November 6, 2003 -- Charles A. Pesko, Managing Director, CAP Ventures, will keynote PRINT OUTLOOK 2003, December 5-6, 2002 at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel in Washington, DC. Pesko will discuss "The Impact of Print Industry Megatrends."
The annual NPES economic and political forecasting conference, now in its 22nd year, is designed to help industry CEOs, marketing managers and other executives plan activities for the coming year based on the best available data and viewpoints. The program, with the theme "The Future of Print in a Converging Information World," features national and industry-specific economic forecasts, presentations on key trends in advertising and technology, and panels of print buyers and other key industry players, as well as a White House briefing by representatives of the Bush administration.
On Thursday afternoon, conference attendees will be bused to the Old Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House for the briefing. Briefing speakers will include Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Chief Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers; Chris Padilla, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Inter-Governmental Affairs and Public Liaison, and Nicholas Calio, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. A recent appointee, Padilla formerly represented Kodak on international trade matters.
Other speakers on the PRINT OUTLOOK program include:
- Frank Romano, Fawcett Professor of Integrated Publishing Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Print Media, on the outlook for printing services;
- Vincent Naselli, Director, TrendWatch Graphic Arts, on trends to watch in 2003;
- Andrew Paparozzi, Chief Economist, National Association for Printing Leadership on printing industry dynamics;
- Michael K. Evans, PhD, NPES Consulting Economist and President, The Evans Group, on the outlook for international markets;
- Harris DeWese, Chairman and Principal, Compass Capital Partners, Ltd., on the outlook for mergers and acquisitions;
- Ron Davis, PhD, Chief Economist for Printing Industries of America, on print prospects;
- David Peeler, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMR, LLC, a division of TNS Media Intelligence, on the outlook for advertising.
The conference will feature two panel discussions. Davis will moderate a panel of printers, and Conference Chairman William Lamparter, President of the PrintCom Consulting Group, will moderate a discussion on the long term future of print among Davis, Paparozzi, Pesko and Romano.
"There is no other forum like PRINT OUTLOOK that makes it so easy to get the timely, all encompassing information we all need to make good informed decisions," said David Reny, Vice President and Managing Director, Standard Finishing Systems, and NPES Chairman. "This year's program puts a particularly strong emphasis on providing answers about the economy and the status of the printing industry, from a group of outstanding speakers. It's one conference that shouldn't be missed."
Complete conference information and registration materials are available on the NPES web site at www.npes.org/conferences/index.html#po. For information, contact the NPES Member Services Department at 703/264-7200 or e-mail [email protected]