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Jasinowski to Keynote PRINT OUTLOOK, White House Briefing Scheduled

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Jerry Jasinowski, President of the National Association of Manufacturers and a noted authority on political, economic and manufacturing trends, will keynote the annual PRINT OUTLOOK economic and marketing conference sponsored by NPES. As a special feature, conference participants will travel to the White House for an exclusive briefing by high ranking administration officials. The conference, "Market, Economic and Political Instability…Rebuilding Confidence in 2002," will provide an industry-specific opportunity for leaders of the printing, publishing and converting industries to confront the business challenges resulting from the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States and the depressed economy and chart directions for the future. The conference program will also address finding new profitability for the printing industry coming off the worst year in a decade and facing a world of digital alternatives. PRINT OUTLOOK 02, the 21st event in the series, will be held December 3-4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Conference sessions on the industry will include: * Frank Romano, Chairman of the Department of Printing Management and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, on traditional and digital technologies; * Andrew Paparozzi, Chief Economist with the National Association for Printing Leadership, on industry dynamics; * Harris DeWese, Chairman and Principal, Compass Capital Partners, Ltd., on mergers and acquisitions; * Vincent Naselli, Director, TrendWatch Graphic Arts, on key industry trends Ron Davis, Chief Economist with Printing Industries of America, will speak on the industry outlook and moderate a panel on printers' perspectives. Strategy consultant and former president of Xplor International Keith Davidson will speak on traditional print adapting in a digital world, and NPES Consulting Economist Michael K. Evans will discuss the worldwide economic outlook. Early-bird conference registration fees (prior to November 2) are $249 for NPES members and $349 for others. After November 2, registration costs $299 and $399, with a $50 discount for second registrants from the same company. A special registration rate of $50 is available to trade media editorial staff. A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency at a special conference rate of $189.

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