NAQP Conference to Address the ‘New Normal’ Way of Conducting Business

DES PLAINES, IL—June 15, 2009—Leaders in the quick and small commercial print industry will gather October 29-31 in Austin, TX, for the NAQP Owners Conference. Conference co-chairs Maco Amoyo, Bullet Graphics, Dallas, Jim Ferguson, J&J Printing, Lenexa, KS and Reece Keener, Print ‘N Copy Center, Inc. Elko, NV, along with NAQP staff, have created a dynamic program designed for printing companies determined to become and remain market leaders.

Kicking off the two full days of conference and networking events are keynote addresses by Steve LeFever, Business Resource Services, Seattle, WA, on “Successfully Navigating the ‘New Normal’ Economy” and Bob Prosen, The Prosen Center for Business Advancement and author of Kiss Theory Goodbye speaking on “Accountability-Based Leadership.”

“A leading company is an organization that can turn change–whether structural or cyclical–into an opportunity rather than a threat by making the tough decisions others delay or avoid altogether,” states NAQP President & CEO Steve Johnson. “Recessions create such opportunities; we want our members to be ready to take advantage of them and maintain their leadership status in their markets. The conference sessions and activities are designed to help attendees meet those challenges successfully by providing resources and action plans to aid in make tough, but essential decisions,” says Johnson.

In addition to the extensive educational sessions, the Conference will include the always popular Supplier Showcase. The Showcase provides an opportunity for attendees to discuss business growth tactics and solutions for profitability with the leading quick and small commercial printing segment suppliers.

Sponsors for this industry event include Annual Sponsors Presstek and Xerox, and Conference Sponsors Canon, Heidelberg, HP, Konica Minolta, Printer’s Plan, Ricoh and Sentry Insurance.

The recipients of the 2009 NAQP Hall of Fame Awards and Winners of the PrintImage Excellence Awards printing competition, which is sponsored by Kodak, will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 30.

More information on the NAQP Owners Conference is available at or by calling 800.234.0040.

About NAQP:
Formed in 1975 as the National Association of Quick Printers, NAQP is a not-for-profit association dedicated exclusively to furthering the business of quick printers, copy shops and small format printers. Founded by quick printers to provide peers with the knowledge, tools and resources to successfully and profitably manage their businesses, its members include both independent printers and franchise businesses with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. NAQP is part of the NAPL Network, which also includes the National Association for Printing Leadership and the industry’s Research & Engineering Council of NAPL. For more information on NAQP or affiliated associations contact (800) 234-0040.

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