Dr. Joe Webb Economic Webinar Announced, Sponsored by EFI
Press release from the issuing company
June 7, 2004 -- Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. Sponsored by EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), it will be held June 23rd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT.
No-charge registration is available at this special Internet page:
The one hour event will provide graphic arts, printing and publishing executives with an overview of what to expect relative to market conditions for the balance of 2004 and a preliminary forecast for 2005.
Hundreds of printing executives regularly attend these quarterly events and access the archived material for later review. Once again, Dr. Webb will dissect economic data from his often contrarian perspective, examine opportunities, and provide a clear understanding by which to navigate.
Topics will Include:
• Current economic conditions and trends
• How these conditions and trends will impact printing industry firms and their suppliers
• What is happening with print buyers and publishing market segments
• The current capital equipment environment and economic conditions will affect it
• A new look at print’s SWOT outlook (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) in light of recent developments in new media
• The print business owner's “to do” list (imperative things that must be done in the new print economy),
• What the recent drupa trade show may foretell for GraphExpo, including a discussion about the role of trade shows in the B2B media mix
“The economy has been steadily improving, but unfortunately, print shipments are continuing to decline. In this webinar, we will not only apprise industry executives fully about these conditions, but we will also offer concrete suggestions about how to survive in the new print economy,” stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. “We are honored by EFI’s decision to support this webinar once again, allowing us to present this event free to our readers and the industry at large.”
Dr. Joe Webb is a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He contributes a weekly column at WhatTheyThink.com for Premium Access Members entitled “Fridays with Dr. Joe Webb.” The column offers timely analysis of recent economic data as well as management advice for senior printing and publishing executives.
Participants will be able to view Dr. Joe Webb’s presentation using a standard Internet browser while listening on the phone. To register for this event visit:
EFI is the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing. EFI's award-winning technologies offer document management tools from creation to print, including high fidelity color and black and white Fiery® print servers that can output up to 2000 pages per minute; powerful production workflow and print management information software solutions for increased performance and cost efficiency; and an array of business-critical enterprise and mobile printing solutions. EFI stock trades on the NASDAQ under symbol EFII.
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