IPMA Conference Draws More Than 100 to Rochester
Despite economy-related cutbacks, more than 100 in-plant managers flocked to Rochester, N.Y., last week to attend the 50th In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference. It featured not only educational sessions and a two-day vendor fair, but visits to the nearby facilities of both Xerox and Kodak.
If there was one recurring theme in the sessions it was this: In tough economic times, in-plants must be more proactive than ever about finding and creating new business opportunities.
Several notable industry figures gave presentations, including NAPL's Howie Fenton, InfoTrends' Barb Pello and RIT's Frank Romano, who caught everyone's attention when he remarked "I still think that nothing ever beats an in-plant in terms of cost."
At the conference, the IPMA board noted that the association is doing well financially and has increased membership by more than 200 in the past year. It was also revealed that next year's IPMA conference will take place in Albuquerque, N.M., from June 6-10.
A full report on all the excellent sessions at the conference will appear in the July issue of IPG.