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New technical training sessions from Goss International at the 39th Annual Goss Metro Users Group Conference

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

November 20th, 2006 - The Wall Street Journal and the Orlando Sentinel have announced that they will co-host the 39th Metro Users Group annual conference to be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, from Saturday, February 17, to Wednesday, February 21, 2007. Following the success of the 2006 Conference in Tucson, Arizona, which hosted around 200 newspaper production delegates representing over 100 newspapers, the Metro Users Group urges members to register for the 2007 event as early as possible. Further information and registration forms for the 39th Metro Users Group Conference are available on the newly improved Metro Users website -www.metrousers.com - which also includes useful links to Goss international information. For the 2007 event, a new feature will be the inclusion of three sequential one-hour training sessions, provided by experts from Goss International that will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, February 18 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm on: - Unit and folder rebuild - Former board setting and trouble shooting techniques - Productivity improvement All registered conference delegates are welcome to attend these training sessions. Monday's general session will include a technology update from Goss International and views on worldwide industry trends. Tuesday will feature break out sessions on requested product topics. Delegates are encouraged to visit www.metrousers.com to suggest any topics that they would like included during these breakout sessions. A finalized agenda will be published on the website. On Wednesday morning, a series of seminars on specific industry related technical topics are scheduled. Topics include: - How to improve quality? Quality management methodology and experience sharing - How low can we go? Technical parameters of newsprint size reduction - How to extend press life? Press enhancements, upgrade opportunities and obsolesce - CTP challenge - Violet vs. thermal choices The Metro Users Annual Golf Tournament, will be held at the Eagle Creek Golf Club on Saturday, February 17. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis. Matt Theiler, President of the Metro Users Group comments, "The Metro Users Group is the largest newspaper printing press users' organization in the world, and our annual meeting provides a unique forum for the free and candid exchange of information, ideas, questions, problem-solving techniques, and networking opportunities. With all the challenges the newspaper industry is facing, this conference offers delegates an opportunity to meet and chat with experts and peers to hear about the worldwide industry trends and to learn and share technical expertise. "We are looking forward to hearing ideas and opinions from our members that will make the program more productive. Please go to www.metrousers.com and tell us what you would like to hear in the general session and breakout sessions. "The networking opportunity with other delegates provides access to vast press production and technical experience among the attendees. This, plus the ‘learning' opportunity from a packed program of sessions makes this conference a ‘don't miss' event," concludes Matt Theiler. The Metro Users Group was formed in the United States in 1968 to allow the sharing of knowledge of leading-edge newspaper production and maintenance techniques. Since its founding, the Group has expanded to embrace Goss double width models including Metro, Metro-Offset, Metroliner, Cosmo-Offset, Headliner, Colorliner and Newsliner presses, as well as the single-width Universal range of presses. The Metro Users Group has contributed greatly to driving change and growth in offset newspaper production in the United States and around the world.




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