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NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2014 Program Announced

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Second Annual Educational Event to Provide Industry-wide Update on Current Trends in the Global Marketplace

Reston, VAPrinters seeking opportunities to grow their businesses need look no further than the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2014, coming February 18, 2014to the Hyatt Regency in Chennai, India. Produced by NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and the Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA), this second annual event themed "Printing Business Beyond Boundaries" will bring together more than 200 print leaders representing commercial printers, newspaper publishers and package printing markets.

The one-day program slated to provide an industry-wide update on current trends in the global marketplace is supported by: Platinum Sponsor, Konica Minolta; Gold sponsor, EFI; along with HP, QuadTech, Air Motion Systems, Toyo Ink, and Rapid Blanket Restorer India. The event is also supported by the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), the All Indian Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP), Madras Printers & Lithographers Association (MPLA), and IDEAlliance.

Opening the program will be NPES President Ralph Nappi who will discuss the findings from the newly updated landmark study, "World-wide Market for Print: Identifying Global Opportunities for the Print Industry." The research for this just released study was conducted for NPES by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Next up, a welcome address by James Golsen, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate, Chennai, will be immediately followed by the day's first technical session titled "Digital Printing—Building the Business," a panel discussion moderated by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Gannett Distinguished Professor Administrative Chair, School of Media Sciences, Chris Bondy, that will feature experts from Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Hewlett Packard, and EFI.

The afternoon programming will continue with educational presentations on:

  • "LED-UV for Sheetfed Offset Printing," with Steve Metcalf, President and CEO, Air Motion Systems, Inc.
  • "Color Management for Printing & Packaging: Piloting Brand Color Through the Media Supply Chain," with Steve Ballinger, Director of Training, IDEAlliance, USA
  • "Trends in Newspaper Production," with K. Balaji, Director, Kasturi & Sons Ltd., Publishers of The Hindu
  • "Retooling, Restructuring and Reinventing—the '3 Rs,' Newspaper Style," moderated by Naresh Khanna, Publisher, Indian Printer and Publisher and featuring experts: Times of India, Dinamalar.com, Business Blogging & Social Media-Kiruba TV, and Viketan
  • "Indian Packaging Industry Overview," with B.S. Kampani, Managing Director, Toyo Ink; and, the afternoon will close out with
  • "Beating the Odds: Finding New Opportunities in the Printing Industry," with CN Ashok, Director, AutoPrint.

For more information about the Print Business Outlook Conference 2014 visit:www.npes.org/printbusiness2014. For questions and registration, in the U.S., contact NPES Assistant Director International Trade, Pernilla Jonsson at phone: 703/264-7200 or e-mail:pjonsson@npes.org. In India, contact Director NPES India, Vinod Vittoba at e-mail:vinod@npes.in.


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