CHESTNUT HILL, MASS -- Print Buyers International (PBI), producer of the 4th Annual Print Buyers Conference next fall in Westford, MA, has announced today that there will be four keynote presentations at the Conference, which runs from November 3rd through the 5th at the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center.
The theme of this year's Conference will be "Relevance through Reinvention," and the four keynote presentations reflect this timely focus.
On Wednesday, November 4, PBI Founder Margie Dana will deliver the breakfast keynote address, entitled, "Secrets to Staying Relevant as a Print Production Professional." Reflecting on her experiences speaking to print buyers and printers across the country during this past year, combined with significant changes in communications media, Dana will kick off this year's Conference with suggestions on specific actions that print buyers and printers can take as they work to safeguard and develop their careers.
The Luncheon Keynote that day will be delivered by Gary Jones, PIA's Director of Environmental, Health & Safety Affairs. His presentation, "The Characteristics of a Sustainable ("Green") Printer," will offer a practical and comprehensive guide for determining whether one's printing partner is truly a "green" printing company. "I've heard Gary present several times, noted PBI's Dana, "and I've long wanted to bring him to our Conference. When I think of a "green" expert and effective educator in this industry, I think of Gary Jones."
The Breakfast keynote on day two of the Conference, November 5th, will be delivered by popular industry speaker Peter Muir, president of Bizucate. Keeping to the show's theme of "Relevance through Reinvention," Muir's presentation is entitled, "Professional Social Networking: How to Leverage Facebook & Other Social Networking Tools."
"Peter presented for us last year," said Dana, "and audience feedback was terrific. He has the content, more energy than a gym filled with grade school kids, and an enthusiastic style that's perfect for a breakfast session. As an RIT alum and well-known industry presenter, Peter 'gets' the challenges we face in our industry today. I hand-picked him for this breakfast keynote to wake-up and shake-up the crowd."
Dinner Keynote to Focus on "The Recession Solution"
There will be a dinner keynote address on November 4th. Following a cocktail party in the Conference Hall, where exhibiting sponsors are set up, everyone will convene for dinner to hear keynote speaker Dr. Paul Powers, Ph.D. Dr. Powers' keynote address is entitled, "The Recession Solution: Why This Market Is Your Career's Best Friend."
A management psychologist, Dr. Powers has devoted more than 25 years to helping others achieve career success and satisfaction. He's coached thousands of people in hundreds of companies - from CEOs, to entry-level employees, to recent military veterans, and he has helped them find and succeed in jobs they love.
Dr. Powers travels extensively, sharing his wisdom, his humor and his deepest belief that each of us has a gift to be discovered, developed and shared. His work has been widely noted in such media as The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times, National Business Employment Weekly, and New England Business Magazine, plus hundreds of newspapers and radio stations nationwide. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, WNBC, NPR, and numerous other media outlets. He co-hosted 'CareerTalk', a call-in show, on a major Boston radio station.
"Over dinner, Dr. Powers will offer us wisdom about finding opportunities in our careers," said Dana. "This year, we're focusing on what's possible, with eyes looking ahead of us - not behind."
Strong Conference Program
Many more Conference sessions are planned for the 4th Annual Print Buyers Conference. Two separate Boot Camps are also being offered on November 3rd; registration is separate.
This Conference is open to everyone. Registration begins this summer. For updates and additional information, including how to reserve hotel rooms at the Westford Regency for just $115 plus tax per night, visit www.printbuyersconference.com.
Sponsor Space Available
Space for just 30 sponsors will be available this year, and five spots are already gone: Xerox, Sappi, Ripon Printers, Brown Printing, and American Printing have booked their space. Only 25 spots remain. For details on exhibiting, including a full Exhibitor Prospectus, visit www.printbuyersconference.com/exhibitors/index.html.
Please contact Barbara Graham, Executive Administrator and Conference Manager, at [email protected]
or at 978-490-0100.
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