Top Industry Experts Will Lead Brand New Tracks at PODi’s 7th Annual AppForum in Vegas
ROCHESTER, NY—August 19, 2008—PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, announced today that a stellar group of industry leaders has been confirmed to chair track sessions at its seventh annual AppForum, January 19 - 21, 2009 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
• Laurie Beasley, President of the DMA of Northern California, will chair the new Direct Marketing Track. Laurie runs Beasley Direct Marketing and has managed hundreds of successful direct mail and online campaigns. She’s been honored with Echo, Summit, Marcom, Pyramid and Caples awards.
• Joe Metzger, President of Metzgers Printing + Mailing will be leading the Web-to-Print Track. Joe heads up a $13M full service firm that built its first web-to-print site in 1997. Web-to-print has been a major factor in the company’s growth - they currently serve over 25 clients on web-to-print, eFulfillment or eCommerce systems.
• Kate Dunn, President of Digital Innovations Group (DIG) is leading the Sales and Business Strategies Track. DIG is an award-winning marketing firm that specializes in targeted, personalized sales campaigns and collateral. Kate has been a recognized leader in helping businesses grow with digital print and personalized communications.
• Michael Chiricuzio, President of Blue Moon Solutions; Director, GI Solutions, Arizona State University is chairing the Gold Sponsors Track, sessions led by the top technology leaders supporting the 2009 AppForum. Mike’s 35 years in commercial printing and position as a pioneering advocate of digital printing give him a unique perspective on what’s new in the industry.
“We’ve updated our session tracks this year to reflect the new directions we’re seeing,” says PODi President, Rab Govil. “This year’s conference will cover all aspects of creating great digital print applications - from marketing strategy to implementation and breakthrough technology. There is a vital need for thinking differently about our relationships with customers and the way we approach business - our goal for the AppForum this year is to help attendees make that leap.”