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PIA Announces The 2014 Print Leadership Summit, The Premier Event for Leaders in the Printing Industry

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the 2014 Print Leadership Summit, June 2–3, 2014, at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This exciting and innovative event developed for leaders in the printing industry, spotlights three business-critical topics for today’s printers: Leadership, Technology, and Sales.

“Today’s print and graphic arts industry leaders are the people who have survived the rough times in the industry, the strongest of the industry who are now ready to not just survive but to thrive. This conference is for these leaders,” said Michael Makin, President and CEO, Printing Industries of America.

The sessions of the Print Leadership Summit are short and sharp, pared down to the essential concepts the presenters want to share with industry leaders. You’ll come away with rock solid, innovative ideas that will have immediate impact on your business. The agenda highlights everything from company acquisition to health care to the future of the U.S. Postal Service to Lean manufacturing and much more.  All attendees will benefit from the conference’s keynote speakers:

Leslie Groene, President, Groene Consulting
Does Your Business Have the Right Pillars in Place?
Leslie Groene, nationally renowned motivational speaker and author of the business strategy book “Picture Yourself & the Life You Want,” will explain how to build or rebuild vital business structures to have the success you want or envision. With roots in the printing industry, Groene is known for helping her clients focus on revenue generation and profit growth.

Jon Goldman, President, Brand Launcher
Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
Entrepreneur, branding, and direct marketing guru Jon Goldman delivers practical and clear recommendations and simple strategies to bridge the generational gap of your employees, even if they are 40 years apart!

John Cockrell, Jr., Vice President, Cockrell Enovation
Taking the Plunge: The Enovation Story
John Cockrell is an executive with a passion for brand development and researching what it takes to build strong bonds. He will share how a third-generation printing company expanded its horizons by becoming a leading integrated marketing solutions provider for its customers.

T.J. Tedesco, Team Leader, Grow Sales, Inc. 
Gloom or Bloom
T.J. Tedesco is a highly effective trainer with expert motivational skills. In this session, Tedesco offers realistic strategies to test, choose, and implement directional shifts in your business model.

Jim Andersen, CEO, IWCO Direct
Secret Sauce: Thriving in Hard Times
Jim reveals how his company stays well ahead of the competition by utilizing a full range of direct mail services as well as sophisticated postal logistic strategies.

Details, including a full conference brochure, speaker profiles, and session descriptions and registration information will be added to www.printing.org/printleadershipsummit as they become available.


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