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With Addition Of Kodak, Vits International and Kolbus, Sponsors are Now at Ten for PIA’s Digital Printing Think Tank

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Amherst, New York - Printing Industries Alliance, today announced the addition of Kodak, Vits International and Kolbus  as sponsors for their program titled “DIGITAL PRINTING THINK TANK” which will take place on Wednesday October 28thth in Manhattan at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue, NY, NY at 40th Street.  They join sponsors Xerox, HP, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, RedTie, Muller Martini and International Paper,

 The event’s first panel will be a group of large and small printers that cut across the digital printing market. Moderator Mark Michelson, Editor of Printing Impressions will lead the printers in a discussion that will talk about their path to the present and their path for the years ahead .It is predicted that digital printing, which launched in 1993 and is currently more than 20% of all printing, will become 50% of all printing by 2030. Panelists will include Cheryl Kahanec of EarthColor, Glen Boehmer of Sentinel Printing, Ron Sizemore of Influence Graphics and Tim Boucher of b squared and many more.

Our luncheon speaker will be Jeff Hayzlett, former Kodak CMO, Primetime radio and TV host, business author and keynote speaker. Jeff will talk on Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless. The first 100 registrants will receive a copy of his latest book by the same title.

A second panel will be made up of leading marketing executives from digital printing vendors. They will discuss how they provide press owners guidance in marketing digital printing and assistance in growing the market. The vendors marketing panel will be moderated by digital printing expert Marco Boer of IT-Strategies who predicted the success of inkjet digital printing a decade ago. Panelists will include Dave Wigfield of Xerox, Marc Johnson of HP, Gavin Jordan Smith of Konica Minolta, Shawn Lawson of International Paper, Andy Fetherman of Muller Martini and Vahaaj Kahn of Kodak.

The all day event will offer a networking opportunity which will allow participants to compare notes and speak with sponsoring vendors who will distribute literature. The cost for an individual to register for the event is $149 and includes lunch and refreshments. Vendor sponsorships will include two vendor staff tickets and three tickets for their customers or prospects. The vendor sponsorship is $650 for those who are already annual PIA Platinum sponsors and $950 for those vendors who are not annual PIA Platinum sponsors. A low cost conversion to Platinum Sponsorship status will be available. Sponsors will receive recognition through event PR, literature and signage.

For sponsorships contact Marty Maloney at 203 912 0804 or by email at m.maloney@bmcorp.com or mmaloney@pialliance.org 

To register for the event contact Kim Tuzzo at 716 691 3211 or email at ktuzzo@pialliance.org


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