The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech – Reston, Virginia) has opened registration for its LeadingPRINT Fall 2020 Summit titled The Path Forward: Let’s Get on with Business. The online-only event will take place Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The comprehensive virtual program will deliver “an adventurous agenda of sound business content that will enable and motivate industry leaders to move forward decisively in a year that has been chaotic, uncertain and trying for many businesses and individuals,” said organizers. “The Summit is an intensive program developed exclusively for industry leaders and will provide solid advice from experts that will help attendees thrive, not merely survive, despite the uncertain times.”
Speakers will focus on the key areas of printing and printing-related businesses that have been impacted by the disruptive events of 2020 – including culture, operations, sales, business development, customer dynamics and the importance of next-generation involvement in print. The virtual program will run from 11 am to 3 pm (EST) and will feature discussions with industry gurus and business experts including: Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology; Joe Truncale, Founder & Principal, Alexander Joseph Associates; Mike Philie, Principal, The Philie Group; Leslie Groene, President, Groene Consulting; Brett Josephson, Associate Dean for Executive Development & Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business, George Mason University; Karen Kimerer, Principal, KLK Kimerer & Associates with Joanne Gore of Joanne Gore Communications (a Graphic Arts Magazine regular columnist); and, APTech’s Ken Garner.
“Our mandate is to create maximum value for members and for the greater print community,” said Thayer Long, President of APTech. “The virtual LeadingPRINT summit will help individuals and businesses learn the vital skills they need to thrive in this complicated new world.” The event is an extension of the organization’s LeadingPRINT platform that includes a magazine, podcast series, and live and virtual events designed to bring insight, tools, best-practices, and entrepreneurial success stories to a wider and more diverse audience. The Summit is free to members of Association for PRINT Technologies. Members will receive a complimentary access code to include when registering. Non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee. For more information, please visit the APTech website.