Bolder Thinking Marks Presidents Conference

ORLANDO, FL—The 2009 Presidents Conference helped thaw out attendees when it touched down at the Omni Orlando last week. Sponsored by the Printing Industries of America, the three-day program, which carried the theme of “New Directions, Bolder Thinking,” included more than 30 solutions-based discussions and the new Young Print Professionals track.

The variety of programs provided an intimate environment for attendees to customize their interests and connect with experts and practitioners throughout the sessions. Among the session highlights was a cost-savings techniques presentation by PIA’s Gary Jones. “Consultants on Call” and “Lunch Topic Tables” were also well received by attendees.

The 2009 FUNraiser Silent Auction was a big hit, with record-breaking proceeds benefiting PrintPAC, the PIA’s Congressional lobbying committee. Jim Hammer, president and CEO of Hammer Packaging in Rochester, NY, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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