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NAPL Top Management Conference and NAQP Annual Conference Combine in Orlando in March

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PARAMUS, N.J., DECEMBER 20, 2005 – Printing and graphic communications company owners, executives, and managers have a prime opportunity to partake in the programs of the NAPL Top Management Conference (March 1-5, 2006) and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) Annual Conference (March 2-5, 2006) as these leading industry events run concurrently for the first time at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla. Programs of both Conferences—long-regarded as must-attend events by savvy company leaders—include a number of sessions targeted for joint participation by attendees of both events. (NAPL and NAQP members receive preferred pricing.) “You can measure success by a company’s determination to make the necessary changes reflecting customer needs, emerging services, and new technologies,” noted NAPL Chairman Joan Davidson, president and chief operating officer of The Sheridan Press, Hanover, Pa. “This combined conference will feature the best ways to manage change, helping attendees adapt their business to fit whatever lies ahead.” “Whether you are struggling with new ideas or just looking for ways to implement change in your business, these conferences will serve your needs,” said NAQP Chairman Keith Kemp, president of Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando, Fla. NAPL’s Top Management Conference has a well-earned reputation as the forum for management information, actionable business strategies, and valuable opportunities for company leaders to network with their peers. Highlights of the TMC 2006 program include: Keynote address by Jason Jennings, author of Think Big, Act Small: How America’s Best Performing Companies Keep the Start-Up Spirit Alive, who provides a roadmap for developing a highly productive company culture. Keynote address by Jack Sims, author of Growing Small Businesses into Big Brands: Brand to the Bone, who shares a process for developing a truly customer-focused organization (also open to NAQP Annual Conference attendees). A presentation on findings from NAPL’s landmark State of the Industry Report by NAPL vice president and chief economist Andrew Paparozzi. Sessions on such critical strategic management issues as growth through acquisition, effective change management, and successful approaches to service diversification. Issue-based luncheons where participants will brainstorm on specific topics of concern to the industry and share their insights with attendees. The NAQP Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association for nearly 30 years, offers a wide variety of educational seminars and workshops for quick and small commercial printing company owners and managers in a comprehensive program that includes sessions with: Former quick printer, now author and consultant Michael Kind on re-energizing your printing business. NAQP Technology Director Steve Mills on workflow automation. Business coach David Handler, who will wrap up the event by helping attendees construct a proven plan to convert the news ideas they’ve gained at the event into action steps to improve their businesses. A presentation by NAPL’s Paparozzi on business and economic trends of particular concern to the quick and small commercial printer. Also held during the Conferences will be the presentation of the annual NAPL Management Plus awards and the NAQP Industry Awards. In a special offer, participants registering by Jan. 13, 2006, will receive a complimentary pass to their choice of one of the following Orlando theme parks (one per company): Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studios, Universal Studios. For more information or to register for the NAPL Top Management Conference or the NAQP Annual Conference, call 1-800-642-6275, Option 4.

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