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PRINT 09 Announces Print Buyers’ Boot Camp, Print Buyers’ Forum

August 3, 2009
RESTON, VA—August 3, 2009—In keeping with its “myPRINT” theme that promises attendees a fully customized trade show experience, PRINT 09, the year’s largest and most comprehensive global graphic communications exhibition and conference, has announced two mini-conferences tailored specifically for print buyers. The Print Buyers’ Boot Camp and Print Buyers’ Forum are among a full range of educational programming available to print buyers during PRINT 09, to be held September 11–16, 2009, in Chicago’s McCormick Place.  Both mini-conferences are chaired by Margie Dana, president of Print Buyers International.
Ideal for entry-level print buyers, the Print Buyers’ Boot Camp is a full-day introduction to print buying. The Boot Camp provides a basic foundation for working with the printing industry, including an overview of the printing process, the pros and cons of digital vs. offset lithography, how to provide appropriate job specs, and more.  Intended to equip attendees with the tools they need to be immediately successful, the Print Buyers’ Boot Camp will provide them with the insiders’ insights that normally take print buyers years to amass. The Print Buyers’ Boot Camp takes place on Monday, September 14.
The Print Buyers’ Forum is geared to the high-end, ultra-experienced print-buying professional interested in the latest technology and new media—and how these technologies will affect them. Consisting of two half-day sessions, on Tuesday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 16, the Print Buyers’ Forum examines a slew of job- and career-building issues. These include an overview of the current print buying trends and upcoming challenges, advice for print buyers on how to create more value for their company, tips for planning and purchasing multimedia campaigns, and more.  Also part of the Forum is a luncheon session on critical trends in print buying, featuring well-known graphic communications expert Frank Romano, professor emeritus at RIT. (For those not attending the Print Buyers’ Forum, the "Critical Trends in Print Buying" lunch can also be purchased as an individual seminar session.)

“Print buying is not only a crucial part of the graphic communications production process, but as new technologies have entered the industry it has evolved into a much more complex and multifaceted role.  It makes sense, then, for PRINT 09 to provide educational programming for the print buying professional,” said Ralph Nappi, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), which produces PRINT. “The fact that the Print Buyers’ Boot Camp and Print Buyers’ Forum, plus our many other educational seminars for print buyers, take place at the year’s largest global graphic communications exhibition means that attendees have the opportunity to combine content with practical application. They will see firsthand, the equipment, applications and services that can help them create the products important to them.”


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