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Dr. Joe Webb to Conduct Industry Economic Outlook Webinar, Sponsored by KPG

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

September 22, 2004 -- Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. Sponsored by KPG, the event will be held Wednesday, September 29th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT. No-charge registration is available at this special Internet page: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/djwform.cfm This one hour event will provide graphic arts, printing and publishing executives with an overview of what to expect relative to market conditions for the 4 th Quarter of 2004 with a look into 2005. Hundreds of printing executives regularly attend these quarterly events and access the archived material for later review. Once again, Dr. Webb will dissect economic data from his often contrarian perspective, examine opportunities, and provide a clear understanding by which to navigate. Topics will Include: Current economic conditions and trends The new printing forecast-- is the turnaround real? Why is this different from all the other turnarounds? Capital equipment outlook going into GraphExpo “It appears that print shipments may be turning the corner and that the industry may finally begin to benefit from the economic turnaround. In this webinar, we will take a close look at this apparent turnaround and what it means for printing business owners and managers,” stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. “We are honored by KPG ’s decision to support this webinar once again, allowing us to present this event free to our readers and the industry at large.” Dr. Joe Webb is a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He contributes a weekly column at WhatTheyThink.com for Premium Access Members entitled “Fridays with Dr. Joe Webb.” The column offers timely analysis of recent economic data as well as management advice for senior printing and publishing executives. Participants will be able to view Dr. Joe Webb’s presentation using a standard Internet browser while listening on the phone. About KPG Kodak Polychrome Graphics provides one of the broadest portfolios of digital, conventional and business solutions available in the graphic arts industry today. Products and services include a wide range of computer-to-plate and conventional lithographic and flexographic plate products, digital halftone, virtual, inkjet, and analog proofing products, digital printing applications, color workflow tools, storage solutions, business solutions and Kodak branded graphic arts films. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, KPG serves customers around the globe with regional offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Additional information regarding Kodak Polychrome Graphics may be found on the company's website: www.kpgraphics.com. About WhatTheyThink.com WhatTheyThink.com is the print and publishing industry's leading online community. The company offers a mixture of free and subscription-based content for industry executives. Additionally, WhatTheyThink.com provides a robust content syndication program serving related web sites. About Dr. Joe Webb Industry commentator and forecaster Dr. Joe Webb is a 26+ year veteran of the graphic arts industry. He has served the industry as a consultant, executive, and the founder of the TrendWatch surveys. His academic background is a combination of business, computer technologies, and graphic arts. His doctoral work was completed at the NYU Center for Graphic Arts Management and Technology. Dr. Webb has worked with industry suppliers of all types, including those marketing capital equipment such as presses, software developers, computer and peripheral manufacturers and developers, national and multinational organizations, associations, and others. A frequent speaker at industry events, Dr. Webb's weekly column “Fridays with Dr. Joe” appears at www.WhatTheyThink.com where it has become a must-read feature for the entire printing industry. (Photos of Dr. Webb for editorial purposes can be downloaded at www.drjoewebb.com/press ) Dr. Webb is the author of “Renewing the Print Industry: A Contrarian’s Constructive Perspective.” A sample of that report can be downloaded from http://www.prweb.com/prfiles/2004/06/03/131251/ptg_shipments_060304.gif




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