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WhatTheyThink.com Event at Graph Expo Features Dr. Joe Webb, Sponsored by MAN Roland

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

September 6, 2006 -- Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free event with Dr. Joe Webb. Sponsored by MAN Roland Inc., it will be held Tuesday, October 17th from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in Room S106B, McCormick Place in Chicago in conjunction with Graph Expo. Sign up today - http://members.whattheythink.com/home/ge06event.cfm The one hour event is entitled "Renewing the Print Industry Revisited: Taking our Place in the Offline Media Market." It will offer printing and publishing executives direction and insights relative to the future of print in a multichannel world. Dr. Webb will also provide a 2007 economic outlook, both in terms of the printing industry and the general economy. A continental breakfast will be provided. "There is little doubt that printing executives must execute differently in today’s printing industry. Graph Expo offers the perfect venue to share Dr. Joe Webb's insight with show attendees," stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. "MAN Roland's generosity as the exclusive sponsor of this important event has enabled WhatTheyThink to make it free to all attendees for the fourth year in a row. We are honored by their decision to support this event." 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. To register for this event, click here: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/ge06event.cfm 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 MAN Roland “A World of Profitability: MAN Roland Takes You There” is the theme of MAN Roland’s exhibit at Graph Expo 2006 (Exhibit 3237). The press maker is bringing the slogan to life by demonstrating advanced models of its press lines in real working environments. The focus is on the use of inline innovations and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) to increase a printer’s profitability. MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG is the world's second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world's market leader in web offset. MAN Roland operates out of Offenbach, Augsburg and Plauen in Germany. It employs 9,000 staff and generates annual sales of $2.14 billion (EUR 1.7 billion), with an export share of 83%. Web and sheetfed offset are its major product lines for publishing, general commercial and packaging printing. MAN Roland is the only printing press manufacturer to be a partner of the WAN (World Association of Newspapers). In North America, MAN Roland Inc. operates a network of five regional sales and service facilities, staffed by over 250 employees. For more information visit www.manroland.com. About Dr. Joe Webb Dr. Joe Webb is one of the graphic arts industry's best-known consultants, forecasters, and commentators. He is the founding partner of the new business www.PrintForecast.com, which publishes the free newsletter PrintForecast Perspective, the paid newsletter/podcast PrintForecast Contrarian view, and other global print business planning and forecasting resources. A 28-year veteran of the graphic arts industries, he was the developer of the influential TrendWatch information service, which was sold to Reed Elsevier in 2000. Since January 2003, his "Fridays with Dr. Joe" column has become a popular feature on www.WhatTheyThink.com. His running commentary on the printing industry, new media, and the economy, can also be found at www.drjoesblog.com. He is a Ph.D. graduate of the NYU Center for Graphic Communications Management and Technology (1987) and serves on the Center's Board of Advisors. He holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from Iona College (1981), was a magna cum laude graduate in Managerial Sciences and Marketing from Manhattan College (1978), and was a member of the economics honor society. Dr. Joe can be reached by e-mail through the PrintForecast.com website, where executives can also sign up for the free PrintForecast Perspective newsletter. His phone number is 1-401-709-4423.




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