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Comparing the Value Proposition of Trade Shows to User Group Conferences

Two major industry events recently took place in Florida, about 10 days and some 200 miles apart: Graph Expo and thINK. Granted, it’s a bit unfair to compare commercial printing’s most important U.S. trade show to what’s rapidly become the world’s largest inkjet user conference. But they do illustrate an industry shift.

EDSF's 2016 'Give Back @ Graph' Scholarship Night

Brianna Ferguson, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Adrian Mitchell, University of Northern Iowa; and Melissa Trevino, University of Houston, share what receiving a Youth in Print scholarship means to them, why they chose their course of study, and what it was like on the show floor during the Give Back @ Graph EDSF Scholarship Night held during Graph Expo in Orlando, Fla.

The Week That Was
Scot Adkins, Former President of Rohrer Corp., Joins GLI as President, COO

Scot Adkins has joined Great Lakes Integrated (GLI) as the company's new president and COO. Adkins, a long-time veteran of the printing and packaging industry, comes to GLI from Rohrer Corp. in Wadsworth, Ohio, where he most recently served as president. "I have known Scot for many years through our involvement in various professional printing organizations, and he is ideally suited to lead GLI’s day-to-day operations going forward. We look forward to his contributions," comments James Schultz, chairman of the board and CEO of GLI.

IBS Direct Adds New Brand Name

IBS Direct will merge with Maestro Managed Print Solutions. The IBS Direct brand name will remain, with the Maestro brand renamed.

In Depth
RR Donnelley Split Is Sign of the Times

Well, it’s official. RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies; in theory, the parts are more valuable than the whole. Similar moves, partly driven by activist investors, occurred at Xerox and at HP.

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