Printing Industry Alliance's Post-drupa Event in Big Apple Exceeds Expectations
NEW YORK — August 22, 2016 — Printing Industries Alliance has reported that its Post-drupa Report held in NYC on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, was a resounding success. The event held at the Club 101 in Manhattan had an audience of more than 100 end users including printers, mailers and graphic arts service providers.
The full line-up of drupa exhibitors who gave presentations included: HP, Canon, GMG, Xerox, Muller Martini, Konica Minolta, Highcon, Landa Digital Printing, Xeikon and Scodix.
Marty Maloney, PIA’s executive VP, comments, “Our August 18th drupa event had the same leading companies that hosted our VIP drupa tour in Dusseldorf. All of them were major attractions at drupa and they represent the best of the best from the more than 1,800 drupa exhibitors.”
The Post-drupa Event had five panels on the following topics:
- Who’s on First? Offset vs. Digital vs. Inkjet vs. Nanography
- The Rapid Rise and Importance of Labels and Packaging and Importance of Color Management
- Post Press Takes the Lead
- Wide Format Breaks Into the Big Time
- Observations First Hand from drupa Attendees
The panels were populated by both vendors, printers and even a couple of end users. They were moderated by industry experts, including several members of the printing industry media.
Lunch continued the drupa theme with an option of bratwurst and pilsner. During lunch, Marty Maloney set the record straight by presenting “Print is the Largest Media of All, By Far.” The presentation gave proof that Print dwarfed all other media including broadcast and internet and was larger than all other media combined. The Printing Industries Alliance makes Marty Maloney and his presentations available for use at company and association meetings. The all-day program interspersed presentations and panels and had a networking session at the end of the day.
PIA President Tim Freeman comments, “The Printing Industries Alliance wants to make sure that everyone in our industry has access to all the information they need to do business in the most efficient way. Events like this Post-drupa Report do this and more, they provide a meaningful dialog between all parties and a great opportunity to learn from one another.”
A PIA 25% membership discount was offered for this week.
About Printing Industries Alliance
Printing Industries Alliance provides a variety of consultative, informational, and cost saving services to support its member’s success and provide a significant ROI on their dues investment. In addition, the organization provides industry representation to a variety of governmental entities at the local, state, and federal level. Consultative services include expert advice on health and safety issues including OSHA; legal and human resource issues; financial and M&A; as well as a marketing consultancy. Printing Industries Alliance is a regional affiliate of Printing Industries of America and is headquartered in Amherst, N.Y., with a NYC office in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Source: Printing Industries Alliance.