Conferences

The Printing Industries of America offers a range of conferences throughout the year.

TAGA Annual Technical Conference
Organized in 1948, the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is the only global professional association for the graphic arts industries. TAGA serves the chief technology officer, chief information officer, and research & development manager at printers, publishers, and premedia companies, as well as engineers and scientists employed by graphic arts equipment manufacturers and software suppliers. TAGA’s annual technical conference is the only international conference for the graphic arts that features technical papers on research right out of the laboratory, studies from the pressroom, and software and systems engineering papers. For individuals whose responsibilities include staying on top of graphic arts technology in order to plan future company direction, then TAGA’s annual conference should be the number one education priority!

Continuous Improvement Conference
The Continuous Improvement (CI) Conference focuses on practices to reduce costs and increase excellence in print manufacturing and customer satisfaction. The conference stresses practical ways to cut wasted money and time, including the application of Lean manufacturing principles and tools (such as 5S, standard work, and quick changeover) to the printing industry. There are session focused on Leadership and Culture, Process and Tools—Advanced, and Process and Tools—Fundamental.  The event is ideal for presidents, plant managers, vice presidents of operations, manufacturing and production managers, quality managers, and team leaders—anybody playing a vital role in their company’s operational performance. The CI Conference is presented by Printing Industries of America in partnership with Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). Visit ci.printing.org for more information.

Color Management Conference
This is the industry’s premier educational event for companies seeking to improve their control and management of color. It is designed for those new to color management, as well as veteran practitioners looking to stay on top of technology developments and use. With a resource area featuring almost all leading software and equipment companies in the field, a state-of-the-art hands-on computer lab, and over 50 sessions, the Color Management Conference is a one-stop resource for information on color management.

President's Conference
The President’s Conference is the event for business leaders, top managers, and owners of companies that offer printing services! Whether you consider your company a marketing service provider, a packaging solutions firm, a display graphics enterprise or a supply chain management company, if you PRINT, the President’s Conference is for you! Sessions focus on topics that matter right now, covering business development, leadership, and finance. This is an unapologetically “by and for printers” leadership event and you’ll find virtually every session relevant to your business!

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2009 (updated 12/29/2015)

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