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Jan 5, 2011 12:00 AM
The Vision 3 Summit, March 13-16 in Palm Desert, CA, will feature a session titled "2011—What's Ahead for the Industry?" In this session, NAPL senior vice president and chief economist Andrew Paparozzi will capture the key points that will have been previously discussed in Dr. Lowell Catlett's session, "Coming Out From Under—Understanding Today's Economy and Tomorrow's New Future," and Alan Beaulieu's "It's All in the Details—Drilling Deeper into the Future Forecast" sessions. From there, Paparozzi will pinpoint the drivers of the printing industry and highlight the new rules of recovery.
"Effective business planning is the hallmark of every successful business—but you can hardly plan effectively if you don't have any sense of how the industry will fare economically," says Joseph Truncale, president and CEO of NAPL. "Andrew Paparozzi gets to the bottom of all the figures and predictions that people hear about the U.S. economy, and will offer actionable suggestions on how to plan for 2011 and beyond."
The conference will feature a variety of educational sessions on topics ranging from future growth markets to new-media marketing strategies and sales tactics, as well as how the goals of Congress will affect graphic communications businesses. All sessions emphasize real-world applications and best practices and will offer actionable how-to advice. The Vision 3 Summit will also offer networking events; a number of receptions and recreational outings will additionally be available for attendees and spouses or guests.
The management-level conference is jointly produced by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL); NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES); and, Printing Industries of America.
The Vision 3 Summit replaces NAPL's, NPES' and Printing Industries of America's individual leadership programs, including NAPL's Top Management Conference; NPES' Industry Summit that included the PRINT OUTLOOK Conference and PRIMIR Spring Meeting; and, Printing Industries of America's Presidents Conference. Both NAPL and NPES will hold their individual board of directors meetings in conjunction with this conference. NPES additionally plans to hold PRIMIR committee meetings.