ARLINGTON, Va. (December 1, 2004) — Print Buyers Online.com, a free, educational e-community for print buyers, print communications professionals and their suppliers, will host its annual Print Oasis Print Buyers Conference & Exhibit on May 22- 25, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL.
Print Oasis offers attendees an opportunity to discover how to reduce costs and turnaround times, learn about new and existing technologies, hear from others in the industry during the seminars and panel discussions, network with peers and update their paper library at the conference’s paper show. Print Oasis 2005 features more than 60 exhibitors including printers, proofing companies, major technology firms and paper manufacturers.
Suzanne Morgan, president of Print Buyers Online.com, commented, “Print Oasis is the only independent conference focused on the needs and challenges of print buyers, specifiers and production professionals. This year’s conference will include three separate peer-to-peer information-sharing round table sessions giving high-volume print buyers the best opportunity to connect and learn from their peers. We're also lining up the best independent speakers and industry experts, guaranteeing high-quality advice and education.”
Print Oasis 2005 offers attendees the opportunity to learn new skills, technologies and practical business solutions at a conference that is dedicated to their needs. Session topics include:
• Peer-to-Peer Information Sharing Round-table Sessions
• Industry Executive Thought-Leaders Panel Session
• Top Agency Director Shares Specific Ways to Improve Workflow and Decrease Costs
• 20 Ways to Ensure Good PDFs
• 130 Money-Saving Tips
• Looking at the Big Picture - RFPs, Reverse Auctions/Online Bidding, Structuring Agreements and Contracts with Suppliers
• Buyer's Role in a Printer Partnership
• Trends in Print Buying
• Print Buyer Panel Discussions
• Direct Mail Budget Busters
• Today's Technologies All Start With You
• Remote Proofing
• Mailing Trends & Avoiding Pitfalls with Your Mailing Service Suppliers
• How to Buy Fulfillment Services More Effectively
The cost for the three-day conference, including all educational seminars, exhibits, paper show, opening gala, resource binder, luncheons and PBO Awards breakfast is $499 per person before Jan. 31, 2005. After Jan. 31, cost for the conference is $699. Tickets are also available for the opening gala and paper show individually. For more information about the conference or to register, please visit the main conference page at www.printbuyersonline.com/printoasisconf.asp or call Print Buyers Online.com at (703) 534-9305 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Printers, paper manufacturers and other suppliers interested in exhibiting at Print Oasis are encouraged to contact Print Buyers Online.com quickly for the best exhibit opportunities.
Suzanne Morgan, president of Print Buyers Online.com added that if participants register by January 31, 2005 they will be automatically entered into a free drawing for one of three $100 cash prizes, in addition to the early bird discount.
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