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Hone your print buying skills at new PBI Boot Camps

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CHESTNUT HILL, MASS – August 25, 2009 – If you’ve already mastered the basics of print buying or selling, here’s a way to fast-track your career to a higher level. Sign up now for one of two new Boot Camps from the leading provider of education and training for people who work with print: Print Buyers International (PBI).

PBI will launch its 4th Annual Print Buyers Conference with a full-day Advanced Print Buyer Boot Camp!™, a half-day Boot Camp for Print Reps!™, and the coveted Advanced Print Media Professional (APMP) certification. The programs and exam will be held at the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA.

Full-Day Advanced Print Buyer Boot Camp!™ & APMP Certification

Polish your professional prowess at this one-day educational workshop led by the four-star team of Frank Romano and Joseph Suffoletto. These “top brass” educators will share their knowledge of trend-setting innovations in Digital Printing, Paper, Color Management, Marketing, Workflow, and Proofing. Designed for experienced print buyers and people familiar with the basics of purchasing print, Advanced Print Buyer Boot Camp!™ will help you work smarter, faster, and more productively in today’s fast-paced world.

After completing the Boot Camp curriculum, earn Advanced Print Media Professional Certification (APMP) from PBI. This valuable credential provides objective, independent verification of your in-depth knowledge of printing processes and practices. APMP certification is also a great way to confirm your expertise as a print buying professional with knowledge of the latest industry advances. 

Advanced Print Buyer Boot Camp!™  will be held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. The open book APMP certification will follow from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Boot Camp registration is just $199 for Boston Print Buyer (BPB) members, $299 for non-members. Add APMP certification for an additional $300 for BPB members; $350 for non-members. To register or to learn more about Advanced Print Buyer Boot Camp!™, go to http://www.printbuyersconference.com.

What’s on your print buyers’ minds? Find out at Boot Camp for Print Reps!™

Print and paper pros, discover what your customers really need and want from print buying’s most knowledgeable experts: PBI founder Margie Dana and RIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano. This 3-hour workshop for print and paper company reps, executives, even CEOs will reveal never-before-shared information about the challenges facing print buyers today. Based on Dana and Romano’s personal research into the changing print buying market, this unique program will shed light on what’s happening with print buyers today and help you formulate new ways to serve them. 

Boot Camp for Print Reps debuted last winter in Boston, when 40 print CEOs and sales and service reps attended. "The motivation I gained because of attending Margie's Boot Camp for Print Reps was invaluable," said attendee Brian Solov of Microprint. "Most importantly, because of the insight I gained into the minds of today's print buyers, I re-evaluated my value proposition and took action to become more than "Great Service, Excellent Quality and Fast Turn-Around" - that's just not enough anymore... Margie's Boot Camp is a don't-miss event."

At this Boot Camp, learn how to network and communicate with print buying customers; what they value most in their relationships with printers; and why price is often not “the issue." Discover what's hot in the digital print market, how to distinguish your company from the competition, and how to serve your customers more effectively. Boot Camp for Print Reps will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on November 3rd. It is affordably priced at just $299, and offers people who serve print buyers a can’t-miss opportunity for growth. Go to www.printbuyersconference.com to register and learn more.

4th Annual Print Buyers Conference Focuses on Career Success

Based on the theme of “Relevance through Reinvention,” the 4th Annual Print Buyers Conference provides the education and information print buyers need to stay current in their roles. Featuring four renowned keynote presenters, including PBI President Margie Dana, PIA environmental expert Gary A. Jones, educator/entrepreneur and Bizucate President Peter Muir, and career expert and management psychologist Dr. Paul Powers, the Conference will prepare print buyers for continued success. Save $125 on your Conference registration with our Early Bird Discount through September 15th, 2009. Go to http://www.printbuyersconference.com/registration09.html to register now. 

Sponsor Space Available

If you’re a printer or provide services for people who buy print, join industry leaders Xerox, American Printing, Battlefield Graphics, Brown Printing, The Messenger Press,  MicroPrint, NeoPrint, Inc., Sappi Fine Paper, Solo Printing, Inc., and Ripon Printers by becoming a 4th Annual Print Buyers Conference exhibitor. Just 30 spots are available and 10 are already reserved. For details on exhibiting, including a full Exhibitor Prospectus, visit www.printbuyersconference.com/exhibitors/index.html.

Group Discounts

Sign up 3 or more people from the same firm at the same time and receive PBI's generous Group Discount. For information, please contact Barbara Graham, 978-490-0100, b[email protected].