IPMA Agenda Unveiled, Conference Now Four Days
With just six and a half weeks until the start of its 2022 educational conference, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) has unveiled an ambitious agenda for the event, which will span four full days this year, in addition to two days of pre-conference activities. Taking place June 12-16 in Buffalo, New York, the conference will be IPMA’s first in-person gathering since 2019, and it will be the largest in-plant event of the year, bringing together in-plant print and mail professionals from all segments of the industry.
“The agenda is extremely full and robust and has sessions for all,” says Executive Director Mike Loyd. “Hopefully, we will see everyone June 12-16 in Buffalo."
The conference will include not only four days of educational sessions, but will feature a vendor fair, where attendees can learn about the latest technologies, plus an awards dinner honoring the winners of the In-Print 2022 and IPMA awards. The identities of the Best of Show winners for 2020, 2021, and 2022 will also be revealed at long last.
After an opening reception on Sunday, June 12, where in-plant managers will finally get to greet one another in person after three long years, the conference will kick off Monday morning with a presentation by Bob Neubauer, editor of In-plant Impressions. Citing data from a new IPI industry survey, he will discuss how COVID has changed the in-plant industry, which print applications have become more popular during the pandemic, and what directions in-plants are moving as they prepare for future success.
He will be followed by keynote speaker Tracy Stock who will talk about “How to Create an Amazing Workplace that Steers Passion, Performance & Prosperity." Attendees will learn how to create a differentiating culture that inspires behavior change and fosters peak performance.
Later in the day, Consultant Howie Fenton will offer “Lessons Learned From COVID” as he talks about in-plants he has worked with over the past two years. The conference will continue with numerous roundtable discussions focused on different industry segments, like government, health care, insurance, and manufacturing. A managers’ roundtable moderated by Wes Troup of the World Bank will feature panelists John Sarantakos (University of Oklahoma), Julio Rosado (New York City Police Department), and Bobbi Francis (Kansas Blue Cross Blue Shield).
Throughout the conference, a variety of consultants, vendors, and in-plant managers will share their expertise in sessions with topics like
- Charting the Course to an Effective In-plant
- Ideas for Future-Proofing Your In-plant
- Supply Chain Chaos
- Paper Industry and the Return to the New Normal
- Industry 4.0’s Impact on the Future of Printing
- The Changing Postal Service
- How to Implement a Web-to-print Solution
- The Value of Idealliance G7 Profile Color Management
- How to Switch Workflow Software When It’s Not Meeting Needs
Registration is still open for the largest in-plant event of the year. Learn more and register here.
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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.