PRIMIR Meeting to Reveal Research on Evolution of Commercial Printing

RESTON, VA—June 23, 2011—PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, recently announced the lineup for its Summer Meeting, slated for August 1-2, 2011 at RR Donnelley Headquarters in Chicago. Mary Lee Schneider, president, Digital Solutions and chief technology officer of RR Donnelley, will keynote with a presentation on “Keeping Print Relevant in a Digital World.”

The program will also feature presentations on key findings from two recent PRIMIR research studies. The first, “Evolution of General Commercial Printing: Implications for the Future,” will examine the industry’s evolution over the past decade. It will address, among others, changes in markets, technology, and industry structure that have a long-term effect on the future of print.

Jack Miller and Mark Favus, the two principals involved in conducting this research by Market-Intell, will present the findings and lead an interactive discussion among participants. The meeting will also feature a lively panel discussion in which Deborah Schneider, creative director, The Kineo Group; Bob Opeka, senior account executive, Lake County Press; Brad Scull, vice president, Yorke Printe; and Joe Duncan, senior vp, director strategic vendor management, Leo Burnett; will share their thoughts on the research findings and personal insights into the industry’s evolution and future.

The program will continue with Dave Costa, president, State Street Consultants, revealing the results of their timely research into “Printing Industry Consumables Usage & Trends.” The research covers consumables such as ink, toner, UV and Aqueous coatings, fountain solutions, blankets, washes and plates.

Wayne Peterson, Principal of the Black Canyon Consulting Group, will conclude the program with his session titled, “New Value: Creativity as a Business Discipline.” This eye-opening presentation will share a method for embedding creativity into a robust business process that integrates tough-minded, results-driven discipline to produce out-of-the-box, unexpected new directions for real innovation in a company.

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