Industry Meetings & Events

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PIASC sponsors a wide variety of events, from sales meetings and networking events to conferences and award dinners. Register for an upcoming event today!

23
Jul

WEBINAR: Customization and Personalization with UV for the Retail Market

Digital printing technologies are leading the way toward increased personalization and customization in retail, and UV printing offers high durability an access to a wide variety of substrates. Explore the customization opportunity, and see how this opportunity fits with your business goals.

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1
Aug

WEBINAR: Sustainable Marketing and Operations Tactics That Increase Sales and Reduce Costs

It’s a challenge to “green up” the image of a business segment that is, by its nature, paper-intensive. also tricky to communicate sustainable initiatives without being accused of phony green washing.

Here in the twenty-first century, every business is expected to make good faith efforts toward being less of a burden on the environment. Being more sustainable and communicating sustainability effectively are necessary for the survival of your business. The younger generations that are steadily becoming C-suite decision makers not only expect but will demand some kind of sustainability program or policy from their vendors or corporate partners. Businesses that accept and embrace the challenge will have an easier time maintaining market share as well as attracting and keeping young, talented employees.

The good news is that there are a number of things that printing companies can do now that save money and address these expectations while also communicating good faith intentions and results. This webinar will address a number of strategies and tactics that printing companies can implement to navigate these waters.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Survey data of different demo/psycho groups and their attitudes toward corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • What to absolutely not say or do when it comes to sustainability
  • Replanting trees in a low-cost and sustainable manner as a simple and easily communicated policy
  • Clean energy options that save money
  • Certification of supply chain
  • On-site recycling initiatives
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $29
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2
Aug

PRINT 101: An Introduction to Graphic Communications

Is there someone new to the printing industry? Then this program is for them! This class, full of factual information, some hands on activities will take participants through the basics of printing.

What you will learn: • History of the industry and its impact on society • Terminology • Color Theory • Common machinery used in print production • Basic processes • Post-press finishing operations • Production flow of a job from order entry to delivery • And more!

Who should attend: • Those new to the field of graphic communications whether it be creatives, sales, administration, customer service or production. • Those wanting a refresher course. • Those who want to make sure they are not missing anything.

Members: $75 (Lunch is included)
Non-Members: $150 (Lunch is included)
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6
Aug

WEBINAR: Accelerate Your Sales Pipeline

This informative, business-building session will address how to accelerate sales, how buyer behavior is changing, how to connect with communities, and harnessing the power of data collection. Learn new strategies to give your sales pipeline a needed boost.

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20
Aug

WEBINAR: What We Can and Can’t Do with Employment Background Screening

Sign up for this upcoming webinar where Cody Farzad of Employers Choice Online will be discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of employment background screening. 

Be up to date on current laws and what is allowed and not allowed specifically in California. We’ll also focus on what employers should be mindful of when conducting new hire background checks. 

WE WILL DISCUSS: 

• Ban The Box / Fair Chance Acts

• Salary History Bans

• Social Media Searches

• Compliant Disclosures / Authorizations 

Employers of any size and location will benefit from this webinar. 

Don’t miss this FREE member-only webinar with Employers Choice Online, Inc., our preferred partner. Log in and be prepared to interact by asking questions.

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
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22
Aug

WEBINAR: PRINTING United: New Expo Opportunities & Industry Economic Update

In the lead-up to this year’s inaugural PRINTING United expo in Dallas, get an inside view into all the excitement, education and opportunity that will be on display during the event (Oct. 23-25). This webinar will also feature the findings of recent research reports, and will feature vertical markets and product areas, operating ratio information, and how current economic conditions are affecting today’s printing industry. Join this session for an excellent view of what’s to come.

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
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22
Aug

WEBINAR: Strategic Planning And The Link To Succession Planning

Do you feel like the ideas are there and you have a great team, but you just don’t achieve and sustain the results you are looking for? If so, it’s likely that poor planning is holding your company back. Strategic planning is the foundation to long term vision and performance. As with most initiatives, the time spent planning is just as important as the initiative itself. This is your opportunity to learn a proven strategic planning process that will help ensure your plans become reality. You’ll also find out why identifying and developing future leaders of your company needs to be part of any strategic planning effort.

You Will Learn

  • What is strategic planning
  • The six-step process
  • Secrets to success
  • What causes the planning process to fail
  • The connection to succession planning
  • How to get started
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $29
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27
Aug

WEBINAR: Like a Pro: How to Analyze an M&A Opportunity

The print industry is ever-evolving and as a result, M&A transaction structures for companies within the industry are constantly shifting. 

