Torrance, CA – May 27, 2003 – Recognizing the intricate requirements and complex challenges faced by government printing organizations, Xplor International today announced a specialized business forum focused on this industry during the 24th Annual Xplor Global Conference & Exhibit scheduled for October 26-29, 2003 in Atlanta.
The half-day Government Printing Forum will feature a keynote by Bruce James, Public Printer of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) as well as a presentation by William Gindlesperger, Chairman & CEO of e-LYNXX Corporation. The session will include additional user and vendor panels, all which will concentrate on business solutions that address the specific printing and information processing needs of government printing entities.
This first-of-its-kind opportunity will combine interactive educational elements with real-world business insight and best-practice scenarios to provide attendees with content customized to the specific concerns of this industry segment. The Government Printing Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 28 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and is open to attendees with full conference and exhibit and one-day conference and exhibit registrations.
James was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the 24th Public Printer of the United States in 2002. The GPO, a 1.5 million square-foot complex headquartered in Washington, DC, is the largest information processing, printing and distribution facility in the world and has facilities in 30 cities throughout the country. James oversees the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. In addition to the GPO’s own production facilities, the agency contracts with more than 13,000 private sector vendors which produce print and other information products for the Federal Government in all 50 states, ranging from the Supreme Court decisions to IRS tax forms and Department of Agriculture crop reports.
Gindlesperger, known as the “father of modern day GPO printing procurement,” is a nationally recognized consultant, author and entrepreneur specializing in printing procurement and its positive impact on buyers through contribution pricing and printers through excess capacity utilization and overhead absorption. He has worked directly with numerous Congressional and Senatorial members and staff advising the Congress on the development, operation and future of GPO printing procurement and the federal printing program in general.
Xplor/Government Printing Forum 2-2-2 About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. Xplor International’s mission is to provide education for its members, networking opportunities for industry professionals, and vendor-neutral forums in which users and suppliers can meet to freely exchange information and determine solutions. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Torrance, California, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.
Editor's Note: A two part interview conducted by Cary Sherburne entitled: “High Calling: Bruce James’ Plan to Lead the GPO into the 21st Century” is available for Premium Access members at www.WhatTheyThink.com.
- Responsible for all information
- The ultimate leadership challenge
- Spending 80% of his time on the future
- Outsourcing strategies
- The OMB flack
- Best value buying
- Removing indirect costs
- GPO’s outsourcing trends
- Reverse auctions
- Spending time with manufacturers
- What is printed in-house, overseas
- Libraries and their future
- Accessing GPO bids online
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