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The San Antonio News Express to host the 37th Annual Goss Metro Users Conference

Press release from the issuing company

November 9, 2004 -- The San Antonio News Express has announced that it will be hosting the 37th Metro Users Group Conference, to be held at the Westin-La Cantera Resort in San Antonio from Saturday, February 19 through Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Following the unqualified success of this year’s Conference in Houston, which hosted 325 newspaper production delegates, the Goss Metro Users Group urges members to register for the 2005 event as early as possible. With a program that includes cost-saving and revenue-enhancing ideas, Goss International technology updates, breakout sessions and a tour of the San Antonio News Express plant, as well as the annual Metro Users Golf Tournament, the 37th Conference promises to be the essential information gathering and networking opportunity of 2005. Larry Appleby, President of the Metro Users Group comments, "The Metro Users Group is the largest newspaper printing press users’ organization in the world, and our annual meeting provides a unique forum for the free and candid exchange of information, ideas, questions, problem-solving techniques, and networking opportunities. With over 325 delegates from the United States, Canada, Latin America, and as far away as Singapore, last year’s Conference was an outstanding success. "We anticipate the same success for the 37th Conference in San Antonio and are looking forward to hearing the ideas and opinions of our members that will serve to benefit the newspaper publishing industry as a whole." Listed below are some of the topics that will be covered: - Single-wide Applications - Waste Initiatives - Technical Panels on Maintenance and Quality - Goss International Technical Reports The Metro Users Group was formed in the United States in 1968 to allow the sharing of knowledge of leading-edge newspaper production techniques. Since its founding, the Group has expanded to embrace Goss double width models including Metro, Metro-Offset, Metroliner, Cosmo-Offset, Headliner, Colorliner and Newsliner presses, as well as the single width Universal range of presses. The Metro Users Group has contributed greatly to driving change and growth in offset newspaper production in the United States and around the world. Further details and booking forms for the 37th Metro Users Group Conference are available from the website – www.metrousers.com. Places for the Metro Users Annual Golf Tournament – to be held at the La Cantera Resort on Saturday, February 19, 2005 – are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis. Goss International is an active supporter of the aims and activities of the Metro Users Group.