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July 17, 2018

In-plant perspective will infuse several PRINT 18 offerings, giving in-plant professionals a highly relevant show experience


Reston, VAIn-plant professionals attending PRINT 18 will find a rich program tailored to their needs presented by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) and augmented by several in-plant-focused presentations in the show’s general program.

“PRINT has been our industry’s leading event for decades, and it continues to be,” said Mike Loyd, IPMA executive director. “It’s the best place to get information, schedule appointments with vendors, and get a phenomenal exhibit floor deal on something you need. To me, it’s a no-brainer to go to PRINT.”

IPMA hones the strong in-plant focus of the event by turning its booth #3449 into “In-Plant Place” as a home base for in-plant executives, both members and non-members, complete with a lounge area for unwinding, and by presenting several programs including:

  • The introduction of a new Canon-sponsored white paper on “Growing and Securing the In-Plant” by Angela Whiteside, president and founder, KickStage Consulting. Whiteside will give a presentation based upon the white paper’s content on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room S101ab.
  • A Lunch ‘N Learn session, “Be a Frontrunner,” featuring a panel of in-plant print and mail managers discussing how they have developed services and procedures to better serve their parent companies, on Monday, October 1. The session will be led by Elisha Kasinskas, marketing director, Rochester Software Associates, and it will take place in Room S105a from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required at
  • A happy hour from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the In-Plant Place, also Monday, October 1.

All three programs are free of charge, but The Lunch ‘n Learn and Happy Hour are open only to in-plant professionals and IPMA vendor PRINT sponsors.

Other in-plant relevant sessions include another Fenton presentation, “Only the Best In-plants will Survive: How Leading In-plants Add Value,” on Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Room S102ab, and a panel of in-plant printers discussing “Workflow Flossing,” led by Elisha Kasinskas, on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. in Room S102cd. Admission to these sessions requires a seminar pass.

“In-plants are a big and influential segment of our industry, and their participation in PRINT is one reason why this is such a vital show,” said Thayer Long, Association for Print Technologies President. “We’re grateful that IPMA enhances the PRINT 18 experience for in-plant decision makers by making outstanding programs available.”

PRINT 18 will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information, contact Director, Event Marketing, Sherry MacDonald at 703/264-7237, or e-mail:

About the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association
The In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) is dedicated to guiding, educating and supporting in-house print and mail professionals toward growth and successful service to their parent institutions. Founded in 1964, IPMA has nearly 700 members nationwide from a range of enterprises, including corporations, non-profits, government, religious and educational institutions. Website:

About the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM)
The Association for Print Technologies (APTech), formerly NPES, is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire commercial printing value chain. We believe in helping our members maximize alignment with their value chain partners to be more effective and competitive. Printing has been vital to communication for decades; today, the digital culture has heightened our industry’s complexity and reframed its relevance. APT’s signature event—PRINT®—answers the call by bringing the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.