PRINTING United Alliance Announces New Live and Local Event Series

For Immediate Release  
Sept. 29, 2021 

Media Contact 
Amanda Kliegl 
Vice President of Public Relations 
PRINTING United Alliance  
703-359-1365 (direct)  
407-346-9800 (cell)

First Live and Local event, sponsored by HP Inc., is taking place Oct. 3 in Minneapolis.

The community-building events were developed to educate local print service providers in areas of trends and convergence, research and economics, and business opportunities for diversification

Fairfax, Virginia — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the launch of a powerful new Live and Local event series. In show of strong support for serving the diversified needs of industry print providers, the first four exclusive events are being sponsored by the Indigo division of HP Inc. 

“These events are designed for local print services providers to make them aware of current industry trends and opportunities to elevate their business operations,” says Mark Subers, president of PRINTING United Alliance Events and Expositions. “The events are unique, highly specialized sessions which combine exemplary education from Alliance subject matter experts with networking opportunities at popular local entertainment venues around the country.” 

The inaugural Live and Local event takes place in Minneapolis in conjunction with the Minnesota Vikings NFL game on Sunday, Oct. 3. 

“We are thrilled to partner with PRINTING United Alliance on bringing the Live and Local event series to fruition,” says Kirk McLean, general manager Americas Indigo and Pagewide, HP Inc. “While technology is critical to executing diversification strategies, understanding the current market and economic trends are more important than ever to keep your business ready to meet the needs of the market.”

Fully Customizable Live and Local Event Experience 

The fully customizable PRINTING United Alliance Live and Local event model provides sponsors with a complete packaged meeting including “white glove” event management service covering all event logistics. This includes securing subject matter expert presenters, all necessary audiovisual, entertainment, food and beverage, transportation, and event space so that sponsors can focus on providing customers with their undivided attention. 

Attendees will hear from PRINTING United Alliance staff and experts on the following subjects:

• PRINTING United Alliance’s latest mission-driven programs and resources
• Convergence of industry segmentation 
• Business diversification trends and strategies
• “State of the Industry” research and related economics 
• Information about the acceleration of analog to digital technology 

Event presenters include:

• James Martin, group president, association, PRINTING United Alliance 
• Andy Paparozzi, chief economist, PRINTING United Alliance 
• Nathan Safran, VP, research, NAPCO Media
• HP representatives highlighting local success stories 

To learn more about the Live and Local event series, contact Chris Curran, group president, PRINTING United Alliance, NAPCO Media at

About PRINTING United Alliance   
PRINTING United Alliance is 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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