Orlando, Florida– July 25, 2005 -- The Printing Association of Florida today announced the details for their upcoming Printing Industry Summit panel discussion and Graphics of the Future Exhibition. Taking place July 29-30, 2005 at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, a Loews Hotel, Orlando, Florida, the Printing Association of Florida's Printing Industry Summit panel discussion will feature Jim Olsen, moderator and president of Imagination, Ink. and guest speaker Ronnie H. Davis, Ph.D., chief economist of the PIA/GATF. Together they'll lead a panel consisting of local and industry experts including Michael Anderson of Ellis Graphics, Jay Vickness of Printworks, Rob Hasson of Fidelity Printing, Tyler Koon of Lawton Printers, Bill Maguire of Bindery of Jacksonville, Mooki Talby of Creo and Miquel Foglia of Xerox Corporation. The panel will explore the current growth and future demand of value-add services as they apply to their individual markets including design, digital printing , variable-data, wide format, post press/finishing and mailing. The Printing Industry Summit will take place July 30, 2005 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Pacifica 7 Ballroom.
In addition to The Printing Industry Summit, the event will also host an exhibition titled Graphics of the Future. Beginning on Friday, July 29 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM as well as Saturday, July 30, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM (concurrent with Printing Industry Summit), Graphics of the Future will feature over 30 exhibitors who see the conference as a unique marketing and networking opportunity. These exhibitors include ABDick (a Presstek Company), Albors & Associates, Announcement Converters, Cyrious Software, Inc., EFI, Inc., ExactBind Corporation, Florida Ryobi Dealers, Graphic Communications World, Handy Ladies, Inc., Heidelberg USA, International Printing Aids, Inc., JetPlate Systems, KBA – USA, Inc., Komori America Corporation, Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging, U.S.A., Inc., Konik Equipment Technology & Supplies, Mac Papers, Inc., MAN Roland, Inc., MGI USA, Inc., Pace Systems Group, Inc., Palm Bay Trading, Inc., Printers ON Demand, Rapid Graphix, Inc., RDW Environmental, Inc., Shinohara USA East, Smart Papers LLC, Standard Press, Unisource, Inc., United Insurance Company Ltd., Van Dyne Crotty Facility Solutions, Vinyl Industrial Products, Inc., Xerox Corporation and Xplor International.
Both attendees and exhibitors will find that the mid-summer Print Management Conference strikes the right balance of education, networking and marketing opportunities for anyone involved in the graphic arts industry. For more information on the event, attendance, sponsorship, or to exhibit, please contact Anne Gaither, Director of Education, Programs and Events at (407) 240-8009, email at [email protected]
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