Subject: RELEASE: 2019 President's Conference Keynotes and Activities

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Media Contact: 
Jenn Strang
412-259-1810, jstrang@printing.org

Program Contact:
Joe Marin,
412-259-1730, jmarin@printing.org
2019 President's Conference Keynotes and Special Activities Announced

Pittsburgh, PA—Printing Industries of America has announced the 2019 President's Conference keynote speakers and special activities. The 2019 President's Conference program was designed especially for industry leaders to help provide a path for creative innovation and the latest business strategies and tactics. It is the aim of the organization for the attendees to walk away inspired, rethinking the status quo, and ready to tackle their own business challenges.

“This event is such a draw to business leaders. It’s an opportunity for them to not only learn, but also share their experiences and talk about their day-to-day struggles and triumphs,” said Joe Marin, Vice President of Education and Training at Printing Industries of America.

This year's keynote sessions include:

Next Generation Engagement: Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent
Ryan Jenkins, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Inc.com Columnist, Next Generation Insights

Session Description: 66% of Millennials expect to leave their organization by the end of 2020. The absence of Millennial loyalty and engagement represents a serious threat to the longevity of any business. Get valuable insights, facts, and steps to attract, retain, and build a strong bench of future leaders.

Five Effective Strategies to Create a Consistently Innovative Culture
Ellenore Angelidis, former Amazon executive and founder and Board President of the Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund

Session Description: Leaders in all industries strive for innovation as part of their culture, but few achieve it. Invention can come from anyone within your organization—but only if you cultivate an atmosphere that inspires employees to share their best ideas. Learn five impactful, real-world strategies that you can incorporate today in your business to foster an everyday culture of innovation.

Inspire Change with Disruptive Wonder
Kelli Anderson, Designer, Paper Engineer, kellianderson.com

Session Description: Changing means rejecting complacency and the normal order of things. In this inspirational and entertaining session, artist, designer, tinkerer, and TED-Talk speaker Kelli Anderson uses her designs as examples to show how an avenue to finding better opportunities is by making disruptions—large or small—that are sitting right in front of you!

I Know Why Your Sales Reps Aren’t Selling More
Bill Farquharson, Sales Trainer & Author, AspireFor

Session Description: “Our prices are too high. No one returns my calls. Everyone buys on price. They already have a vendor.” Sound familiar? Learn proven strategies and instantly applicable ideas to achieve extraordinary results from our industry’s sales development authority!
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Also slated for the program this year are two special activities open to all attendees. Building from last year's successful event, this year’s Women’s Leadership in Print Reception will feature a lively session of speed networking. We will also toast the launch of the Women's Print Mentoring Network, a joint initiative of Printing Industries of America and Girls Who Print, which is open to all women in the print industry. Be a part of this great networking opportunity and celebration.

Built into the schedule will also be a visit to the cutting-edge 90,000-square-foot facility at Runbeck Election Services. In 2018 alone, Runbeck produced nearly 31 million ballots for 15 different states! “This facility is truly remarkable. The amount of detailed effort that goes into the production of a single election ballot is impressive, but at this volume it’s astounding,” said Marin.

The President’s Conference will be held March 3-5, 2019 at the Phoenix Marriott Resort at the Buttes. This stunning property, situated mountainside, has breathtaking views of the desert-scape and is conveniently located near restaurants, golf courses, and shopping venues. The conference weekend was selected especially because it coincides with the opening weekend of
 Spring Training baseball, so attendees can catch a game while they are in town.

The cost to attend the 2019 President's Conference is $995.00 for PIA and SGIA members and $1195.00 for non-members. Group discounts for two or more attendees from the same company are available and companion rates are just $300.00. For more information about the event, visit www.presidentsconference.com

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