Commercial Printing in 2017: What You Should Know
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Press release from the issuing company
Join us for the Economic Outlook Webinar with Dr. Joe Webb, Sponsored by the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau
Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. The event will be held Wednesday, April 20th, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT (-4 GMT).
No-charge registration is available at Webinar Registration Page.
During this one-hour event, Dr. Joe will present the 2017 commercial printing forecast as well as the results of WhatTheyThink’s latest print business conditions survey. Advance questions for the webinar Q&A session can be submitted by visiting WhatTheyThink’s Economics & Research Center and selecting “Ask Dr. Joe.”
“With the ongoing market uncertainties and rapid escalation of technology for both printing and digital communications,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink, “these Economic Outlook Webinars are more critical than ever before. Our goal is to provide objective, unbiased data and forecasts that will help printing owners and executives build the best possible scenarios for a successful business future.”
Our industry forecast for 2017 will make it clear that strategies for printing businesses going forward must be very different than those that were in place for 2007,” said Dr. Webb. “I strongly believe that print service providers are well positioned to be the primary go-to source for communications logistics, and that is accomplished by ensuring the proper infrastructure to support the development, distribution and maintenance of content across multiple channels—as well as staying current to be able to rapidly address new channels as they emerge.”
Specifically, he will discuss:
Dr. Joe Webb is the director of WhatTheyThink.com's Economics and Research Center, where managers, researchers and analysts can find free and premium content about industry trends, including forecasts and more. Dr. Webb is a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He also contributes a weekly column at WhatTheyThink.com for Premium Access Members entitled “Mondays with Dr. Joe” as well as a regular writer on PrintCEOblog.com. This is Dr. Joe’s eighth year of association with WhatTheyThink.
Participants will be able to participate in Dr. Joe Webb’s presentation using a standard Internet browser with streaming audio through a PC or Mac.
The last economic outlook webinar can be accessed at: http://whattheythink.com/webinars/147/
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.
Through the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau, expert speakers are available for private company planning sessions and sales meetings, customer and dealer events, and association membership programs. WhatTheyThink also supports the speakers programs by assisting in the promotion of the events through its web sites and e-mail programs, if desired.
About Dr. Joe Webb
Dr. Joe Webb is the director of WhatTheyThink.com's Economics and Research Center, where managers, researchers and analysts can find free and premium content about industry trends, including forecasts and more. Dr. Webb is a 30-year graphic arts veteran, a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He is known for his ability to interpret the latest market conditions in the graphic communications industries and translate what they mean for executives and their strategic decisions. Since January 2003, his "Mondays with Dr. Joe" column has been a must-read feature on WhatTheyThink.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) and was a magna cum laude graduate in Managerial Sciences and Marketing from Manhattan College (1978), and was a member of the economics honor society. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing, market research, quantitative analysis, business policy, and organizational behavior. He started in the industry with Agfa's Graphic Systems Division and was later a marketing executive with Chemco Photoproducts, entering consulting full time in 1987. Among his publications is the controversial "Renewing the Print Industry: A Contrarian's Constructive Perspective."
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