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NAPL Chief Economist Andrew D. Paparozzi to Keynote Print Oasis 2006 Print Buyers Conference

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ARLINGTON, Va. (January 17, 2006) — Print Buyers Online.com, a free, educational e-community for print buyers, print communications professionals and their suppliers in partnership with Print Communications Professionals International (PCPI), the premier association dedicated to print buyers, will feature keynote speaker Andrew D. Paparozzi at their annual Print Oasis Print Buyers Conference & Exhibit on April 2-5, 2006 at The Venetian Resort, Hotel, Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Suzanne Morgan, president and founder of Print Buyers Online.com and PCPI, commented, “Andrew Paparozzi is the Vice President and Chief Economist for NAPL (National Association of Printing Leadership), a not-for-profit trade association with over 1,000 members in the commercial printing industry. His keynote address will divulge what print buyers need to know about where the industry is and where it’s going. He will cover business principles that are easily understood and can be applied by attendees to this year’s Print Oasis conference.” Among the topics Mr. Paparozzi will cover: The effects of the Internet and alternative media. Which print markets are being affected most. And how, if at all, printers are responding. Printing industry consolidation. The numbers, the trends, and what they really mean. How successful printers get closer to clients, learn their businesses, and help them achieve their communication goals. What keeps your printer up at night. Biggest concerns, the growing competitiveness and complexity of the printing business, and the challenge of ensuring the changes redefining print are opportunities and not threats—because they can be either. Ms. Morgan added that in addition to Mr. Paparozzi, Print Oasis 2006 has selected the industry’s top independent speakers and experts, guaranteeing high-quality advice and education. A sampling of seminar topics includes: Trends in Print Buying How to Save Money on Paper Costs Special Workshop: Writing RFPs, RFIs and contracts Managing the Buying Experience Proofing for the Advanced Buyer: An update on the opportunities with online, remote and contract proofing Database Basics and Metrics You Need to Know to Produce Personalized Marketing Campaigns Peer-to-Peer Information Sharing Sessions Print Buyer Panel Sessions RGB vs. CMYK Workflow: How print creatives and buyers are benefiting from moving to a RGB workflow with their printers Tricks of the Trade: A former NYC print broker shares secrets of print buying What You Need to Know About the Commercial Printing Industry The 10 Most Common Problems with Print Files (and How To Avoid Them) Paper Basics NOTE: All sessions support a peaceable and profitable relationship between buying companies and their suppliers. Print Oasis 2006 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 2006 features more than 60 exhibitors including printers, proofing companies, major technology firms and paper manufacturers. The cost for the three-day conference, including all educational seminars, exhibits, paper show, opening gala/hat party, resource binder, luncheon and continental breakfasts is $699 per person early bird rate before Jan. 31, 2006. After Jan. 31, cost for the conference is $799. Tickets are also available for the exhibits and paper show individually. For more information about the conference or to register, please visit the main conference page at www.printoasis.com or call Print Buyers Online.com at (703) 534-9307 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Printers, paper manufacturers and other suppliers interested in exhibiting at Print Oasis are encouraged to contact Print Buyers Online.com quickly for the best exhibit opportunities.