Printing United Alliance, a member-based printing and graphic arts association operating in North America, has confirmed its inaugural Leadership Summit’s programme and advisory board.

Taking place across 12-14 February in West Palm Beach, Florida the Leadership Summit builds on the foundation of the Alliance’s previously held Spire events. The 2024 Leadership Summit will address the ‘industry’s most pressing challenges’, in a peer-to-peer environment where exclusive research-based presentations are offered. The agenda also includes sessions based on analysis from business intelligence reports, as well as findings from exclusive studies that identify the top segments for printing in the US market and the convergence/diversification patterns across the industry. Convergence and diversification are hallmarks of Printing United Expo, the Alliance’s annual cross-industry print trade show. There will also be executive boardroom sessions moderated by professional facilitators and one-to-one meetings at the forthcoming summit. An attendee-only executive briefing will be created and distributed to all attendees, which will include input from all groups with actionable takeaways and best practices.

The advisory board for the 2024 Leadership Summit has now been confirmed and includes: Brian Adam, president, Olympus Group; Eric Blohm, president and COO, Freedom Graphic Systems; Lane Hickey-Wiggins, president and CEO, Douglass Screen Printers; Brian Hite, principal and co-founder, Image Options; Eric Kahle, chief revenue officer, Visual Marking Systems; Jennifer Pettinger, CEO, Sun Print Solutions; and Jonathan Wallace, president, Wallace Graphics.

Ford Bowers, Printing United Alliance CEO, said, ‘As a printer, broadening your circle of peer relationships is one of the most important aspects of preparing your business to meet the challenges of today.

‘To do so in an environment that structures conversation while also allowing freeform dialog is unique and powerful. The Leadership Summit was built with this in mind. I have no doubt that attendees will appreciate this singular and much needed event.’

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