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Newspapers 2005 To Touch On All Aspects Of Newspaper Business

Press release from the issuing company

Vienna, Va. – The Newspaper Association of America will combine its annual NEXPO technology conference and exhibition with its Marketing (with Classified) and CONNECTIONS conferences in one location this year for Newspapers ’05, a comprehensive newspaper industry mega-conference. The event will take place at the Dallas Convention Center, March 19-22. “Newspapers ‘05 will touch on virtually every aspect of the newspaper business,” said NAA President and CEO John F. Sturm. “As always, the NEXPO show floor will be the place to see some of the latest innovations in newspaper technology. Marketing and classified programming will examine what newspaper readers and advertisers look for from newspaper products and how newspapers can respond to these evolving needs. And cutting-edge online business strategies will be discussed at CONNECTIONS sessions.” Over 316 exhibitors will showcase their latest products throughout over 132,000 square feet of exhibit space including the NEXPO show floor and the Marketing and CONNECTIONS pavilion. The show floor will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19. A full list of exhibitors and more information can be found online at www.naa.org/newspapers05. In addition to the exhibits, NEXPO will feature conference programming in five areas of newspaper operations: packaging and distribution; pre-publishing; press and materials; environmental, health and safety; and information technology, plus digital media joint sessions with the CONNECTIONS new media conference. The Marketing (with Classified) sessions will examine topics such as branding, reaching niche audiences, customer loyalty and ad effectiveness.