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Critical Trends in Printing & Publishing Technology Breakfast Slated for Oct. 7

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Provides valuable insights from industry experts into a wide array of Graph Expo innovations. Paramus, N.J., Aug. 16, 2002 — Leading industry experts will discuss the most significant and exciting technological developments being demonstrated at Graph Expo ‘02 at The Critical Trends in Printing & Publishing Technology Breakfast, held during Graph Expo, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed at 8:00 a.m. by a comprehensive program. Sponsored by the Research and Engineering Council (R&E Council) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the breakfast will provide participants with a roadmap to the most exciting things to see at this significant trade event.  Breakfast Chairman Robert G. Whitton, Jr., industry consultant and a member of the R&E Council Steering Committee, will present a distinguished roster of guest speakers who will explore the full gamut of issues facing today’s printing and publishing industries. (See the following page for a list of speakers and the topics they address.)  To help strengthen the industry and encourage young people to join its ranks, the  R&E Council and NAPL will contribute 50% of the profits from the breakfast to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation’s Campaign for the 21st Century. The PGSF manages the R&E Council/Frederick M. Rogers Endowed Scholarship Fund. Companies interested in contributing $1,000 for a Sponsor’s Table at the breakfast may contact the R&E Council at (804) 436-9922. Following is the program for the Critical Trends in Printing & Publishing Technology Breakfast: * Prepublishing and Workflow Trends—Mark Evans, director of Technical Applications, priNexus, Inc. * Digital Color Proofing—Nicholas J. Patrissi, director, Market Relations & Print Media, Creo Americas. * Digital Smart Factory—Charles R. Gehman, industry consultant. * Plate and Digital Platemaking Technologies, Steve Musselman, Senior Worldwide Business Development manager, AGFA Corporation. * Digital Presses and Imaging—Dennis E. Mason, president, Mason Consulting, Inc. * Sheetfed Press and Auxiliaries—C. Clint Bolte, president, C. Clint Bolte & Associates. * Web Presses and Auxiliaries—Robert Erbstein, principal, Graphic Transitions, LLC. * Bindery Integration/Automation—John E. Prim, president, Prim Hall Enterprises, Inc. * Converting Trends and Issues—Christopher Raney, vice president, Folding Carton Products, Bobst Group, Inc. * “Must See ‘Ems”—William C. Lamparter, president, PrintCom Consulting Group. To register for the Critical Trends in Printing & Publishing Technology Breakfast, contact the R&E Council, (804) 436-9922, or visit www.recouncil.org or www.napl.org. About NAPL: Chartered in 1933, the National Association for Printing Leadership is a not-for-profit trade association representing the $88 billion commercial printing industry. NAPL’s mission is “To enable the printing community to profit from change” through a full range of management and educational services to its membership, including conferences, seminars, publications, books, consulting, and economic data and analysis. About the R&E Council: The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry is dedicated to the education of printing industry personnel in the latest technologies and productivity improvement methods. The Council conducts seminars, including three annual seminars—Pressroom, Bindery, and Digital Smart Factory; technology breakfasts at industry trade shows; and an annual meeting highlighting critical trends in the graphic arts.