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Dr. Joe Webb discusses the future of printing at upcoming events

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HARRISVILLE, RI -- March 2, 2004 -- Dr. Joe Webb, printing industry forecaster, futurist and commentator, will address the changes in and long-term outlook for the printing industry at several public events in Chicago, upstate New York, and Florida, as well as online. Dr. Webb's contrarian approach to industry analysis, as well as his ability to forecast changes in print industry demand and demographics, has established him as a recognized industry expert. His latest industry forecast and assessment will be part of a free webinar on March 31, sponsored by WhatTheyThink.com and EFI (Electronics for Imaging, Inc.). The events, including contact information, are as follows: Date: Friday, March 19, 2004 Time: 9:30 am CST Venue: NAGASA Forum 2004: A Tool Kit For Selling in a Changing Economy (March 18-20, 2004) Topic: "State of the Industry: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What Comes Next" Location: Radisson Hotel O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois Details: http://www.nagasa.org/forumiten.htm Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Time: 8:00 pm EST Venue: Dinner meeting, Printing and Imaging Association of New York State and the PIA of Albany Advisory Council (Dinner served at 6:00 pm) Topic: "The New Undeniable Trends Affecting the Printing Industry" Location: Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY Details: Contact Printing and Imaging Association of New York State, Inc., 636 North French Road, Suite 1, Amherst, NY 14228, Phone: (716) 691-3211, FAX (716) 691-4249, email: [email protected], website: www.printnys.org Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST Venue: Dr. Joe Webb/WhatTheyThink.Com Economic Outlook Phone Seminar/Webinar Topic: Economic overview and forecast, discussion of printing industry issues Signup: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinar.cfm Visit http://members.whattheythink.com/home/archivedjw.cfm to get a glimpse of previous webinar Date: Thursday, April 15, 2004 Time: 7:45 pm EST (approx) Venue: Graphic Communications Industry of Rhode Island dinner meeting Topic: "Repositioning Print in the New Media Mix: Six Strategies for Success" Location: Pawtucket Country Club, Pawtucket, RI (Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 7:00 pm). Details: Call Eric Robinson at 1-401-621-8523 Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 Time: 9:00 am, EST Venue: Print Oasis, Print Buyers Conference 2004 - sponsored by WhatTheyThink.com and MAN Roland Topic: "Is Print Worth Buying?" Location: Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Florida (April 18-21, 2004) Details: http://www.printbuyersonline.com/printoasisconf.asp About Dr. Webb Dr. Joseph W. Webb is an independent consultant and 25 year veteran of the graphic arts industries. He is a leading industry forecaster, speaker, and commentator, whose weekly column appears at http://www.WhatTheyThink.com. Dr. Webb is best known for his detailed knowledge of industry demographics, his often-contrary views of technology adoption, and his ability to help companies determine the best ways to market new products and breathe life into old ones. He Dr. Webb is a doctoral graduate of the New York University Center for Graphic Communications, and now serves on the Center's Board of Advisors.