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Exhibit Hall Space Sold Out For First Annual Boston Print Buyers Conference

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

CHESTNUT HILL, MA -- September 4, 2006 -- Exhibit space for Boston Print Buyers' first annual conference has already sold out, and there is a waiting list. Scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd, at the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center in Westford, MA, the event offers attendees a day filled with dynamic educational sessions, networking opportunities, a keynote luncheon by Frank Romano, an evening gala, and an exhibit hall showcasing a range of industry service providers. The conference runs from 8:30 am till 7 pm. For more information and online registration for the conference, go to: www.bostonprintbuyers.com. Top-Level Exhibitors The exhibit hall, situated right next to all three educational session rooms at the conference center, sold out in a few short months. In all, there will be 27 8 x 10' booths in the hall. Several of the Massachusetts firms who previously sponsored BPB dinner programs will be exhibiting at the conference, including Winthrop Printing of Boston, Alliance Print Group of Boston, Millennium Graphics of Norwood, Deschamps Printing of Salem, and Matheson Higgins/Congress Press of Woburn. Many other premiere printing firms will be exhibiting, not only from Massachusetts, but also from Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Paper companies that are exhibiting include Sappi Fine Paper, StoraEnso, and Mohawk Fine Papers. Additionally, booths have been reserved by Adobe Systems, Printable Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard. Unigraphic, Inc., of Woburn, MA, is sponsoring Frank Romano's keynote luncheon as well as taking a booth in the exhibit hall. For a full list of all BPB Conference exhibitors, please visit www.bostonprintbuyers.com and click on "Exhibitors" under the Conference tab from the home page. Boston Print Buyers Quote "I'm ecstatic over the response to booth space and the overall industry feedback," notes BPB founder Margie Dana. "The support of each exhibitor and sponsor is a testament to the growing need by suppliers and service providers in reaching the print buying community. Our whole team is committed to making this day just as rewarding for the hundreds of attendees at this conference. We have organized several special attractions and have built in plenty of time between our educational sessions to allow attendees time to visit the exhibitions." Frank Romano to Keynote and Moderate Game Show of Printers vs. Buyers One highlight of the day's schedule will be the keynote luncheon presentation, Changing Print: Critical Trends in Printing and Print Buying, with special guest speaker Frank Romano. Romano is the mastermind behind the industry’s indispensable Pocket Pal and the author of 44 books. He has started nine magazines, written more than 4,000 articles, and his writing has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, German and Spanish. At the keynote luncheon, attendees will learn why marketing communications are changing, why print buying just isn’t what it used to be, and, most importantly, what they can do to keep up with the changing print landscape. Frank will also serve as moderator for "Press Checkers 2006," the game show that pits printers against print buyers (a la Jeopardy), from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. A gala party from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, complete with a live jazz quartet, will help attendees commemorate the daylong conference. 12 Educational Sessions The conference offers 12 distinct hour-long sessions from 9:15 am through 4:00 pm. Attendees can select four sessions, plus the game show, when they register. The morning sessions and presenters are as follows: Killer Color Management, Daniel Dejan, Sappi Fine Paper Taking PDFs to the Next Level, Chris Smith, American Graphics Institute Direct Mail Demystified, Christine Erna, Fulfillment Plus Mailing Solutions Let's Get Digital, Christopher Wells, LaVigne, Inc. Inside the Paper Markets, Jack Miller, Pira International "Senior Moments" print buyer panel, Jill Alex Connelly, Analog Devices The afternoon sessions and presenters are as follows: Your Press Check Check-Up, Daniel Dejan, Sappi Fine Paper Digital Publishing, Martin Hensel, Texterity, Inc. Unleashing the Power of VDP, Scott Dubois, Reynolds DeWalt Pulling Off the Gloves, print buyer panel, Margie Dana Saving Forests One Paper Company at a Time, Lewis Fix, Domtar, North America The British Print Management Agencies Are Coming!, Robert McClements, PrintYorkshire For complete details about each session and the speakers, visit www.bostonprintbuyers.com/conference06/schedule.html. Early Bird Registration Ends September 15th The Early Bird conference rate of just $119 is good until September 15th. This low fee includes the educational sessions, the exhibit hall, the game show, and the party -- a $50 savings off the regular price of $169. Members of Boston Print Buyers can register for the low fee of $99. Adding the keynote luncheon is only $25. Individuals may register online for the party only, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, for $49. Online registration for the conference is available at www.bostonprintbuyers.com. A PDF of the conference brochure, complete with details on the program, is also available there. For additional information, please send your inquiries to info@bostonprintbuyers.com.




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