Subject: The Update: January 17

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 Thursday, January 17, 2019
2019 President's Conference Keynotes Announced

Designed especially for visionary leaders and providing a path for creative innovation, the 2019 President’s Conference will equip you with business strategies and tactics that cannot be found anywhere else in the industry. Join your fellow leaders at the premier leadership event in our industry to share new ideas, collaborate, and learn. Walk away inspired, rethinking the status quo, and ready to tackle your own business challenges.
  • Learn how to tap into the Millennial mind
  • Get advice on growing your business with cutting-edge marketing techniques
  • Hear about becoming a more effective leader
  • Discover ways to build a better workplace culture and inspiring change
  • Start planning for your future to not just survive but thrive
  • Network with executives and managers who face the same day-to-day challenges that you do
  • Enjoy the beautiful desert setting of Phoenix in the springtime, catch some Spring Training ball games, visit some of Scottdale's amazing restaurants, or hit the links at one of more than a dozen golf courses near the resort
  • And don't miss this amazing keynote lineup featuring:
Next Generation Engagement: Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent
Ryan Jenkins, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Columnist, Next Generation Insights

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

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,

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

“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!

Last Chance to Take Our Legislative Priorities Survey!

Knowing what issues are impactful to your company allows PIA to effectively direct government affairs resources to the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing your company and industry today. Please take a few moments to complete PIA’s biennial Federal Legislative Priorities Survey. The survey is open to all PIA member companies and the deadline for completion is January 18.

PIA is committed to ensuring the industry’s voice is heard in Washington, DC. While Capitol Hill may seem worlds away from where you sit today, the laws, regulations, and debates about to take place will most certainly have an impact on your company and industry. With your help, we can successfully advocate on your behalf.

Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!

Should you have questions regarding the Legislative Priorities Survey, please contact us at 800-910-4283 x 770 or

Upcoming PIA Webinars: Free to Members!

PIFE Webinar: Become A Top Employer—Using Traditional And Non-Traditional Benefits To Recruit And Retain Talent
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

The unemployment rate is low and with a lack of skilled workers; how can you compete against the big players? Learn how to leverage your benefits package to recruit and retain top level employees. The discussion will provide you with actionable ideas to enhance your benefits package and give you the advantage you need to be a top employer. 

Learning And The Future Of Work — PART OF 2019 E-LEARNING WEEK!
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:00am to 11:30am EST OR
Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:00pm to 2:30pm EST

There's a changing relationship between learning and working. What we learn today will likely not be relevant in just a few short years. As a result of this trend, employees need support in training opportunities to stay relevant and productive. A trained staff is more productive, happier, and stick around longer. But what's the right formula and more importantly, what is your company's responsibility in all of this? Attend this webinar and learn what "good" looks like when it comes to learning and gain real insights on how you can help your employees take control of their own development. 
Getting Started In CI—Three Metrics You Need To Improve Customer Satisfaction And Operational Effectiveness
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

While there is great interest in continuous improvement (CI) in the printing and graphic arts industry, most small companies struggle to implement lean manufacturing and CI initiatives. In this session we will explore three key metrics that will allow companies of all sizes to simply and effectively get started on their journey towards improved customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness. This webinar is being presented in support of the 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference, the only annual industry event focused on helping companies pursue operational excellence with Lean manufacturing and other management approaches.

All Printing Industries of America webinars are FREE to members and $29 to non-members. An archive of previous webinars can be found in the iLearning Center at, To learn more about becoming a member of PIA, visit
PIA Partner Event:
Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association (MFSA) 2019 Conference 
March 28-31, 2019 | The Woodlands, TX

Discover how digital technology is creating new opportunities for direct mail marketers at the Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association (MFSA) 2019 Conference! This conference is for "Mailers who Print" and "Printers who Mail.”

A three-day event centered around the printing and mailing industry that offers attendees educational sessions, networking, and fun activities. Discover how technology is reshaping the industry and providing new opportunities for mailers, printers, and marketers.
301 Brush Creek, Warrendale, PA 15086, United States
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