NEW YORK – February 1, 2016 — The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC), the leading non-profit New York Advertising industry trade organization, today announces a strategic Corporate Partnership with International Paper (NYSE: IP) the global leader in paper-based packaging, paper and pulp industries. Founded in 1898, International Paper remains an industry leader around the globe, a testament to the enduring value of their fiber-based products and the company’s ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace.

“At the APC-NYC we try to partner with the best, most relevant company’s in our industry so that our members are exposed to the latest products, technologies and thinking in all Advertising Production categories from traditional to new media. International Paper represents one of the most innovative companies in our business. We are thrilled that we formed this partnership with a company who is impacting our industry in such a ground-breaking way and we look forward to working together to help educate our industry and foster our charitable endeavors together to help students across the NY tri-state area with college scholarships!” states APC-NYC’s President, Paul Nicholson.

The partnership was announced today in anticipation of an exciting lineup of events for the APC-NYC members and industry at large as the APC-NYC maintains their momentum in building the club’s membership and awareness, bringing the NY Advertising Production industry together for networking opportunities and raising money to be given as scholarships to talented students in the NY metro area.

Upcoming club events are to include:
• On February 25, the APC-NYC will host an educational event entitled, Printing Innovations, where Talented and well respected industry experts will weigh in on the newest and coolest trends in creative print design, digital print, new colors, innovative folding techniques, the latest in specialty papers, worldwide marketing trends and more.
• In April, The Club will present the State of the Industry. A comprehensive window into the Creative Services and Production Industry as it appears today and what the aesthetic will be for the future.

About the Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC):
The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts.

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 58,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2014 were $24 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit .