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Top Industry CEOs to Speak at 2nd Annual WhatTheyThink Print CEO Forum

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Standard Register CEO Joe Morgan and VistaPrint North America President Wendy Cebula highlight second day agenda

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today reported Joe Morgan, CEO of Standard Register, and Wendy Cebula, President of VistaPrint North America will speak on a panel moderated by WhatTheyThink’s Senior Editor, Cary Sherburne at the 2nd Annual Print CEO Forum, scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd, 2010, at Chicago’s prestigious University Club. This printer-only event is sponsored by manroland.  Limo transportation to McCormick Place for Graph Expo will be provided on October 3rd.

“We are delighted to have these two exceptional print CEOs join us for this important event,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. “They represent very different companies in different stages of life, with Standard Register having been in business for nearly a century while VistaPrint is a relative newcomer on the scene.  Both face different challenges and these CEOs are willing to share the insight, advice and expertise with our attendees, especially as it relates to the business transformation required in today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing market. Standard Register is in the middle of its own business transformation, and VisitaPrint is often cited as one of the industry’s most astonishing success stories. We encourage you to register early as attendance will be limited.”

WhatTheyThink has arranged a limited number of rooms at the University Club, should attendees wish to take advantage of the convenience of staying at this exclusive venue during the Forum.

Why Attend?

The Print CEO Forum, which opens Saturday, October 2nd, at 8:30 AM and concludes at 11:30 AM on Sunday, features a wide range of industry thought leaders speaking about highly relevant topics for print business owners and managers.  Each session will conclude with two to three specific takeaways that can benefit any business in the industry.

“Our agenda is shaping up rapidly,” said Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, WhatTheyThink, “and we are very excited about the strategic level of content that will be included in the second annual Print CEO Forum.  This year’s event is a not-to-be-missed event for any print business owner or manager looking to accelerate business growth in an environment that is still challenging.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Robert Tapella, U.S. Public Printer;
  • Joseph P. Morgan, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer of Standard Register, a nearly $800 million, 98-year-old company in the midst of reinventing itself,
  • Wendy Cebula, president of Vistaprint’s North American business unit; the company is often cited as one of the industry’s most astonishing success stories;
  • Dr. Joe Webb, Director of WhatTheyThink’s Economics and Research Center;
  • Barbara Pellow, Group Director of research firm InfoTrends and digital media pioneer;
  • Marc Monseau, Director of Corporate Communication and Social Media for Johnson & Johnson, responsible for a wide range of activities related to the social web, including the development and management of different online initiatives that protect and enhance the image and reputation of the corporation;
  • Peter Schaefer, New Direction Partners, an expert in printing industry mergers and acquisitions;
  • Peter Nowak and a panel of “green” printers discussing green strategies for improving profits
  • Margie Dana of Print Buyers International and a panel of high-profile marketing executives discussing the role of print in the modern media mix;
  • Paul Reilly and Jim Russell of New Direction Partners, experts in succession planning for printing businesses.

To register for the event and for more details, visit PrintCEOForum.com.  WhatTheyThink will be communicating further details as they are available via press release, the Forum’s web site and other means.

“While this is a printer-only event,” said Davidson, “we are pleased that manroland has agreed to be our sponsor this year, allowing us to grow this exclusive event and make it even more valuable to attendees than last year.”

About WhatTheyThink.com

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites.

About manroland

manroland Inc., a division of manroland AG, is the world’s second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world’s market leader in web offset.  manroland employs almost 8,700 people and has annual sales of some Euro 1.7 billion with an export share of almost 80%.  Web and sheetfed offset presses provide solutions for publishing, commercial and packaging printing.  For more information visit the web site at www.manroland.us.com <http://www.manroland.us.com>.




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