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PIA/GATF teleconferences address anthrax, economy

Nov 13, 2001 12:00 AM


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GATF(Sewickley, PA) PIA (Alexandria, VA) announced they will conduct two educational teleconferences for their members. The first, to be held Nov. 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST), will discuss anthrax concerns.

Participants will learn :

  • The breadth of the anthrax contamination and the steps being taken by the USPS to protect the integrity of the mail

  • Strategies your clients are implementing to calm consumer fears

  • The impact on printers and their responses

  • Measures to ensure the security of spray powder

  • What the Center for Disease Control (CDC) currently knows about the identification and lifespan of anthrax spores ,


Speakers include Gary Jones, GATF’s manager of environmental health & safety affairs, along with representatives from a leading printer, direct mail client, and the USPS.

The second, to be held Dec. 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST) will discuss economic concerns.

Participants will hear:

  • The latest Print Market outlook

  • Financial do’s and don’ts in a time of crisis

  • Effective personnel decisions and mitigating risks

  • How to access government programs providing relief for small business

  • Sales—what to do when your clients aren’t placing orders


Speakers include Ben Cooper, PIA’s senior vice president of government affairs ; Ron Davis, PIA chief economist; and Frank Iannuzzi, vice president, management services of PIA of Southern California. Cost per site is $69 for GATF/PIA members.

To register, contact KRM Information Services, P.O. Box #1187Eau Claire, WI 54702-1187; telephone: 800/775-7654; fax: 800/676-0734 or see www.gain.net .