The 39th Annual Metro Users Group Conference brings unique education opportunities from Goss experts and newspaper delegates
Thursday, February 01, 2007
January 31, 2007 – This year’s agenda of the Metro Users Group annual conference is filled with practical and educational programs that will bring great value and benefits to participants. On Sunday afternoon, February 18, three free sequential one-hour training sessions will be provided by technical experts of Goss International. • Tom Bernth and John Gotch of Goss International’s Lifetime Support group will discuss unit and folder rebuild opportunities from their extensive press experience. • Goss folder experts Slavek Panek and Jim Murphy will offer their hands-on knowledge and expertise on former board setting, operation and trouble shooting techniques. • Goss International training director Gary Fisher along with training veteran Rich Allen will explore methods and training programs to achieve productivity improvements. Joining Fisher and Allen in this section will be Terry Augustyn from the New York Times to share his experience in improving pressroom efficiency. • All registered conference delegates are invited to attend these valuable training sessions at no additional charge. Monday’s general session will include a company update from Goss International CEO Bob Brown and an industry trend and technology update from John Richards, director of newspaper product management. Also, Terry Augustyn will share criteria used in selecting the Colorliner press at the New York Times and John Jenkins of the Fredericksburg, Virginia, Free Lance-Star will speak about why the Goss FPS press is the right choice for their operation. Participants will also hear presentations about subjects such as Quality/ Total System Reproduction from a group of technical experts in the industry. During the Tuesday product breakout sessions, attendees will have opportunities to meet their peers and to ask questions of specialists from Goss International sales, engineering, parts, service, training and product enhancement. The conference continues with a series of seminars on specific industry related technical topics on Wednesday morning. Attendees can choose any of the following sections: • Updates on paper width changes • How to optimize your pressroom: ink savings, press enhancements, rebuild and upgrade opportunities, new operating techniques and tracking web performance • What’s best for you? – Violet / thermal CTP choices President of the Metro Users Group, Matt Theiler, is excited about this year’s conference, “I encourage Goss double width press users and Universal press users to join us at the Metro Users conference. You will have many opportunities to meet your friends and colleagues and discuss with them items of mutual interest. You will also have an opportunity to hear about the latest trends and technologies in the worldwide printing industry, and will learn useful hands-on techniques in performance improvement.” For Metro Users Conference attendees, Goss International also offers site visit opportunities during and after the conference. For example, Goss International can schedule you to visit the Albuquerque Journal in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where 22 RTP upgrades have been completed and are in full production. A number of other installations are also available for site visits. Please call 800-323-1200 and ask for the Lifetime Support group or visit the Goss International booth during the Metro Users Conference to schedule a guided tour of Goss installation sites.