Webb and Romano Headline Executive Outlook Conference Powerhouse Line-up of Presenters
RESTON, VA—09/05/08—Dr. Joe Webb and Professor Frank Romano will headline the day before GRAPH EXPO® opens EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK® Conference, October 25th in Chicago’s McCormick Place, which will feature the industry’s most knowledgeable experts and instructors. ‘Dr. Joe’ is the Director of WhatTheyThink.com’s Economics and Research Center and Romano, RIT Professor Emeritus, is best known as the industry’s combination guru and curmudgeon.
Dr. Joe, print’s iconoclast and an astute behind-the-numbers forecaster, will delve into the impact of today’s economy on the printing industry, and offer printers practical advice on what they should accomplish during the show and once they return home.
Professor Romano, having just returned from a global tour of print including a two-week stopover at Drupa, will put into perspective for EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK participants the nature of global competition and its relevance to the U.S. printer today.
This year’s edition of the Conference will feature an expanded range of ‘how-to’ tutorials and short form instructional technology sessions in the context of the Conference’s general sessions, which will focus on industry trends and printer performance topics. The full-day Conference will conclude with the announcement of the MUST SEE ‘EMS® technology program, which provides a roadmap to the products and services that a panel of 16 consultants, educators and trade magazine editors select as the most compelling at the show.
“Printers who attend EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK and then go on to attend sessions in the extensive seminar program offered during the show, tour of the exhibition floor and visit targeted suppliers can, in a matter of three or four days, obtain a cornucopia of information that will help to shape their operations for 2009. It’s what profit-leader printers do,” says Bill Lamparter, EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK and MUST SEE ‘EMS program Chairman and President of the PrintCom Consulting Group.
The Conference program will include a series of concurrent 70-minute tutorials and 30-minute short course overview sessions. The ‘how to do it’ tutorial sessions and instructors will include: