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Print Buyers International's Print and Media Boston Conference

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Print Buyers International (PBI) will host leading experts in the print and e-media field for PBI’s Print & Media Boston Conference on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The event takes place at the Inn at Longwood in Boston, MA, from 8 am to 6 pm. Details are at www.printbuyersinternational.com
PBI Boston is the only one-day conference in New England that caters to print & media customers. It was created by PBI founder Margie Dana and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the trends and advances that are revolutionizing the use of print today. 

Print buyers, print production managers, graphic designers and marcom pros who work with print as well as digital media are encouraged to come learn from speakers like award-winning creative visionary Daniel Dejan of SAPPI Fine Paper, who will deliver the breakfast keynote on QR & AR codes.

Digitas Senior Production Manager Mariah Hunt, plus another elite print buying pro, will share the secrets of decoding typical equipment lists posted on printers’ web sites. They’ll divulge why senior print buyers rely on these lists as step #1 in pre-qualifying potential print providers.

Don Carli of the Institute for Sustainable Communication emphasizes the importance of identifying, quantifying and disclosing the flows of energy, materials and waste associated with the print and digital media products in his keynote session, “The Mediavore’s Dilemma: Making Sustainable Media Supply Chain Choices.”

Digital and variable data printing expert Cheryl Kahanec of EarthDIGITAL will provide a quick glimpse at the future of digital printing as well as new possibilities with VDP - Variable Data Publishing.

SVP of Production Services for LehmanMIllet Blair Weidig and Maria Cipicchio, Assistant Director of Marketing Operations for Dana Farber Cancer Institute, will deliver a session on “Best Practices for Sourcing Print in 2012.” 

Plus, Dana will lead her trademark Brainstorming Session before lunch, giving attendees the rare opportunity to share ideas and resources. 

Sponsors to date for PBI Boston are: Xerox, Fujifilm, Sappi, Concord Litho, 48hourprint.com, Japs-Olson, Shear Color Printing, and Vallanti Printers. Fujifilm is also sponsoring the end-of-day cocktail party.

Early Bird Rates are available through February 20. Reserve your spot today at www.printbuyersinternational.com. <http://printbuyersinternational.com/events/2012-pbi-print-media-conference-boston/register/> A very limited number of service providers may register at $399.

Everyone who registers by February 20 will receive a FREE e-copy of Margie Dana’s book,Print Buying Made Simple, the leading guide to working with the print industry.

“PBI Boston was created as a one-day “educational extravaganza” for buyers & creatives,” said Dana. “Where else can they learn about sustainability, QR/AR codes, and the latest in VDP from the likes of Dejan, Carli and Kahanec – in one place? It’s a rare opportunity, and it’s priced affordably.”


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