Southborough, MA - The annual Print Management Conference produced by PINE, New England's print and graphic communications management association, returns to Newport, Rhode Island this year. The three-day, northeast regional event, is scheduled for October 16-19 at the Newport Marriott.
According to PINE president Jim Tepper, this year's conference features a variety of industry professionals and partners who will provide valuable insights into the graphic communications industry where it's heading, and what it will take to be successful in the coming years. Speakers include Charlie Corr, vice president of corporate strategy for national online printer Mimeo Inc.; Bill Gibson, vice president of Trico Graphics and chairman of the board for Printing Industries of America; Nick Fiorenza, president of law firm Ferrara, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett & Reitz, P.C.; online marketing consultant John Foley, president of Grow Socially and CEO of interlinkONE; Elizabeth Gooding, president of business communications consultant Insight Forums ; and Peter Muir, president of sales and marketing consulting firm, Bizucate.
According to Tepper, the keynote speakers will address sales and marketing, online strategies, market direction, human resources, and legal issues that face the graphic communications industry today. Tepper added that the conference will also feature several roundtable events and networking opportunities enabling attendees to join the discussion, trade ideas and best practices, and meet both old and new friends.
"The printing and graphic communications industry is coming under great pressure from a variety of new sales channels and digital media," states Tepper. "We've developed a program for this year's conference that features some very knowledgeable and forward-thinking folks who will share their experiences about thinking outside the box and establishing new ways of doing business to meet these new challenges. This conference is a great place to gather with peers and associates to discuss where our industry is headed and share ideas about how to get there."
Tepper stressed that the conference will not be all work. "We've got some great social activities lined up as well," he added. "There's a golf tournament Sunday afternoon at the Green Valley Country Club, followed by dinner and the return of our popular and enjoyable Las Vegas Night activity. Each evening features a dinner reception and there's a variety of activities for spouses and companions, including brunch, a spa demo and free massage, and a tour of the Elms, one of Newport's famous mansions."