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2004 Print Workflow Summit: Dr. Joe Webb to discuss industry issues

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Sept. 15, 2004 Nashua NH – Electronic Publishing magazine and WhatTheyThink.com are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Joe Webb to the speaking lineup for the 2004 Print Workflow Summit. The Summit is a unique seminar where design, print and profit meet. Presented in the greater Boston and NYC areas, the Print Workflow Summit brings together the latest in printing and publishing technology and adds the business strategy needed to thrive in a competitive economy. Dr. Webb is a 26+ year graphic arts industry veteran and a frequent speaker at industry events. His weekly column “Fridays with Dr. Joe” appears at www.WhatTheyThink.com where it has become a must-read feature for the entire printing industry. He regularly takes on industry myths, stalwart assumptions, and “common wisdom” in his writings and presentations. “This is a great opportunity for me to engage a live audience,” says Dr. Webb. “The Print Summit offers a very focused event and a chance for attendees to hear and be heard by industry insiders.” Dr. Webb has worked with industry suppliers of all types, including capital equipment such as presses, software developers, computer and peripheral manufacturers and developers, national and multinational organizations, associations, and others. “We are extremely excited to add Dr. Webb to our speaker lineup,” says Conference Chair, Hans Hartman. “His experience and deep reach into our industry will provide tremendous insight to Summit attendees.” Moderators for the Summit are: Keith Hevenor, Editor in Chief of Electronic Publishing; Cary Sherburne, Sr. Contributing Editor of WhatTheyThink.com; and Hans Hartman, President of Suite 48. Other speakers include: Jim Harvey, Executive Director CIP4; David Zwang, Vice Chair Ghent Workgroup; Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist in Adobe Systems' Print Workflow Products Group; as well as product managers from InDesign and Quark. Additional speakers are being added daily and will be announced on the website: www.printsummit.com. Topics range from JDF, page-layout software, and the latest with PDF to customer partnering and a roundtable discussion on the graphics arts provider of the future. The Keynote address is by Frank Romano, founding editor of Electronic Publishing and professor emeritus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Print Media. Organizing the Summit is conference chair Hans Hartman, President of Suite 48. “This Summit is created and powered by two of the best-known and respected names in the print and publishing industry,” says Electronic Publishing Associate Publisher Steve Taneman. “Working together, we have identified topics that are important to our audience and engaged industry leaders to share their knowledge on these topics. The result is a unique, intimate presentation that is timely and offers a valuable return on investment.” WhatTheyThink.com President Randy Davidson agrees the partnership is a good match. “Between the issues covered by Electronic Publishing in print and the topics we see surfacing every day on our website, we know what is facing the printer in today’s marketplace. This Summit explores these crucial topics like no other conference can.” In addition to the key speakers, the Print Workflow Summit is pleased to welcome aboard Kodak as the Platinum Sponsor, and Unisource, Enfocus and NEC/Mitsubishi as Gold Sponsors. Media and Association Sponsors for the two events include the Printing Industries of New England, CIP4, Ghent PDF Workgroup, Creativepro.com, and Planet PDF. The Print Workflow Summit is Monday, November 8, 2004 in Wakefield MA, at the Sheraton Colonial, just outside Boston. A second Summit is available in Teaneck NJ at the Glenpointe Marriott on Wednesday, November 10, 2004. Registration is $199 for the day with complimentary meals. An early bird rate of $149 is available until October 1. Detailed session descriptions and registration are available at www.printsummit.com. To encourage attendee interaction and participation, seating is limited at each event.