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Dr. Joe Webb to Conduct 3rd Quarter Printing Industry Economic Outlook Webinar, Sponsored by Creo

Monday, June 13, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

June 13, 2005 -- Lexington , KY. -- 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 Creo, the event will be held Wednesday, June 29th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. No-charge registration is available at this special Internet page: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinarregistrationform.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 3 rd Quarter of 2005 as we approach Print 05. 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. Questions to be addressed will include: Is the economy slowing or is it growing? Dr. Joe sifts through the conflicting data. Where are interest rates headed? If the Fed is raising rates, why are market rates declining? Was April 2005 a turning point in the new media vs. print battle? What will the 2nd half of 2005 look like? What is 2006 likely to hold? What capital investment conditions can we expect going into Print 05? “As the industry prepares for Print 05 in Chicago, Dr. Webb will provide important insight and guidance about the state of the economy as a whole and our industry in particular to help printers and suppliers alike in their planning for the show and for the balance of the year,” stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. “We are honored by Creo’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 with streaming audio through the PC. Macintosh uses should contact eric@WhatTheyThink.com prior to the session to ensure appropriate configuration. Last quarter’s webinar, including audio, can be accessed here About Creo Creo Inc. is a global company with key strengths in imaging, software, and digital printing plate technology. The leading provider of prepress systems, Creo helps over 25,000 customers worldwide adopt digital production methods which reduce costs, increase print quality and allow them to serve their customers more efficiently. Based on a solid foundation of intellectual property, Creo has an unmatched range of technology solutions that address the needs of commercial, publication, on demand, packaging, and newspaper printers, and creative professionals. Creo product lines include software and hardware for computer-to-plate imaging, systems for digital photography, scanning, and proofing, as well as printing plates and proofing media. Creo also supplies on-press imaging technology, components for digital presses, color servers and high-speed digital printers. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Creo reported fiscal 2004 revenue of US$636 million. Creo trades on NASDAQ (CREO) and the TSX (CRE). www.creo.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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