Key Conferences Held by PIA/GATF, NAPL
CHANDLER, AZ—The highest attendee turnout of the decade marked the PIA/GATF Presidents Conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass & Resort here March 4-8. More than 300 attended the five-day affair, including the conference’s largest number of newcomers.
Among the highlights of the event was a silent auction that helped raise $17,000 for the association’s political action committee, PrintPAC.
The NAPL’s Top Management Conference got underway Thursday in Santa Barbara, CA, with NAPL VP and chief economist, Andrew Paparozzi, telling a record crowd of more than 250 that the printing industry is in expansion, with sales for 2006 growing at their fastest rate in eight years. However, Paparozzi emphasized that the growth rate will slow significantly with the economy over the next 12 months.