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Sheetfed Pressroom Conference Focuses On Aligning Operations with Strategic Business Goals

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., FEBRUARY 7, 2005 – The 13th Annual NAPL & PIA/GATF Sheetfed Pressroom Conference, scheduled for June 12-14, 2005, at the Marriott O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, is a must-attend event for all sheetfed company professionals, from pressroom supervisors and staff to presidents and CEOs. Once again earning its well-deserved reputation for showing sheetfed printers how to leverage the latest technology and production management strategies, this year’s Conference also addresses how company leaders can apply technology to achieve their strategic business objectives. Top industry leaders and experts will share their insights on how sheetfed printers can maximize their pressroom performance through a comprehensive program of workshops, panels, and sessions focusing on the critical areas of: •Production •Business Management, Finance, Customer Relations •Human Resources •New Technology •Quality In an exciting keynote address, acclaimed author, consultant, and speaker Cam Marston will share strategies for improving multigenerational relations in the workplace. Differences among various generations in work ethic, style, and communication techniques can have a marked impact on how employees of different ages interrelate in a company. Marston will show attendees how to manage these differences to maximize workplace harmony—and productivity. New to the Conference this year is a CEO Roundtable, where company leaders will participate in a lively discussion with Harris DeWese of Compass Capital Partners, Ltd., on the importance of company valuations. The Conference’s array of targeted pre-conference and breakout sessions focus on key technological and strategic management issues ranging from “Printing to Color-Managed Files,” “Inks Behaving Badly,” “Controlling Your Sheetfed Press,” and “Operating Procedures for the Pressroom” to “ROI of JDF—Pressroom and Finishing,” “Justifying Your Training Efforts,” “The Eight Crucial Qualities of Leadership,” and “Integrating Offset and Digital.” Special events include a vendor-sponsored “Dine Around”; pre-conference educational sessions (extra fee required); and tours of area plants. The tours, which debuted at the 2003 Sheetfed Conference and quickly became a favorite of attendees, provide an opportunity to visit Chicago-area sheetfed printing facilities that have implemented innovative technologies or procedures. Conference fee is $595 for NAPL and PIA/GATF members, and $695 for non-members. Individuals registering before May 6, 2005, receive a $50 discount. Companies can maximize the benefits of the Conference by registering a number of employees from different areas to take advantage of multiple-registrant discounts. For more information or to register, call (800) 642-6275, Option 5, or go online to www.napl.org/events/.