IPMA Conference Days Away
“It has been way too long since we last had an in-person conference,” writes In-plant Printing and Mailing Association President Kelly Hogg in the latest IPMA Print Matters newsletter – and he couldn’t be more right. Missing out on the chance to talk with fellow in-plant managers and learn about new opportunities during the pandemic has been difficult on everyone.
The long drought ends on June 12, when the IPMA 2022 conference begins in Buffalo, New York, and continues for four full days. A letter to members in the Print Matters newsletter captures some of the enthusiasm for this long-awaited event:
We are all anxious to be together again in beautiful Buffalo, New York. A full agenda is planned with dynamic speakers, member experts, and industry leaders sharing their knowledge and ideas. Here's an overview of some of the sessions we have planned.
- On Monday morning our keynote speaker will give us tips on how to create an amazing workplace that steers passion, performance, and prosperity.
- On Tuesday morning we will hear how to communicate with kindness and compassion.
- Throughout the conference, we will have sessions on post-COVID strategies, color management, workflow and Web-to-print solutions, several sessions on changes and reforms within the postal service, writing grants, customer service and supply chains issues.
- Management topics such as succession planning, strategies to avoid outsourcing, and working from home will be discussed.
- There will also be industry-specific roundtables, breakout sessions on wide-format, and an "ask me anything" session that will give you an opportunity to pick the brains of some of our most experienced managers.
- We are also excited to have a video shop tour hosted by Oregon State University.
- And don't forget all of the networking opportunities throughout the conference, during breaks, group outings, and visits to the hospitality suite each evening.
If you haven't already, there is still time to register. Use the special code NEWSLETTER to get early bird discount pricing ($150 off). IPI will be there, and we hope to see many of you in Buffalo as well.
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 nearly 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.