Heidelberg Digital Imaging Association Announces MidWest Meeting
Sunday, December 29, 2002
December 26, 2002 –The Heidelberg Digital Imaging Association (HDIA) today announces its first regional meeting of 2003, to be held in Chicago on January 23 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The half-day event, dubbed "DigitalPrint Chicago," will feature "five solid hours of highly focused seminars that address the new frontiers of print and the marketing strategies that drive them," according to HDIA’s executive director, Joel Friedman. In addition, the meeting will offer a networking luncheon and cocktail hour for Midwest printing professionals. Assisting HDIA with the planning and execution of the event are the Chicago Print Production Club and PrintImage International (formerly the National Association of Quick Printers), both of which are also encouraging their own members to attend. "Our Midwest regional membership has been requesting a focused meeting such as this one for some time," continued Friedman, "but it wasn’t until now that we could get all the right people in the same place at the same time. We’ve now been able to put together a dynamic conference program with a topflight speaker roster." "Industry pundits have been predicting a resurgence in the popularity of regional meetings for our industry, and our member surveys are proving those predictions to be on the mark," says Craig Beedy, President of HDIA and Vice President/Technology for Sells Printing in New Berlin, WI. "Everyone, from our members, to the Board, to Heidelberg itself, is very excited about the prospect of getting fired up for the New Year with a gathering in the very first quarter. It’s pretty motivating."