Explore Print Revolution at PRIMIR Summer Meeting


2017 Program Highlights: Three New PRIMIR Research Studies, Expert Panel Discussions, Plant Tour, and More

Reston, VA–PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, the market research arm of NPES, announces the PRIMIR Summer Meeting will take place June 19-21, 2017, at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Themed "Print Revolution: Profitable New Roads to Success" the 2017 PRIMIR Summer Meeting will be packed with data and content from three new PRIMIR studies, keen insights and perspective from a "hot topic" printer panel session, a local plant tour, plus the world debut of an exceptional new NPES market data program named "ExpliStats".

First up, a new PRIMIR study addressing "North American MIS/ERP Adoption in Commercial Printing," presented by David Zwang, Zwang & Company, will showcase what typical features of MIS/ERP solutions are purchased, the extent to which they are implemented, and how they are currently integrated into the standard print shop workflow to reveal which MIS/ERP solutions are most popular, what capabilities are most important, adoption rates, and more.

The learning lineup continues with another new PRIMIR study presentation focused on the "Adoption of LED UV Curing in Printing," featuring findings by Marco Boer, I.T. Strategies, that delve into the application of these technologies along with the barriers, drivers, and opportunities for further adoption in North American print markets. Also to be explored will be whether LED-curing could be the technology that makes offset printing more efficient and capable of competing with digital printing technologies.

"The North American Market for Printed Rigid and Flexible Plastics," a third new PRIMIR study release, to be co-presented by David Billy and Justin Shemonsky of Dynovel, will shed new light on this important industry growth area that offers exciting new business opportunities for the print sector. This session will explore the expanding market and drill down into niche markets such as lenticular, to provide a current understanding of the processes, applications, and emerging trends.

New for this PRIMIR meeting will be the launch of an exclusive and valuable new market data program by NPES – "ExpliStats". As participants will learn from Dr. Joe Webb of Strategies for Management, the new program will strip away the frustration many industry executives and marketing specialists encounter in their attempts to use government data to assist them in examining industry demographic and marketing information. The new "ExpliStats" program provides a user-friendly dashboard with a wealth of information available on the number of U.S. print establishments, employment, revenues/shipments, and capital expenditures across the spectrum of industry segments. PRIMIR meeting participants will learn how to use this new member-only resource to examine market sizing and market share, as well as to develop regional territory and product planning for sales, service, and distribution—all through effective use of historical and current data and trends, and market projections through 2020.

Next up, PRIMIR partners with the Graphic Arts Association (GAA) for what promises to be a highly engaging printer panel session followed by an eye-opening local plant tour. The printer panel will identify what companies are doing to innovate, differentiate, specialize, and provide new services to succeed in the current challenging marketplace. The local printer/packaging facility tour will showcase technologies, applications and processes that represent the dynamics in the current marketplace. PRIMIR's partnership with GAA on these two program highlights demonstrates a valuable synergy between both organizations.

Always a dynamic forum for industry managers and experts from across the graphic communications industry to engage, signature components of this, and every PRIMIR meeting include highly rated roundtable sessions in which strategic business intelligence needs are voiced and incorporated into the RFP objectives for the upcoming year's research studies. Additionally, ample time is provided for the always popular networking and social events.

For more information about the 2017 PRIMIR Summer Meeting, contact Rekha Ratnam at phone: 703/264-7200; e-mail: rratnam@primir.org, or register online at: www.npes.org/PRIMIRSummerMtgReg.

PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, is a global source of data, analysis and trend information about print and related communications industries. PRIMIR research is funded by member dues as well as through support from NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. PRIMIR is the market research unit of NPES. PRIMIR annually provides over $500,000 in timely research studies including relevant market data and detailed information on graphic communications and related fields. For more information about PRIMIR, research studies, or membership, visit: www.primir.org or phone: 703/264-7200.

About NPES
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a U.S. trade association representing more than 650 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of printing, publishing and converting processes. NPES is a co-sponsor of the global PRINT exhibition and GRAPH EXPO—the largest and most comprehensive prepress, printing, converting and package printing, binding and finishing, mailing and fulfillment, and digital, inkjet, offset, flexo, gravure, and hybrid technologies, products and services trade show and conference in the Americas. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and membership, visit: www.npes.org or phone: 703/264-7200.

About GAA
The Graphic Arts Association is the only regional trade association for the printing industry serving Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The mission of the Graphic Arts Association is to provide business relationships, expertise and education that ensure the strength and profitability of member companies in the graphics, print and digital communications industries in DE, PA and NJ. Phone: 215/396-2300 or visit: www.graphicartsassociation.org for more information.


Source: NPES