PIA Management Conference Slated for October
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
This October the Association will present its first “stand-alone” top management conference in over five years. “Attending a management conference with my peers – in an affordable venue – is very important to me,” stated former PIA-MidAmerica chairman John Frullo. “Last year we had a great conference in New Mexico with printers from all over the western United States. This year’s conference will be in Hawaii. While it is a very nice place, it's just a bit too far (and expensive) for many of our members. Consequently, we felt that it was time to produce a meeting that brought together top speaker talent and the opportunity for our PIA-MidAmerica members to meet and get to know each other.” The conference became reality with the agreement from the incomparable Frank Romano to keynote the presentation. His presentations will focus on the industry’s driving forces and the changes occurring today and into the future. No conference of this nature can stand alone on just one speaker. Thus, several industry leaders, who have led their company to various successes over the past five years, have been invited to participate – three of them have served as chairman of Printing Industries of America. These “nuts and bolts” sessions will be led by John Green, Automated Graphic Systems; Ray Lawton, Lawton Printing; Mike Marcian, Corporate Press; and Tim Burton, Burton & Mayer. This one-day conference will be held on October 23, 2004 at the DFW Harvey Hotel (minutes from DFW airport). Included in the $195 registration fees are a Friday night reception as well as a Saturday lunch for all attendees. The conference has been made very affordable through the underwriting efforts of several companies. At press time, the sponsors for the conference are: Axiom Energy Services, Clampitt Paper, Creo, Effective Environmental, KBA, Man Roland, Pitman, Presstek, xpedx, and X-Rite. For more information, or to register for the Conference, call (800) 788-2040 ext. 213.