Executive Outlook Conference to Feature Topics, Speakers Centered on Finding New Markets
RESTON, Va. — May 26, 2016 — The Executive Outlook Conference held annually prior to the opening of Graph Expo [and Print] is always highly popular among graphic communications industry professionals. Executive Outlook 2016 promises to continue the tradition by offering a solid lineup of topics and speakers who will explore this year's theme of "Finding New Markets."
The conference will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, immediately prior to the opening of Graph Expo 16, coming to the Orange County Convention Center-North, in Orlando, Fla. The program will feature top experts from the graphic communications industry who will examine the smartest and most profitable approaches to "Finding New Markets." The conference also will unveil the winners of the 2016 Must See 'Ems "Best of Category" and "Legacy" Awards, and the 2016 "Positively Print" awardee.
"Executive Outlook is one of the major annual events for leaders in the graphic communications industry," says Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) President Thayer Long. "This year's emphasis on finding new markets is especially timely in the face of today's ever diversifying industry."
The 2016 Executive Outlook conference, sponsored by EFI and Xerox, will kick off at 8 a.m. with a welcome and sponsor acknowledgement from Long after which Doug Grant, president, Westamerica Communications, will present this year's Keynote Address, "Winning the Omni-Channel Challenge: Inside Westamerica's Success."
Immediately following the Keynote, Andrew Paparozzi, VP/chief economist at Epicomm, will present the annual Economic Forecast. Next on the program Hal Hinderliter, principal at Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services, will discuss "Finding New Markets: At Home and Abroad."
Following a coffee/networking break, Cary Sherburne, senior editor at WhatTheyThink.com will present "Travelogue: Print in Cuba Today — A First-Hand Report." Next on the program will be Nick Bruno, owner and president of Harris & Bruno International, who will offer his insights and experience on "Breaking Barriers: Doing Business Internationally."
Following Bruno's presentation, Erica Walker, instructor at Clemson University, will discuss an "ROI Report: The Case for Offering Creative Services In-House." The conference educational presentations will conclude with an end-user interview of Gary Ritkes, president of SproutLoud Media Networks, covering the keys to "Creative Success in an Omni-Channel World."
Executive Outlook 16 will wrap-up with the annual announcements of the Must See 'Ems "Best of Category" winners and "Legacy" awardee by Hinderliter. That will be followed by Long and Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America, announcing the 2016 "Positively Print" awardee.
About Graph Expo 16
Recognized as the most innovative and comprehensive exhibition in the Americas of inkjet, digital, offset, flexo, gravure and hybrid technologies, products, and services for the commercial, transactional, converting and package printing, signage and display, publishing, mailing, in-plant, digital imaging, marketing, and industrial printing industries, this year's "Refresh" themed Graph Expo Expo 16 offers an exciting show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees. The industry event presents the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. Graph Expo 16 offers more than 70 interactive learning sessions and 40+ co-located events for attendees across 12 key market segments.
About Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC)
Graph Expo is produced by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). GASC is owned by Epicomm, NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES), and the Printing Industries of America. GASC is located at 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191, telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Graphic Arts Show Co.