Join the Real Print Industry Pros at the Annual Print & Media Conference

CHESTNUT HILL, MA—August 3, 2012—An all-star cast of industry experts will be lining up to present at the 7th Annual Print & Media Conference this Oct. 8-10, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The annual program, hosted by Print Buyers International (PBI) President and founder Margie Dana, is the leading source of relevant, interactive education for people who purchase, design for, or market with print. It brings together experts in graphic design, digital printing, print production, color management, sustainability, specialty graphics, and more to explore the fast-changing role of print in the digital age.

The two-day Conference proper, plus first-ever half-day Color Management Workshop on Monday, Oct. 8, will be held just steps away from GRAPH EXPO 2012. It will feature 15 high-interest educational sessions led by 17 renowned speakers who specialize in the creative, technical, and practical aspects of purchasing, designing for and marketing with print.

Topping the roster will be new personalities plus returning favorites, including:

  • Digital printing guru and world-renowned speaker and author Frank Romano
  • Digital strategist and marketing pro Andrew Davis
  • Creative visionary and Sappi Fine Paper North American ETC Print & Creative Manager Daniel Dejan
  • Color management consultant and Cal Poly Professor Brian Lawler
  • Landscape photographer and Adobe Creative Suite specialist Taz Tally
  • International sustainability consultant Phil Riebel
  • Specialty graphics and industry educator Dan Marx
  • Web-to-print technology consultant Vickie Cutrubus
  • U.S. Postal Service efficiency expert Ben Madril

Rounding out the program will be daily Brainstorming Sessions led by Dana and a pair of interactive panel discussions led by senior print buyers and service providers—selected from conference sponsors.

“No other live or online program offers the depth of information and the quality of interactions you’ll enjoy at the 7th Print & Media Conference,” Dana explains. “This conference is the only place where like-minded professionals come together to share experiences and explore new ideas. When you interact with people who share your interests and understand your concerns, you naturally dig deeper, think deeper and make deeper connections. It’s what makes this program such a valuable resource for people who purchase, design for or market with print.”

Sponsors for the 2012 Print & Media Conference include BCT Online, Fujifilm, Japs-Olson Co., NorthCoast Banners, Trend Offset Printing, Vision Integrated Graphics, and Xerox. Prime sponsorship opportunities are still available at discounted rates through August 31st. Visit the Sponsor Information page of the PBI website to learn more about becoming a Print & Media Conference sponsor.

Early Bird registration for the 7th Annual Print & Media Conference is happening now through Sept. 4, 2012. Take advantage of this discount and save on registration for the two-day Conference, one-day Conference, and half-day Color Management Workshop. Every Conference registration also includes a complimentary ticket to the Graph Expo Exhibit Hall with 400+ exhibitors and discounts on major airlines and more than 30 Chicago area hotels.