PRIMIR Summer Meeting Features Global Packaging Study

RESTON, VA—May 19, 2009—PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, recently announced the lineup for their summer meeting in North Carolina. Slated for July 20-22 at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, NC, the summer meeting will feature the results from two PRIMIR research studies. Findings of the research into “Global Trends in Packaging Affecting North American Converter and Supplier Markets” will be presented from State Street Consultants and Karstedt Associates. PRIMIR members will also learn the results of a study on “Global Trends in Printing & Writing Papers” from Pira International.

In addition to the two study presentations, PRIMIR attendees will also hear presentations from C. Thomas Ashley on “Emerging Technologies Impacting Print,” and from Barbara Pellow, who will talk to the group about “Short Run Packaging and Labels.”

According to Jackie Bland, PRIMIR Managing Director, “Despite the recession, packaging remains one of the positive growth segments for the graphic communications industry. PRIMIR is committed to providing members with insights and forecasts so they can plan for a profitable tomorrow. It is timely that PRIMIR is offering insights into this key market segment so that each member can implement programs to maximize their own areas of opportunity.”

PRIMIR hosts three to four meetings each year to provide a forum for members to network with their peers and learn the results of the latest research performed for PRIMIR. PRIMIR and NPES members, as well as prospective members, are welcome to attend the PRIMIR Summer Meeting. For more information about PRIMIR and the upcoming meeting, contact Jackie Bland, PRIMIR Managing Director at e-mail:, or phone: 703/264-7200. Meeting details are also posted on:

The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR), provides in-depth research and analysis for the graphic communications industry. PRIMIR research is funded by member dues as well as through support from NPES. PRIMIR annually provides over $600,000 in current research studies including relevant market data and detailed information on graphic communications and related fields. Members also benefit from meetings, market research skills building, and robust business networking opportunities.

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