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Special Industry Presentations


Xplor Breakfast

Driving Your CCM Success with Workflow and Inkjet Technologies

Friday, October 4 | 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Room N426abc

Moderator: Gina Ferrara, Senior Analyst, Madison Advisors


Steve Coburn, Director, Production Print Product Management, BlueCrest
Ernie Crawford, M-EDP, President, Crawford Technologies
Avi Greenfield, Senior Director of Product Management, Quadient
Kevin Roman, Manager, Software Solutions Group, Canon Solutions America


2019 Whitepaper Luncheon Presentation–Next Generation Tactics and Strategies for In-Plant Service Providers

Friday, October 4 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Room N426bc

Presentation by: Howie Fenton, Owner, Howie Fenton Consulting

IPMA’s 2019 survey “Next Generation Tactics and Strategies for In-Plant Service Providers” focuses on best practices and strategies. It addresses threats, pricing, staffing, training, education, marketing and more. Howie Fenton, in-plant expert, consultant, and market researcher will present his methodology and final results.

Later, join IPMA for a special In-Plant happy hour at booth #2418 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.


October 4-5 | ING/PRINT 2019 | Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

The International Newspaper Group (ING) is excited to highlight its keynote speakers for ING/PRINT 2019, the premiere-networking summit for print production, logistics and operations executive leadership, to be held October 4-5 at Chicago’s Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront.

The 2019 leadership keynote speaker will be Keni Thomas, author, speaker, musician and decorated former Task Force Army Ranger. “His message and lessons from Blackhawk Down: Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way, equip him to provide the ING audience valuable insights and inspiration. Mr. Thomas, a recipient of the bronze star for valor, will be one of three keynote speakers who will have ING attendees fully engaged with crisp, action-inducing messages and innovative methods to lead their operations to healthier successes.

Saturday morning’s keynote will feature industry veteran and president of New Media Investment Group Ventures, Jason Taylor, president of Gatehouse Live Promotions and Events, overseeing the creation and development of new businesses and strategies that leverage local media assets of sister company, GateHouse Media and other media partners to optimize performance and scale. His topic will be: Leadership, Revenue and Cost Management in a Consolidating & Declining Market.

Industry expert Joe Deluca, newspaper captain and community leader, current vice president of the Time Publishing Company and publisher of both the Tampa edition of the Times and, will deliver the afternoon keynote: Embracing the Challenge  and Leading the Charge—Current State of Demand for our Product; Technologies’ Impact on Customer Behavior and Perception of our industry; The Path Forward, which fuses Deluca’s production wit and wisdom derived from hands-on experience producing 70 newspapers and 50 monthly publications along the East Coast.

INg Annual Workshop

October 1-2, 2019 | Chicago Palmer House

The Imaging Network Group will hold its annual Workshop on  October 1-2, 2019 at the Chicago Palmer House. INg offers owners and their senior management a dynamic open-format style workshop which promotes constructive exchange of ideas. This workshop will also showcase popular industry speakers who will speak on current trends, technology solutions and key business issues for the transactional and direct mail service providers.

October 2 | INg Partner Appreciation Dinner | The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant.

Wednesday night, October 2nd,  INg will host its Partner Appreciation Dinner at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant.  INg is pleased to have some of the most esteemed vendor partners in our industry who give insight, share knowledge and help the membership stay competitive.

To view the agenda please click here 2019Workshop Agenda_NEW (2)

To register for the Workshop please click here 2019 Workshop Registration

INg will co-locate with Print 19. Please Click here for a hotel room

Educators’ Forum

Saturday, October 5 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON | Room S503ab

The 2019 Educators’ Forum is open to all instructors in the graphic communications, printing and aligned fields. All of the sessions are built by and for educators. The focus is on innovative teaching tools and best practices. Students and the graphic communication industry continue to evolve, and the Educators’ Forum is just that, a forum for educators to get together and discuss both challenges and opportunities they face together.


Tom Bell, Professor, Millersville University of Pennsylvania and President, Graphic Communications Education Assoc. (GCEA)
Michael Crawford, Visual Communications Teacher, Genesee Career Institute – GeneseeISD
George Gilsan, Reese Distinguished Professor, Appalachian State University
Roberta Schlehr, Visual Communications Technology / Department Chair / Instructor, SUNY Erie
Kelly Smith, Technology Education Instructor, Stevenson High School
Donna Templeton, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University
Erica Walker, Assistant Professor, Clemson University, Department of Graphic Communications
Charles Weiss, Associate Professor, Clemson University
Dan Wilson, Professor of Technology and Coordinator of Graphic Communications degree program, Illinois State University
Renmei Xu, Associate Professor, Ball State University