Six New Sponsors Announced for PIA's Digital Printing Think Tank
AMHERST, N.Y.—October 15, 2015—Printing Industries Alliance, has announced the addition of six new sponsors—Canon, Heidelberg, Pantone, manroland web systems, Paper Mart and Advanced Print Technologies—for its program titled "Digital Printing Think Tank," which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Manhattan at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, at 40th Street. They join sponsors Xerox, HP, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, RedTie, Muller Martini, International Paper, Kolbus, Kodak and Vits International for a total of 16 sponsors to date.
The event’s first panel will be a group of large and small printers that cut across the digital printing market. Moderator Mark Michelson, editor of Printing Impressions, will lead the printers in a discussion that will talk about their path to the present and their path for the years ahead. It is predicted that digital printing—which launched in 1993 and is currently more than 20 percent of all printing—will become 50 percent of all printing by 2030. Panelists will include Cheryl Kahanec of EarthColor; Glen Boehmer of Sentinel Printing; Kevin McVea of SCI; Ron Sizemore of Influence Graphics; Tim Boucher of b squared; Mark Strickler of Trilon Graphics; Nick Patrissi of Trend Offset Printing, and many more.
The luncheon speaker will be Jeff Hayzlett, former Kodak CMO, Primetime radio and TV host, business author and keynote speaker. His talk is titled "Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless." The first 100 registrants will receive a free autographed copy of his latest book by the same title.
A second panel will be made up of leading marketing executives from digital printing vendors. They will discuss how they provide press owners guidance in marketing digital printing and assistance in growing the market. The vendors marketing panel will be moderated by digital printing expert Marco Boer of IT-Strategies who predicted the success of inkjet digital printing a decade ago. Panelists will include Dave Wigfield of Xerox; Marc Johnson of HP; Gavin Jordan Smith of Konica Minolta; Shawn Lawson of International Paper; Andy Fetherman of Muller Martini; and Vahaaj Kahn of Kodak.
A third panel will consist of vendors that support digital in a variety of ways including Buzz Apostol from Pantone; Andy Fetherman from Muller Martini; Shawn Lawson of International Paper; Bob Nista of RedTie; Jerry Levey of Paper Mart; and Kim Markovitch of Vits International.
The all day event will offer a networking opportunity which will allow participants to compare notes and speak with sponsoring vendors who will distribute literature. The cost for an individual to register for the event is $149 and includes lunch and refreshments. Vendor sponsorships will include two vendor staff tickets and three tickets for their customers or prospects. The vendor sponsorship is $650 for those who are already annual PIA Platinum sponsors, and $950 for those vendors who are not annual PIA Platinum sponsors. A low-cost conversion to Platinum Sponsorship status will be available. Sponsors will receive recognition through event PR, literature and signage.
To register for the event contact Kim Tuzzo at (716) 691 3211 or email at email@example.com
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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, New York, with a metro NYC office in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Printing Industries Alliance supports the success of the graphic communications industry in New York State, northern New Jersey and northwestern Pennsylvania.
Source: Bradford and Maloney Inc.