On paper, this latest merger of the two industry associations, Idealliance and Epicomm, makes sense. But the question that follows this latest coupling: Does this mark the end for consolidation of industry associations, or will more follow?
The merger of industry associations Idealliance and Epicomm is now complete, effective today. The combined staff of the new Idealliance is now addressing both the management and technology needs of industry companies across the entire visual communications supply chain. "We are expanding our initiatives to advance industry innovation and transform business, striving to serve as an indispensable leader in defining the future of visual communications," says Idealliance President and CEO David Steinhardt.
P3 (Partnership in Print Production) is merging—effective July 1, 2009—with IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) to better serve both organizations' memberships and to meet the ever-changing dynamics of media today.