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Stellar Tax Panel Announced for NPES-Idealliance Joint 2017 Legislative Conference

Friday, February 10, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

100% Immediate Expensing of Capital Investment Is Top Tax Reform Priority for Printing, Imaging, and Mailing Industries

Reston, VA - NPES-Idealliance 2017 Legislative Conference Co-Chairs Greg Salzman, President, Aleyant Systems, and Tim Johnson, CEO, Impact, are pleased to announce a stellar tax reform panel as part of the multi-association education and advocacy event themed, "The First 100 Days," that will convene March 22-23, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

All-star tax panelists will include: former House Ways & Means Committee member Congressman Phil English (R-3-PA, 1995–2009); Senate Finance Committee Majority Chief Tax Counsel Mark Prater; Tax Foundation Senior Fellow Stephen Entin; and, a soon-to-be-announced Trump Administration spokesperson. "These are the top tax policy theorists, and legislative and political strategists and tacticians in Washington, D.C. and the country," notes NPES Vice President, Government Affairs Mark J. Nuzzaco. "NPES has a longstanding relationship with each of them, and we are indeed fortunate to bring them all together at our conference during this most opportune time for once-in-a generation comprehensive tax reform," Nuzzaco adds. "This will be more than a lecture; it will be a two-way dialogue between D.C. experts and top printing, imaging and mailing industry executives on the frontlines of technological innovation and capital investment."

Other legislative and regulatory industry priorities that will be addressed during the day and a half conference will include: cost-effective healthcare reform, reduction of burdensome government over-regulation, restructuring and revitalizing the U.S. Postal System, reducing patent troll abuses while also protecting patent-holders' rights, and strengthening global markets for U.S. manufacturers. Expert panels on each of these topics will be announced in the coming days.

The Legislative Conference is co-hosted by NPES and Idealliance, and supported by Presidential Sponsor: Canon USA, along with Executive Sponsors: the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The Conference Host Committee includes:

Co-Chairmen:

  • Greg Salzman, President, Aleyant Systems
  • Tim Johnson, CEO, Impact

Committee Members:

  • Mal Baboyian, Executive VP, LFS/PPS, Canon Solutions America
  • Brian Dollard, Director, Marketing, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • Pat Henderson, Director of Government Affairs, Quad Graphics
  • Mark Hischar, President & CEO, KBA-North America
  • Gavin Jordan-Smith, Corp. Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Print  & Graphic Communications, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
  • Michael T. Kellogg, Chief Executive Officer, Century Direct, LLC

The conference kicks-off on Wednesday, March 22 with a Welcome Luncheon. The day continues with afternoon policy briefings by invited Members of Congress, Trump Administration officials, and other Washington, D.C.-based policy experts, and concludes with an evening Congressional Reception. The program resumes on Thursday with congressional office visits, featured breakfast and luncheon speakers, and will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

For program updates, and to register, visit: www.npes.org/2017LegislativeConference.aspx. For more information contact NPES Vice President, Government Affairs Mark J. Nuzzaco at phone: 703/264-7235 or e-mail: mnuzzaco@npes.org, or Idealliance Executive Vice President, Ken Garner at phone: 703/837-1070 or e-mail: kgarner@idealliance.org.

 

 

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