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Dr. Joe Webb to Conduct 4th Quarter and 2006 Printing Industry Economic Outlook Webinar, Sponsored by Kodak

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

September 21, 2005 -- 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 Kodak, the event will be held Wednesday, September 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT. 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 4th Quarter of 2005 as well as a peek into 2006 as we approach year end. 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 to be addressed will include: - Hurricane Katrina's economic aftermath - Where are interest rates headed? - Print05: an industry turning point? - A glimpse at the 2006 economic forecast - The strategic repositioning of print “2006 promises to be another year of dynamic change for the printing industry,” stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. “Dr. Webb’s unique insight will help printers and suppliers to the industry better prepare for success as the role of print in business communications continues to shift as the world goes more digital. We are honored by Kodak’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 participate in 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 at: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinars/webinar050629.cfm About Kodak Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images –for memories, for information, for business, and for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on four businesses: Digital & Film Imaging Systems – providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health – supplying the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems, IT solutions and services; Graphic Communications – providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; and Display & Components – supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries. More information about Kodak is available at www.kodak.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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