Continuous Improvement Conference 2021 Equips Companies with Best Practices to Boost Operational Performance

For Immediate Release  
June 10, 2021

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Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance  
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This year’s in-person event, being held Aug. 22-24, is powered by PRINTING United Alliance in partnership with the Flexible Packaging Association and TLMI

Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance, in partnership with the Flexible Packaging Association and TLMI, today announce details about the feature-rich 2021 Continuous Improvement Conference. The annual event equips printing and converting companies with the necessary tools to achieve operational excellence by implementing lean concepts as well as other management and quality systems. This year’s event is being held in person on Aug. 22-24 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Registration and the complete event schedule can be found at

Continuous Improvement Conference 2021: Setting the Stage for Success 

The Continuous Improvement Conference offers attendees practical ways to reduce operational costs, speed throughput, and improve customer experience and satisfaction through process improvement. This event is tailor-made for executives and managers playing a vital role in improving operational performance, including those in the following roles:

• President/CEO
• Plant manager
• VP of operation
• Production manager
• Quality manager
• Continuous improvement champions and facilitator

“We are very excited to be conducting the conference in-person again,” says Jim Workman, VP, technology and research for PRINTING United Alliance. “The content is as relevant today as ever, since printing companies without a systematic approach to improving processes and performance will fall further behind. We encourage any company seeking improvement ideas to join us in August.”

Those attending the event will learn how to best implement concepts and tools that can create competitive advantage. Sessions include insight in the following areas:

• Improvement strategies used to raise efficiency and reduce mistakes.
• Implementing lean manufacturing concepts and tools.
• Printing company case studies on engaging employees to search for and eliminate waste.
• Advice and inspiration from renowned authorities in operational excellence.
• Guiding leadership principles propelling some of North America’s best companies.
• How executives lead cultural transformation.
• Eliminating peers' similar challenges in moderated sessions. 

Keynote Speakers

Renowned leaders in the space will be presenting real-life case studies and best practices. Among these notable presenters are the following keynoters:

• Mike Hoseus, executive director, Center for Quality People & Organizations 
• Karen Martin, president, TKMG, Inc. 
• David Veech, founder and president, Leadersights, Inc. 


Event details, pricing, and registration can be found at

About PRINTING United Alliance  
PRINTING United Alliance is the the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain. 

PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.
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