If selling or merging has crossed your mind, you need to make sure you’re familiar with the most up-to-date options and prioritize the creation of a sale or acquisition strategy before you do anything else. 

In this webinar M&A expert Joe Polanco of New Direction Partners, will talk about: 

• Thinking and Preparing to Buy or Sell – 

From an Owner’s Perspective 

• Understanding Value in Current Trends 

• Learning lessons from Others Mistakes 

• What’s Attractive (and What’s Not) to Buyers 

Who should attend? 

CEO’s, Owners and Presidents 

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
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10
Sep

WEBINAR: How to Get Paid On Time (Also Assuring Good Paying Customers Stay that Way)

When you extend credit, one of the costs of doing business is the fact that some percentage of your receivables (2% to 5% in most industries) will become delinquent (one or more days past due) at some point during the year. The question is, what type of processes and tools can be put in place to increase the probability that your customers will pay you on time, almost all of the time. Join us for this informational one-hour webinar with our preferred partner AG Adjustments where Sam Fensterstock a 25-year credit & collection industry veteran will talk about the various components necessary to manage customer credit risk and increase the likelihood of getting paid on time. 

In this presentation Sam will review: 

• Software – Why you need advanced tools and software to help you do your job and manage your customers

• Onboarding of your customer – the power of making good decisions

• Internal Collection Process – why you need a defined and documented process

• 3rd Party Placement Strategy – when a customer does become a payment problem, what do you do?

• Conclusion

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
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17
Sep

21st Annual Paper & Substrate Show

Join us for a day of honoring our beloved… papers! We’ll welcome the spirits of long lost sample books with an ofrenda (altar) that pays tribute to the difficult task of selecting stock. We’ll eat, drink and make memories to celebrate the wonderful cover, text, book, linen, vellum, felt and even smooth papers of our time. To set the spirited mood, the room will be decorated with calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), and of course papel picado (meticulously made paper art).

All that’s left to prepare for your Día de los Papers celebration is to register now for PIASC’s 21stAnnual Paper & Substrate Show. From the latest substrates to the coolest samples, this is your chance to experience and share your life-affirming joy of paper.

Pre-Register by 8/30
Members: $30
Non-Members: $40, Students/Designers $20
Register after 8/30:
Members: $40
Non-Members: $50, Students/Designers $30
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3
Oct

Print 19

October 3-5, 2019

The printing and graphic communications industry is ever-evolving. Your business success depends on you evolving along with it. PRINT is the one place that helps you do just that—offering all the education, tools, products and innovations you need to grow your business and achieve your goals. As the proven event for the entire community of printing and graphic professionals—from creatives to executives, production specialists to sales and marketing teams—this is the only industry event tailored to the unique needs of each specialty. Whatever your goal, PRINT helps you get there.

Contact: Thayer Long
(703) 264-7200
tlong@npes.org

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19
Oct

The 11th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair

Activities running throughout the day:

Shopping
Letterpress Swap Meet
General Gallery Tours and Type Casting
Hands-on Printing
The 50’s Printing Shop
Paper Making

For more information or comments regarding the 2019 Los Angeles Printers Fair, contact fair@printmuseum.org.

General admission is $10, Kids 12 and under $5
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23
Oct

PRINTING United

PRINTING United is the largest printing-focused expo in North America, with a focus on highlighting the best new technologies, printing convergence and instilling its attendees with latest business-building knowledge.

Registration contact:
Heather Ward
Event Operations Manager
Tel: (703) 359-1366
Email: hward@printingunited.com

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12
Jan

Color Conference 2020

In January 2020, Printing Industries of America and SGIA is hosting the premier color event in the industry—COLOR20. We are continuously on the lookout for new speakers and topic ideas for this event. Our goal with COLOR20 is to deliver helpful, practical, real-world sessions to our conference attendees.

Contact: Jenn Strang
(412) 259-1810
jstrang@printing.com

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15
Mar

Save the Date: TAGA Annual Technical Conference

TAGA is the premier global association for individuals researching, developing, and studying graphic arts technology and hosts an Annual Technical Conference for print professionals, scientists, researchers, university professors, and students.

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5
Apr

Save the Date: 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference

The 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 5-8 in Columbus, Ohio) is the only annual event focused on helping custom manufacturers such as printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking.

Whether you’re starting a structured improvement program, or are looking for ways to sustain and improve your existing efforts, the conference has content specifically designed for your knowledge level.

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