IPMA Virtual Conference Off to Strong Start
After a strong start on Monday June 7, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) will continue its 2021 Virtual Conference and Vendor Fair this week. More than 400 people from 171 different companies and organizations registered for the online event. Those in-plants that haven’t can sign up for free here.
After a welcome by IPMA President Kelly Hogg, featuring a touching tribute to long-time IPMA member Rodney Brown, the conference got off to a lively start with keynote speaker Trish Holliday, who explored “Emotional Intelligence” and how it can bring more success into both your work and personal lives. Then Ricoh’s Brent Taylor discussed how technology changes in software, services, and equipment are the catalyst to fully capitalize on the opportunities for success in “The New World of In-Plants.”
At 2:00 p.m. EST/1:00 CST, In-plant Impressions Editor Bob Neubauer presented new IPI research – including brand new data from a survey conducted last week – to offer a glimpse at how the in-plant industry is recovering from COVID-19. He discussed new technology in-plants have implemented during the pandemic, new services they have added and how in-plant managers now feel about resuming travel to industry events. At 4:00 EST, Andy Wright detailed the University of Oklahoma's smart locker installation and some of the decision the university had to make.
The conference will run June 7-18, 2021, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, with 24 in-plant-focused sessions, four per day, and a virtual in-plant vendor fair. Through the generous support of IPMA’s business partners, the association will offer this virtual conference at no cost to not only IPMA members but all members of the in-plant community.
The conference will provide a look into the future for in-plants. Sessions will explore the changes brought on by the pandemic, up-and-coming technologies, in-plant industry trends, and sustainability. Topics will focus on all aspects of in-plant operations: printing, mailing, customer service/experience, management, and leadership.
The conference also provides a forum for connecting attendees with each other and with industry vendors. The online Vendor Fair begins one hour before sessions start and ends one hour after. It will be open between sessions throughout the day.
Visit the site to view the agenda, register, and select sessions.