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PrintBuyersOnline.Com Announces Keynote Speaker At Print Oasis 2005 Conference

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ARLINGTON, Va. (February 15, 2005) — Print Buyers Online.com, a free, educational e-community for print buyers, production professionals and their suppliers, will feature keynote speaker Peter Legge at its annual Print Oasis Print Buyers Conference & Exhibit on May 22- 25, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL. Suzanne Morgan, president of Print Buyers Online.com, commented, “Peter Legge is president and publisher of Western Canada’s largest independent magazine publishing company which publishes 33 magazines and has never lost money in over 30 years of operation. Mr. Legge will be able to share the secrets of his company’s success and his keynote will focus on a number of universal life and business principles that are easily understood and can be applied by attendees to this year’s Print Oasis conference.” Suzanne Morgan added that Legge’s keynote address should not be missed, “Mr. Legge is extremely dynamic and motivational. He also offers practical insights on how to lead our personal and professional lives more effectively.” Ms. Morgan went on to say that Print Oasis 2005 is the only independent conference focused on the needs and challenges of print buyers, specifiers and production professionals. Print Oasis 2005 will include three separate peer-to-peer information-sharing round table sessions giving attendees the best opportunity to connect and learn from peers. Ms. Morgan added that in addition to Mr. Legge, Print Oasis 2005 has selected the industry’s top independent speakers and experts, guaranteeing high-quality advice and education. 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 PDF’s •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 •Mailing Trends & Avoiding Pitfalls with Your Mailing Service Suppliers •How to Buy Fulfillment Services More Effectively Mr. Legge is president and CEO of Canada Wide Magazines & Communications, Ltd., the largest, independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada. His presentation is based on his everyday experiences as a community leader, husband, father and CEO. Mr. Legge is the author of seven books, voted “Golden Gavel Award Winner” by Toastmasters International, “Top Speaker in North America” by the National Speakers Association and Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, as well as inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only society comprising 20 of North America’s top professional speakers. 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. Cost for the three-day conference, including the full conference with all sessions, exhibits, opening gala, resource binder, luncheons and the PBO Awards breakfast, is $499 per person before March 15, 2005. After March 15, 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. In addition to hosting the annual Print Oasis Conference, Print Buyers Online.com also offers free tools and resources to print buyers and others working in the industry, including expert advice, articles, tips and answers to member questions as well as the latest news and updates from around the industry.