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IADD Announces Online Annual Meeting Programming

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Crystal Lake, IL – The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) will host its 49th Annual Meeting online. Programming will be presented live every Thursday beginning October 28 through November 11.

The IADD Annual Meeting is a one-stop shop for learning and gaining knowledge to advance your business. Registration for the event includes access to three weeks of online programming and all session recordings. Those who register before October 7 will receive the early registration discount; IADD members at the rate of $79 USD per attendee and non-members at the rate of $129 USD per attendee. To see the full schedule, program descriptions and to register, visit www.iadd.org/?current.

“We saw great success last year with our online programming, giving us the opportunity to provide technical and business information to more members and industry colleagues throughout the globe,” says Jenny Holliday, CEO of the IADD. “This year, we have an exciting line-up of guest speakers who will touch on some of the hottest topics our industry is facing right now: employee recruitment and retention, the latest trends in the corrugated market, how to make better decisions during a crisis and more.”

Leadership Development and Technical Programming
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally renowned thought leader in future-proofing and cognitive bias risk management. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, which specializes in helping forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities. Dr. Tsipursky is best known for his two national bestsellers. Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019) is the first book to focus on cognitive biases in business leadership and reveal how leaders can overcome these dangerous judgment errors effectively. His other bestseller, The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), is the first book to focus on cognitive biases in professional and personal relationships and illustrate how we can defeat these dangerous judgment errors.

In his program, Why Do Smart Leaders Ignore Serious Risks in a Post-COVID World (and What to Do About It) attendees will learn how to dramatically improve their ability to recognize hidden risks in the post-pandemic world. This presentation will offer case studies, best practices and groundbreaking research to provide attendees with the most critical skills and take-aways they need to help recognize and avoid such risks.

In addition, the IADD will bring you experts each week to cover many aspects of the industry. These fifty-minute online programs can be watched live or on-demand. Each session will take a deep dive into the subject and provide the opportunity for attendees to ask their questions. Topics include:

The Resilience of Manufacturing: Strengthening People Operations and Bridging the Talent Gap

Trends in the Corrugated Diecutting & Diemaking Industry

Safety in a Dieshop Setting

Inline embossing, Reverse Cutting & Reverse Scoring

Attendees will also have the chance to view the latest technology, equipment and products during five-minute Supplier Spotlights that will be integrated throughout the programming.

Celebrate and Recognize
To conclude the meeting, IADD President, Gino Gualtieri of Central Die Supplies, Inc., will announce award recipients during the annual business meeting on November 11.

For further information, call IADD Meetings Coordinator Leanne Schimming at 1-815-455-7519 or email at [email protected]

The IADD is an international trade association serving diecutters, diemakers and industry suppliers worldwide. IADD provides conferences, educational and training programs, a monthly magazine, online resource library of 700+ technical articles, industry experts to answer technical questions, publications and training manuals, recommended specifications, online used equipment marketplace, videos and more. IADD also presents Odyssey Expo, a bi-annual trade show and innovative concept in technical training featuring a hands-on Techshop where training programs come alive in an actual working diemaking and diecutting facility inside the exhibit area. Visit www.iadd.org or call 1-815-455-7519 for more information.

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