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PPI, PIA, and SGIA Launch Event and Conference Partnership

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Jules VanSant.

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The Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI) announces a new collaboration with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). SGIA president & CEO Ford Bowers will launch “Color 2018,” the first in a series of conferences presented collaboratively with PPI and PIA.

While this is the first formal agreement between the organizations, the arrangement builds on a long history of collaboration on programming, including the Continuous Improvement Conference and legislative activities.

“We have successfully partnered with SGIA for years on joint regulatory efforts and on other programming. We are thrilled to extend this partnership going forward,” noted Michael Makin, PIA President and CEO.

Under the agreement, the following conferences will be presented in 2018:

Color 2018 — January 13–16, 2018, San Diego

President’s Conference — March 3–7, San Antonio

The 70th Annual TAGA Technical Conference — March 18–21, Baltimore

Continuous Improvement Conference — April 8–11, Chicago

“This partnership is equally advantageous to SGIA and PIA members. Where our constituencies were, at one time, very distinct, the printing industry is being shaped by the convergence of technologies and markets. With this series of conferences, we’ll be addressing important common issues,” said Bowers.