BIA Mid-Management Conference to Feature Plant Tours

PITTSBURGH—December 16, 2009—The Binding Industries Association’s Mid-Management Conference, being held May 17-19, 2010 in Baltimore, MD, will feature dynamic speakers and, for the first time in many years, plant tours.

The annual meeting brings together mid-managers from trade binderies, graphic finishing, information packaging, custom loose-leaf manufacturing, as well as industry suppliers.

Speakers of interest include Ken Lerman, who will educate businesses on taking the next steps towards improving performance levels, sustaining growth, and increasing profits; and Linda Bishop, who will discuss ways in which attendees can sell more of their product and succeed in any situation.

This year, in-depth plant tours are a part of the BIA Mid-Management Conference agenda. Attendees will have the opportunity to take an inside look at three companies, including Bindagraphics Inc., K & W Finishing, Inc., and Advantage Book Binding, Inc.

Those attending the BIA Mid-Management Conference should be prepared for an informative event highlighting new products and ideas, as well as networking with peers from around the world.

“The conference is always very informative,” says Mike Seidl, Seidl’s Bindery. “It is interesting to hear how everyone runs their businesses differently, but are focused on the same goals.”

“Everyone is eager to learn new strategies for improving the way in which their company operates as well as new ideas about manufacturing, which is accomplished through the open forum-style dialogue and educated speakers.”

The 2010 BIA Mid-Management Conference, sponsored by Kolbus America, is the definitive conference for the binding industry.

For more information regarding the BIA Mid-Management Conference, please contact Justin Goldstein at +1 412-259-1806, or email:

About the Binding Industries Association (BIA)
The Binding Industries Association (BIA), a special interest group of the Printing Industries of America, represents trade binderies, loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries. The BIA is the definitive organization for the binding industry and helps its members maintain a competitive advantage and respond to today’s changing environment. Whether you’re a veteran or new to the industry, the most cost-effective way to gain knowledge, visibility, and access is by becoming a BIA member. For more information, visit us at or call us at +1 412-259-1806.