Registration Still Open for 2009 Franklin Event

NEW YORK—09/23/09—Tickets are still available for Printing Industries Alliance’s 2009 Franklin Event, scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 30th (5:30-10:00 pm) at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Although several hundred CEOs and senior executives from printing, advertising, publishing and the graphic communications sectors have already registered, interested parties can still purchase individual tickets in advance (or at the door) for $350 each and be assured of seating.

Thirty one companies are sponsoring this year’s festivities which honor Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines, as the top Franklin Award for Distinguished Service recipient; Power of Communications Award recipients: Celie Baussan, Lori Carrabba and Pat Pagani; as well as Stephen Whittaker for the 2009 John Peter Zenger Medal.

Sponsoring organizations include: Platinum: Brown Printing Co., Central Marquardt/xpedx, Eastman Kodak Co., Evergreen Printing Co., Federal Direct, Fujifilm Graphic Systems, U.S.A., Inc., Graytor Printing Co., Hewlett-Packard, HudsonYards, Printing News, Quad/Graphics, Inc., Sandy Alexander, World Color (formerly Quebecor World) and Xerox Corp. Gold sponsors include: Abitibi Bowater, Agfa Corp., Candid Litho, Continental Web, Dalim Software, Dolce Printing, Inc., DRAFTFCB, Hiflex Corp. of North America, Pictorial Offset Co., Pitman Co., Polaris Direct, Premium Color Graphics Group LLC, Print International, Reliable Paper Recycling, Send/MyAd, Superior Printing Ink, and Utica National Insurance Group.

“If you are looking for an ideal way to bolster your sales and marketing in a challenging economy, this is by far the best networking opportunity of the year,” noted Event Co-Chair Diane Romano. “You definitely won’t want to miss it!”

To participate, contact PIA Vice President, Vicki Keenan, at (908) 233-4124,, or register on PIA’s website,