Printing Industries Alliance Franklin Event to be Held September 10, 2008
NEW YORK CITY—Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) will hold its 2008 Franklin Event on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 (5:30-9:30 pm, note new extended closing time) at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York City.
Delivering the news to a room of more than 50 top industry executives at Manhattan’s famed Friars Club on May 15th, PIA President Tim Freeman noted that more than 500 CEOs and senior executives from the printing, advertising, publishing and graphic arts related sectors are expected to attend. Last year’s gala was standing room only.
“Our entire Board of Directors congratulates this year’s honorees,” said PIA Vice Chairman Ted Hansen (Hansen & Hansen Quality Printing). “We are also truly grateful to the many corporate sponsors, industry participants, and especially the hard-working Franklin Committee whose collective support will continue to make this gala such a huge success. PIA as an organization is committed to delivering the highest quality of programs and services to our membership and to building the strongest trade association for our industry in the nation.”
“Our Chairman of the Board, Janet Green, and I will be at the Event this year,” added PIA/GATF President & CEO Michael Makin. “These talented and dedicated 2008 Award recipients reflect the very reason why New York and its metro area is the second largest print center in the world.”
Franklin Committee Co-Chairs Diane Romano (HudsonYards) and Cheryl Kahanec (Sandy Alexander, Inc.) announced award recipients and sponsors.
“This event continues to be the largest and most exciting networking event in our industry. While we are not at liberty at the moment to announce our honoree for the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service, you may rest assured that it is a person who is most deserving and the person’s name will be released shortly,” noted Co-Chair Romano. “Our other equally well-respected Award recipients are as follows: