Less Than a Month Until IPMA 2018
The upcoming In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) conference is shaping up to be an impressive affair, with more than 140 in-plant managers already registered — nearly 50 of them first-timers. Set to begin June 10 in Costa Mesa, Calif., IPMA 2018 will feature dozens of educational sessions and keynotes, roundtable discussions, two days of vendor exhibits and an awards ceremony in which the In-Print 2018 Best of Show winners will be revealed.
One of the most anticipated sessions will be a debate between Howie Fenton and Barb Pellow on outsourcing versus in-house printing, moderated by IPG Editor Bob Neubauer. It is sure to stir up passionate responses from the in-plant audience.
IPMA’s keynote speakers will be Leon Logothetis, star of the Netflix series The Kindness Diaries, and motivational speaker Scott Burrows, a quadriplegic who has overcome many setbacks and thrived as a result. Preceding Burrows on the opening day of the conference, Neubauer will give an overview of in-plant industry trends using the latest IPG research, including new data on software use in the in-plant.
Topics for IPMA sessions will include USPS Informed Delivery, bicycle mail delivery, lean manufacturing, production inkjet, cyber security, augmented reality, generating new revenue, employee engagement, new revenue generators, Web-to-print and employee engagement. In addition, IPG columnist and former in-plant manager Wes Friesen will offer his thoughts on "Successfully Managing In-plant Operations." See the full agenda here.
To learn more about IPMA 2018 and register, visit IPMA.org. As a perk for those able to stay an extra day, the group will visit one of the country's largest and most impressive in-plants on Thursday, June 14, the Church of Scientology International Dissemination & Distribution Center.