Reston, VA – Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announced today that the recently released 2004 VUE/POINT Conference topic list is the most comprehensive in the 14-year history of the conference, encompassing every facet of the varied print communications industry.
“VUE/POINT has been around for 14 years, and in that time the conference has grown and matured into a very strong event where graphic communications professionals of all types can learn from their peers and colleagues about meeting challenges they face on a daily basis. At this conference, like no other, attendees will take home the benefits of the conference’s strength, which is to help attendees collaboratively find solutions within the graphic communications community. This year’s program is a particularly strong one for a variety of market sectors, and we feel that we ought to make the program accessible to an even broader range of professionals throughout the industry,” said Regis J. Delmontagne, president of GASC. The conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest Washington, DC, March 29 - 31, 2004.
The Conference, which offers open forum panel discussions rather than structured seminar programs to deliver information to attendees, offers the chance to investigate the topics being discussed in an informal, no-pressure environment. It also allows participants to seek answers from those who have actually met the challenges being discussed in great detail. This year, the conference will focus more on the opportunity the high level of interaction represents for attendees to gain practical, usable information from their peers and other professionals in the industry.
Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and gather information from sponsoring vendors through a series of manufacturer-hosted breakfast and evening functions. Manufacturers’ reps are readily available and easily accessible to attendees with questions or to offer ideas. To provide even greater access to manufacturer’s information, this year for the first time, the Conference will feature tabletop displays by each of the conference’s sponsors.
“The expanded topic range is a terrific value for both first-time attendees to the event, and for those who have been before. We’ve offering more access to manufacturers through the tabletops, and have made the sessions even more far reaching and relevant to a wider range of attendees,” noted Mike Vinocur, manager of the event.
The open forum format and high quality of content at the 2004 conference will remain as it has been in the past. Attendees to this event take away a significant amount of practical information they can put to use immediately to help expand their capabilities, build their business, run jobs more efficiently and make them more profitable. Topics this year include discussions of the latest approaches to workflow, updates on advances in computer integrated manufacturing for print, proofing technologies and how to select the right one for you, how to add mailing and fulfillment services, the latest plate technologies, high-end screening techniques, variable data digital printing, and managing your business after the recession.
Interested potential attendees can obtain complete information about VUE/POINT and register online by visiting www.vue-point.com. The site also offers information about other GASC events, including PRINT, GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, the GUTENBERG FESTIVAL, and GRAPHIC ARTS THE CHARLOTTE SHOW.
GASC is owned by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES), and the Printing Industries of America (PIA). GASC is located at 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4367, USA, telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail: [email protected]