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NAPL's Top Management Conference 2007 Review

Press release from the issuing company

SANTA BARBARA, CA, MARCH 21, 2007 – “Attending TMC has been a professional goal of mine for about five years, and I have to tell you, I wasn’t disappointed at all. The topics were right on, addressing the key issues facing owners and executives in managing and growing their organizations. Another thing that struck me is the relaxed [atmosphere] and the open exchange of ideas shared among the group to help everyone improve. “Most of the time you come away with just one idea from a seminar—you take it back to your organization and you feel fortunate. I can tell you I’ve identified multiple ideas here, from organizational culture to financial measurements. I think it’s going to take time to go back and sort through them all and develop a good implementation strategy. Overall, I know I’ll plan to attend next year and bring other managers from the organization.” Those comments from Robert Castillo, vice president, Operations, of Hess Print Solutions, Kent, Ohio, a first-time attendee of NAPL’s Top Management Conference (Santa Barbara, CA, March 7-11, 2007), reflected the view of many attendees of this year’s Conference, who came in record numbers to make this year’s event the most successful ever. Attendees participated in a comprehensive program, addressing key strategic management issues ranging from organization development to the impact of postal regulations on graphic communications companies and from effective marketing strategies to company valuations. Attendees also took full advantage of the multiple networking opportunities offered by the Conference to compare notes with their peers or with leading industry suppliers. During the Conference, NAPL also presented its 2006 Management Plus and the inaugural NAPL eKG™ Customer Focus Awards. “Once again this year, NAPL’s Top Management Conference provided graphic communications company leaders the opportunity to take some valuable ‘time out’ to do some very important strategic thinking about the direction of their business,” said Joan B. Davidson, NAPL chairman and group president of Sheridan Publication Services, Hunt Valley, MD. “No other venue in our industry comes close to TMC in supporting that level of strategic thinking, which is so vital in today’s business environment.” TMC 2007 was “outstanding,” said Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL president and chief executive officer. “We had a great group of people, some great programs, and events. We knew that coming in here. What we didn’t know was how much sharing and networking would take place. It happens every year but this year I think we set a new standard.” NAPL’s annual Top Management Conference is widely regarded as the premier industry forum for strategic management information and peer networking. Top Management Conference 2008 will take place March 9-12 at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando, FL.