PIA Announces 2014 Print Leadership Summit

PITTSBURGH—January 28, 2014—Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the 2014 Print Leadership Summit, June 2-3, 2014, at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas. This exciting and innovative event developed for leaders in the printing industry, spotlights three business-critical topics for today’s printers: Leadership, Technology, and Sales.

“Today’s print and graphic arts industry leaders are the people who have survived the rough times in the industry, the strongest of the industry who are now ready to not just survive but to thrive,” said Michael Makin, president and CEO, Printing Industries of America. “This conference is for these leaders.”

The sessions of the Print Leadership Summit are short and sharp, pared down to the essential concepts the presenters want to share with industry leaders. You’ll come away with rock solid, innovative ideas that will have immediate impact on your business. The agenda highlights everything from company acquisition to health care to the future of the U.S. Postal Service to Lean manufacturing and much more. All attendees will benefit from the conference’s keynote speakers:

Leslie Groene, President, Groene Consulting
Does Your Business Have the Right Pillars in Place?
Leslie Groene, nationally renowned motivational speaker and author of the business strategy book “Picture Yourself & the Life You Want,” will explain how to build or rebuild vital business structures to have the success you want or envision. With roots in the printing industry, Groene is known for helping her clients focus on revenue generation and profit growth.

Jon Goldman, President, Brand Launcher
Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
Entrepreneur, branding, and direct marketing guru Jon Goldman delivers practical and clear recommendations and simple strategies to bridge the generational gap of your employees, even if they are 40 years apart!

John Cockrell Jr., Vice President, Cockrell Enovation
Taking the Plunge: The Enovation Story
John Cockrell is an executive with a passion for brand development and researching what it takes to build strong bonds. He will share how a third-generation printing company expanded its horizons by becoming a leading integrated marketing solutions provider for its customers.

T.J. Tedesco, Team Leader, Grow Sales
Gloom or Bloom
T.J. Tedesco is a highly effective trainer with expert motivational skills. In this session, Tedesco offers realistic strategies to test, choose, and implement directional shifts in your business model.

Jim Andersen, CEO, IWCO Direct
Secret Sauce: Thriving in Hard Times
Jim reveals how his company stays well ahead of the competition by utilizing a full range of direct mail services as well as sophisticated postal logistic strategies.

Details, including a full conference brochure, speaker profiles, and session descriptions and registration information will be added to www.printing.org/printleadershipsummit as they become available.

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of thousands of member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

Source: PIA.

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