Time Inc Director to Provide PrintMedia 2003 Keynote
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 24, 2003 — Peter Meirs, director of alternative media technologies for Time Inc., will provide an exclusive insider's look at a company scrambling to endure the on-slaught of challenges on many fronts at the PrintMedia 2003 Conference & Expo Keynote Address in New York City, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on March 3, 2003, the Sutton Parlor North and Center, Hilton New York. The expo opens immediately following the Keynote Address - expo hours: Monday, March 3, 2003 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 4, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Meirs will provide real-world examples of how Time Inc.’s culture –– that obliged its employees to embrace change –– has ensured the publishing company’s long-time competitive advantage and enabled it to quickly and smartly adopt new technologies and vendor/publisher collaboration best practices, such as its early adoption of leading edge technology, a complete revamp of its entire publishing-manufacturing chain and its recent implementation of PDF (Portable Document Format) workflow. As Time Inc.’s director of alternative media technologies, Meirs is responsible for identifying, tracking and selecting emerging technologies, solutions and best practices for meeting the company’s cross-media objectives. Time Inc.’s heritage dates back to 1923 when Time magazine was founded. It remains the world’s leading magazine company, publishing approximately 140 regular-frequency titles—among them, Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly, In Style This Old House and Marie Claire—with 298 million readers. The PrintMedia Conference & Expo is produced by North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), publisher of PrintMedia, In-Plant Graphics, BookTech the Magazine, Printing Impressions, and more than 10 other leading trade periodicals. The PrintMedia Conference & Expo 2003 features an estimated 150 exhibits and more than 50 educational sessions across seven tracks: book manufacturing, magazine manufacturing, in-plant graphics, PDF, workflow and management solutions, and color and quality control. The PrintMedia Conference and Expo 2003 comprises NAPCO’s annual BookTech conference, the semi-annual MagazineTech conference and the brand new In-Plant Graphics conference. The complete event is North America’s largest exhibition of publishing and production technology and services. In addition to the robust conference program, NAPCO will be hosting a two-floor expo replete with leading technology and service providers, including such confirmed exhibitors as: Agfa, Creo, WamNet, DALiM, Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Hewlett-Packard, Xeikon Nipson, Zenplex, Markzware, Enfocus, Xinet, Managing Editor Inc., Flashlight Digital, CGS Publishing Technology, Bestcolor USA, Woodwing Software, KyTek, magSend, Thomas Technology Solutions, Progressive Information Technologies, Domtar Paper, International Paper, Tembec, R.R. Donnelley, Banta and 130 more companies from among the industry’s leading players. Publishing and production professionals should register now for an exhibit hall pass, free through February 28 ($25 after 2/28/03). The pass enables unlimited access to the exhibit hall as well as admission to the keynote address. For more information or to register, visit http://www.PrintMediaExpo.com or call 888-627-2630.