

Tuesday, May 9

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Spring Meeting Luncheon

1:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Spring Member Meeting

Keynote Speaker

Connor Lokar
ITR Economics

Connor has been giving economic keynotes, workshops, and webinars across North America since he joined ITR Economics in 2014. Using his quick wit and knack for storytelling, he leverages his youthful appearance to upend expectations and successfully captivate and educate audiences. Thousands of business leaders have enjoyed his dynamic approach; Connor emphasizes the applicability of economic intelligence and calls his audience to action. When not on stage, Connor contributes his economic expertise in the role of trusted advisor, consulting directly with management teams of firms large and small. ITR’s clients meet with Connor at critical planning junctures to ensure that their strategic plans, goals, and internal initiatives are in alignment with their tailored forecasts. As ITR Economics’ senior forecaster, Connor has a particularly keen understanding of how forecasts are derived. The resulting insights enable clients to make the most of their economic outlooks. Connor specializes in construction and industrial markets but consults and presents to businesses across all industries, helping them grow revenue and remain profitable through an ever-changing business cycle.

Roundtable discussions featuring key industry related topics

Committee Updates

Focus Group Workshop & Roundtable: EV Battery Supply Chain

Join us for an engaging workshop at the 2023 Spring Member Meeting to discuss opportunities and challenges related to broadening the usage of PSA tapes with the EV Battery ecosystem. The goals of the session will both be to facilitate sharing of relevant experiences as well to surface the greatest information needs of the membership related to EV battery-related production that could impact future primary research efforts for PSTC.

In a moderated series of large and smaller group discussions, PSTC members will have the opportunity to discuss:

  • Current Participation in the EV Battery market
  • Unique needs and challenges
  • Future Trends/ Burning Questions

Workshop Facilitators:

Beth-Ellen Cody

Chief Operating Officer

Breakthrough Research

Beth has been conducting research on behalf of the PSTC since 2016, including industry deep dives into both the construction and transportation verticals.  With more than 25 years of custom quantitative and qualitative research experience across a wide variety of industries and research methods, she currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Breakthrough Research where she provides leadership for all research and administrative operations. 

Cherri Christiansen

Vice President, Qualitative Research

Breakthrough Research

Cherri leads the qualitative division at Breakthrough.  A professionally trained moderator and UX specialist, she has a vast set of qualitative and quantitative research skills with extensive experience in both Consumer and B2B research. Her interest in qualitative began more than 18 years ago while frustrated merely knowing what people said or did without understanding the “why?” A curiosity to learn more and truly understand consumer behavior led Cherri to focus her career on qualitative research.  Regardless of the category or methodology, Cherri prides herself on being able to talk to anyone about anything, and provide actionable insights to ensure success on every project.