The Print CEO Forum - EPIC Opportunity
The Print CEO Forum - EPIC Opportunity
Hello Gentle Readers
I wanted to personally extend you a cordial invitation to WhatTheyThink's Print CEO Forum in October. The event is October 2nd and 3rd, 2010 starting just before Graph Expo. This event is designed exclusively for printing company owners and executives - vendors and suppliers may not attend. Print CEO Forum is unique compared to other industry forums and conferences as it excludes suppliers and vendors from attending or participating in determining content for the event.
Please take a look at the agenda, speakers and venue. Speakers like Dr. Joe Webb, Frank Romano, Barb Pellow and from companies like VistaPrint, Standard Register and Johnson & Johnson will engage the attendees in high level discussions about the future of our industry. Here is a link with more info and the full agenda.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope to see you there. Registration is $795 for the entire event, but please use our special code (IAPHC) to receive $100 off.
Now HOLD ON a minute pilgrim, don't just blow this off. I have the privilege of interacting with printers all over the world every single day.
It is a real privilege. And why? Well I find that perhaps because they are imbued with a centuries old tradition and patrimony, printers are some of the most genuine human beings I've ever known. You sure aren't reviled the way some lawyers I know are perceived!
And if there is one thing printers value, it is not political lobbying, or volume buying discounts, or incomprehensible jargon about some newly marketed thingamajig; NOPE, what printers value is peer groups.
Printers love talking shop, listening to what another gal is doing to conquer her market, getting an idea on how to tackle a problem heretofore seemingly insurmountable.
Peers who are not direct competitors become allies and friends as they will be as honest about their failings as their successes. Peers give you unvarnished reality, and that is priceless.
Spending time with peers is GOLDEN. And the Print CEO Forum gets you up close and personal with some pretty awesome peers.
And I understand -- you have soccer games, and closing the cottage, and cub scout jamborees and a thousand other reasons to not spend your weekend just prior to Graph Expo actually doing some deep thinking about where your business is going. I get that, and I share those feelings.
But please consider: our industry is being buffeted about by more change than perhaps any other one save medicine. Would your business, your mind, and just maybe your soul not be benefited by a chance to do real thinking of the strategic sort? While surrounded by some remarkable peer persons?
Maybe you have been on the fence about going to Graph Expo, the CEO Forum makes it a no-brainer. This is no junket, altho the setting is very pleasant. This is a very special opportunity to think deeply with some of the keenest minds in our industry about that all important question - what comes next?
As you know, I am a fervent and relentless believer in the IAPHC's EPIC Mission Mandate to Educate/Promote/Inform/Connect all our members with the Global Graphic community.
The Print CEO Forum is your chance to do all four of the legs of our EPIC inspiration. Unless you are a hobby printer, you owe it to your business and your stakeholders, i.e., your family, your employees, your customers, your vendor-partners, and just maybe your financiers too (drat:) to invest in your business and yourself with peers who want to go to the next level.
I am very grateful to our friends Randy Davidson and Adam Dewitz at WhatTheyThink, and the good folks at manroland for providing us (me and you) with this great opportunity. Last year at Print 09, I told Dr. Joe Webb at the first Xerox luncheon that I was his number one fan. If you have been reading the posts I have been putting up every day on the IAPHC Facebook Group page you know I think Jennifer Matt is providing us with razor sharp analysis from her first class mind in every post she offers on her WhatTheyThink blog, called The Web and Print. If they were the only 2 speakers at the event, it would be more than worth the investment, but they are only two of a super star roster of speakers and presenters.
So please travel back above to the registration link, use the IAPHC code to save a hundred bucks and remember to pack your thinking cap, and your body armour as I just might be elbowing you when a speaker lays out a killer idea.
Kevin Keane - Proud Proselytizer for the Potential of Print