PARAMUS, N.J., JULY 22, 2005 – Printers will learn how to maximize profitability by controlling costs, boosting productivity, and using technology to act on the lucrative business opportunities presented by a range of specialty markets at the 31st Annual Productivity in the Pressroom Seminar: Profiting From Specialized Markets. Sponsored by the Research & Engineering Council of NAPL, the Seminar is slated for Nov. 1-3, 2005, at the Marriott O’Hare Hotel in Chicago.
"Gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage is more challenging than ever in today’s business environment. The Productivity in the Pressroom Seminar will give attendees the concrete information they need to chart a profitable course for their organizations now and into the future," said Laura Gale, vice president, Content Management and Publications, United Stationers, and immediate past president of the R&E Council of NAPL, who will co-chair the event with John Sweeney, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Integrated Color Solutions, and R&E Council of NAPL vice president, Printing.
"The insights attendees gain from the industry’s leading experts and the opportunities to network and discuss ideas in a dynamic learning environment will provide an invaluable opportunity to turn today’s business challenges into successes," said Sweeney.
The Seminar’s comprehensive program provides an essential learning experience for anyone involved in pressroom operations and/or responsible for the implementation of new technology, including pressroom managers, quality control managers, product managers, or company owners/presidents. Among the many highlights of this year’s Seminar are:
•Keynote addresses by Joe Davis, chairman and CEO, Consolidated Graphics, who will share his insights on "The Challenges Ahead," and by Yves Rogivue, CEO, MAN Roland, who will discuss how printers can profit from current "Trends in Specialized Markets."
•A panel on "Winning Solutions for Specialized Markets," chaired by Bob Whitton, consultant with the Arellton Group, which will explore how to leverage the latest technologies being applied to specialty markets.
•In-depth individual sessions on a range of specialty markets, including hybrid printing; RFID, hosted by Clint Bolte of C. Clint Bolte & Associates; variable data printing, with Howard Fenton, NAPL senior digital technologies consultant; and security printing, led by Kevin Harrell, Sales, National Accounts, for Creo.
•A panel on "How to Print a Color Managed File," chaired by Larry Warter, director, New Business Development, Enovation Graphics, a Fujifilm Company, and featured case studies from Jim Sewell, vice president of IT & Prepress, L.P. Thebault Company, and Michael Graff, vice president of Sales, Sandy Alexander, Inc.
•A special panel on "Globalization Trends: China Gets Serious About Print," chaired by Lynn Poretta, Product Quality Assurance Manager, Hallmark Cards, Inc., that will discuss China’s deepening inroads into the global—and domestic—printing marketplace.
•An informative session on "Managing Paper for Minimum Cost and Maximum Productivity," led by Ray Hartman, group executive vice president, Manufacturing & Technology, R.R. Donnelley.
Other highlights include the popular Technology Vendor Panels, that will provide an opportunity for printers to hear about the hot new technologies available and have their questions answered by leading suppliers.
To register for this much-anticipated and informative seminar, call (800) 642-6275, Option 4, email [email protected]
, or visit www.napl.org/events/. For additional information, contact Ronald L. Mihills, R&E Council of NAPL managing director, at (800) 642-6275, ext. 1397, or Susan Reif, NAPL senior director, Professional Development, at (800) 642-6275, ext. 1350.