PIA Seeks Speakers for 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference to be held April 14-17, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas. Conference organizers are seeking industry professionals willing to share their lessons learned in implementing continuous improvement strategies.

Last year individuals from Excelsus Solutions, Gill Studios, GLS/NEXT Precision Marketing, Mimeo, Multi-Color Corp., Vox Printing, Wright Global Graphics, and several other companies presented at the conference. Some of our speakers are executives while others have been operations, production or process improvement managers. Also welcome are submissions from continuous improvement consultants and professionals outside the industry if the topics are directly relevant to print manufacturers.

The Continuous Improvement Conference presented by Printing Industries of America is the only annual event focused on helping printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking.

A wide range of topics are covered at the conference and fall into one of four categories:

  • Leadership and Culture (servant leadership, leading with Lean mindset, leader standard work, etc.)
  • Process and Tools--Fundamental (5S, visual management, standard work, quick changeover, etc.)
  • Process and Tools--Advanced (sustaining, policy deployment, value stream mapping, etc.)
  • Growing and Developing People (acquiring/onboarding talent, best practices, training, coaching, mentoring, etc.)

The deadline to submit a speaking proposal is August 31, 2018. All topic submissions will be reviewed by the Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee. For more information on becoming a speaker at the 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference or to submit a proposal, please visit ci.printing.org/call-for-speakers.