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Executive Outlook organizers announce conference agenda

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM

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Xerox and Presstek are returning sponsors, along with EFI, for this year’s Executive Outlook conference, which will take place from 8 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, the day before Graph Expo opens in Chicago.

Themed "The Challenge of Change in the New Era of Print," the pre-show conference will feature Andy Paparozzi, NAPL's chief economist, and industry consultant Steven Schnoll, who will set the stage for consultants, printers and suppliers who will probe the evolving business models and technologies that will enable print to compete in an e-centric world.

The lineup:

  • Andy Paparozzi, NAPL chief economist: Today’s Economic Trends and their impact on print.
  • Steven Schnoll, managing director of Schnoll Media Consulting: The print marketplace, the most promising vertical markets, and what printers must do to participate in the evolving new-era environment.
  • Jim Hamilton, InfoTrends group director: Digital print technology update.
  • Ray Prince, vice president and senior consultant, operations management, NAPL: The latest trends in offset.
  • Hal Hinderliter, Hal Hinderliter consulting services: Ways for print to come alive.
  • David Hunter, principal, Pilot Marketing Group: "What Kind of a Printer Do You Want to Be - Quality or Commodity?"
  • Don Goldman, principal, ConsultWare: A review of IT trends and necessities.
  • Printers Panel: Practical insights into how to achieve success with a mix of press technologies, with moderator Howie Fenton of NAPL and a group of printers employing a range of technologies.
  • Afternoon "How To" tutorial sessions (to be announced).
The conference will also feature the announcement of the “Must See ‘Ems” at Graph Expo 2010, along with a reception honoring winners in the new “Positively Print” program.