prime-data-girls-who-printEarlier this week I wrote about the value of attending Graph Expo to our clients. Continuous improvement is something we take seriously. And attending events like this one makes us a stronger partner for organizations that are currently using print or looking at it as a means to communicate their messages more effectively.

After going through the agenda, these are my picks for Graph Expo 2016 that will directly lead to better outcomes for our clients. If you’re attending, I’d love to hear which sessions you’ll be attending.

Executive Outlook Conference – Finding New Markets

Sunday, September 25, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Summary

EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK provides economic and marketing information, technological reports, and print trends and forecasts.

SPEAKERS

Andrew D. Paparozzi
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Idealliance (formerly Epicomm)

Doug Grant
President, Westamerica Communications

Hal Hinderliter
Principal, Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services

Thayer Long
President, NPES

Phil Riebel
President, Two Sides North America, Inc.

Gary Ritkes
President, SproutLoud Media Networks

Greg Salzman,
President, Aleyant Systems

Cary Sherburne
Senior Editor, WhatTheyThink.com

Erika Walker
Instructor, Clemson University

Printing By-The-Numbers: Lean/Six Sigma Methodology & Metrics

Sunday, September 25, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Summary

Print managers are responsible for an organization’s culture of quality, and also many of the problems that can erode quality, including inadequate training, neglected SOPs, and poorly designed processes. This session shows how proven Lean /Six Sigma methodologies and metrics can be successfully applied to the print industry.

Speaker

Gordon Rivera
Industry Lecturer, Cal Poly State University & Allan Hancock College

Emerging Technology: Inkjet 2016 Style

Monday, September 26, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Summary

Growth in the production color inkjet market has surpassed everyone’s expectations since its availability in the mid-2000s, when it was primarily focused on transaction and direct mail applications. This session will review the latest developments in inkjet and reveal how to put them to work for clients.

Speakers

Barb Pellow
Group Director, InfoTrends

Jim Hamilton
Group Director, InfoTrends

And last, but certainly not least, we’ll be supporting the Girls Who Print Day. First celebrated in 2012, National Girls Who Print (GWP) Day is an annual event, held on the Tuesday of Graph Expo each year. With over 6,000 members from around the world, the GWP event promotes women in the industry through networking, blogging and education.

If you want to connect with me at the conference send me a note at sfalk@primedata.com, connect with me on LinkedIn or send me a DM on Twitter.