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Print Consultant Margie Dana Speaks to UK Buyers at Landmark Event

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(Boston, MA -- Print consultant and author Margie Dana, who specializes in shining a light on the printing industry, was a featured speaker at the recent Print Forum for Print Buyers in Gloucestershire, England. According to Alex Pye, Event Manager for the 3-day forum, Dana’s workshop, entitled “Yanks Who Buy Printing – and the Top Trends that Influence Them,” earned very high ratings in both content and presentation. The event, held at Puckrup Hall in Tewksbury, UK, was sponsored by PrintBuyer, a magazine for professionals who purchase printing. It is the first event of its kind to be sponsored by the magazine, which is a Haymarket publication. Dana is a columnist for PrintBuyer, a sister publication of PrintWeek, and was invited to give a workshop by Lauretta Roberts, Editor of both magazines, who was also in charge of the forum. Approximately 50 buyers who purchase more than £1 million in print materials annually were invited as guests to the forum, where they attended a series of informational workshops and had exclusive meetings with the nearly 20 sponsoring graphic arts firms. Dana’s workshop focused on critical trends influencing today’s corporate print buyers in the US. “Key points included industry consolidation, the vast amount of choices available to print buyers today, and the growing attraction to digital printing,” said Dana. “At the heart of it all, print buyers in the UK have much in common with their US counterparts. Both groups of professionals can learn a lot from one another.” She returns to the UK in October, where she’ll be the featured presenter at PrintYorkshire’s Showcase 2005 in Leeds. Dana is a former corporate print buyer turned consultant. Author of the Print Tip of the Week email column, which is distributed world-wide, she launched her second business, Boston Print Buyers (BPB), in 2004. BPB is an association that provides networking and educational opportunities for professionals who work with the printing industry.