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Leadership Conference Update: State of the Industry and Creating Opportunity

The State of the Industry and the economic future of the printing industry is a crucial topic to delve into, as it affects members, suppliers, customers, and the overall printing landscape. Andrew Paparozzi does an excellent job of analyzing trends that define the industry. His articles feature various business conditions and insight from company owners for real-life conditions facing the industry. We are looking forward to hearing his presentation in person and learning about the trends and conditions to watch for in the coming year, and how to take what’s ahead and create opportunities.

Monday, September 16th, 9:30 – 10:45 am: The State of the Printing Industry

Andrew’s first session will investigate the commercial printing industry’s performance and prospects. Topics presented will include print’s business climate, expectations for sales and profitability, industry convergence (printers expanding beyond their core segments), diversification beyond print, and how printers are approaching three trends that are redefining communication: personalization, integration, and interactive/mobile.

Monday, September 16th, 3:15 – 4:30 pm: Creating Opportunity

Andrew’s second session will cover how printing company leaders can make what’s happening and what’s ahead an opportunity rather than a threat. Actions discussed will include amplifying the voice of the customer; deciding what is and isn’t an opportunity given a company’s resources, capabilities, and circumstances; defining competitive advantage; and building employer brand.

For a preview of his presentation, here's an article he wrote for Printing Impressions about business conditions leading to success in 2019.

LC 2019

Conference: September 15-16, Quest Business Center, Columbus (Polaris)

Casino Night: Sunday, September 15th, 6:15 pm

Grand Ceremony: Monday, September 16th, 6:00 pm

Golf Tournament: September 17th, NorthStar Golf Club, Sunbury

We strive to keep our conference relevant to the industry and directly impactful to Association members. Based on feedback we have received, this year we are bringing presenters and topics that will provide members with insight on the Industrial Internet of Things, the state of the industry, a Millennial perspective, design WOW, legislative updates and more. Featured speakers will include Andrew Paparozzi with SGIA, Trish Witkowski from Foldfactory, and returning after great feedback for a second year, Deborah Corn with Print Media Centr. Plan now to join us at the conference and take advantage of these completely business-related, networking (and fun) events! 

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 December 2019 

Southern Region Bierstube

January 21, 2020

Southern Region Banquet

January 23, 2020

Central Region Banquet

January 30, 2020

Northern Region Print Week Celebration

February 6, 2020

Michigan Region Joint Council Meeting and Print Week Celebration

February 11, 2020

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