High Registration Levels Point To Record Attendance For NAPL 2007 Top Management Conference In March
Press release from the issuing company
PARAMUS, N.J., JANUARY 30, 2007 – Graphic communications company leaders and their management teams are registering in record numbers for NAPL’s upcoming 2007 Top Management Conference (TMC), promising to make this year’s event one of the most successful ever. To be held March 7-11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., TMC 2007 once again adds to its reputation as the forum for strategic management information, actionable business strategies, and valuable opportunities for peer networking with a content-rich program featuring the kind of world-class speakers attendees have come to expect from the landmark NAPL event.
“TMC is the industry’s best venue for company leaders to sharpen their management skills and spend some valuable networking time with their peers. Now, with attendance at record numbers, this year’s event promises to deliver maximum excitement and value,” said Joseph P. Truncale, president and chief executive officer of NAPL (www.napl.org), the trade association for excellence in graphic communications.
Among the conference highlights are:
- Informative keynote presentations. Bradford Smart, Ph.D., president of Smart & Associates, and bestselling author of Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, will treat TMC attendees to strategies they can use to make sure they have the top-performing employees they need to advance their own organizations. For an informative audio podcast featuring Dr. Smart, visit www.napl.org. Dr. Ramnath A. Lakshmi-Ratan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Direct Marketing Association (DMA), will share best-practice strategies to help graphic communications companies develop effective and results-oriented marketing departments within their organizations.
- Key findings from NAPL’s landmark 2007 State of the Industry Report by NAPL vice president and chief economist Andrew Paparozzi.
- Special Breakout Sessions, including one in which members of NAPL’s Management Plus Society will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with TMC keynote Brad Smart about their specific organizational development issues.
- Informative Sessions on such critical strategic management issues as “Leadership and Organizational Culture,” with NAPL President and CEO Joseph P. Truncale; “Pricing Your Fulfillment Services,” with Tom Quinn of the Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association (MFSA); “Digital & Variable—Putting the Pieces Together,” with Howard Fenton, NAPL senior consultant; “Make Your Mailings Letter-Perfect,” with mailing services expert Mary Ann Bennett; “Strategic Assessments: A Roadmap of How and What to Measure,” with NAPL COO Tim Fischer; “Year-Round Recruiting Practices,” with David Harding of the Harding Poorman Group; and “Improve Productivity Without Spending (Too Much) Money, with Ray Prince, NAPL vice president and senior consultant.
- A General Session on Best Practices, in which NAPL’s Truncale leads a panel of executives from award-winning companies who discuss what best practices are and how they affect staff, clients, vendors, and the bottom line.
Also held during the Conferences will be the presentations of the annual NAPL Management Plus awards, sponsored by MAN Roland, American Printer magazine, and Compass Capital Partners, Ltd., and the inaugural NAPL eKG™ Customer Focus Awards, sponsored by Komori.
For more information or to register for the NAPL Top Management Conference or the NAQP Annual Conference, visit www.napl.org/events or call 1-800-642-6275, Option 4.
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