SPIRE Agenda

ThreadX Conference

THE BUSINESS-BUILDING EVENT FOR TOP-NOTCH GRAPHICS PRODUCERS







Keynote Speaker

Jack Daly CEO Professional Sales Coach Inc.

Jack Daly is an experienced and inspirational sales trainer and sales coaching expert, who inspires audiences to take action in the areas of sales management, corporate culture, and sales training. He brings 30 plus years of field proven experience from a starting base with CPA firm Arthur Andersen to the CEO level of several national companies. Jack is a proven CEO/Entrepreneur, having built 6 companies into national firms, two of which he has subsequently sold to the Wall Street firms of Solomon Brothers and First Boston.

Jack’s role as a sales trainer extraordinaire has helped craft “street tested” sales methodologies that help create truly successful sales professionals and profitable companies. His professional sales trainer know-how has turned him into an accomplished sales coaching authority and author of books including Hyper Sales Growth, The Sales Playbook for Hyper Sales Growth and Paper Napkin Wisdom, all Amazon #1 Bestsellers.

Jack is an Ironman on five continents and has completed 95 marathons in over 50 states. He was married to his high school sweetheart Bonnie for 48 years before her passing in 2017 and is the proud grandfather to two grandsons and a new granddaughter. Jack received his B.S. from LaSalle University, an MBA from Wilmington College and held the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army.

Sunday, February 20, 2022 icon-accordion-arrow
  • February 20, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Golf at Jacaranda Golf Club
    Sign up NOW to guarantee a tee time at Jacaranda Golf Club West Course. Transportation to the course is included, and shuttles leave at 9:30 AM from the hotel lobby. Boxed Lunch is included. If you require clubs, they will be available for rent onsite. Spots are limited. *Optional Paid Ticketed Event


    Jacaranda Golf Club
  • February 20, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Welcome Reception and Seated Dinner
    Join us at the Welcome Reception and Seated Dinner to kick off SPIRE 2022. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated dinner by the pool. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case of cooler temperatures. Sign up now! *Optional Paid Ticketed Event


    Main Pool
Monday, February 21, 2022 icon-accordion-arrow
  • February 21, 2022 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Day 1 Breakfast

    Rainforest
  • February 21, 2022 8:00 AM to 8:05 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 8:05 AM to 9:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Hyper Sales Growth
    Jack Daly will explain the importance of leveraging your business’ unique competitive advantages to create systems and processes to be used by your entire sales team to ensure the growth of your company. Jack’s history as a as a CEO, entrepreneur and sales coach make him an expert on the best ways to continuously grow your business.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 9:35 AM to 9:37 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sponsor Video Presentation: Konica Minolta

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 9:37 AM to 10:07 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Seamless Experience in Professional Services
    With ever changing operational, financial, and regulatory issues that affect your organization. An advisor should help seamlessly monitor risk, overcome challenges, meet deadlines, and identify personnel to help you with your workforce needs. From finance to business, and from HR to IT and cybersecurity, the right advisor can transform your business and its operations.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 10:07 AM to 10:09 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sponsor Video Presentation: EFI

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 10:09 AM to 10:24 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    What’s New in Dimensional Printing
    3D printing is more than just prototyping and for those looking for that WOW factor it’s hard to miss Massivit’s extra large format 3D printer – but don’t overlook Mimaki’s small format full-color printer. And for those with UV flatbed printers, the ability to add a little dimension to prints, adds value that shouldn’t be missed.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 10:24 AM to 10:26 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sponsor Video Presentation: North American Plastics

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 10:26 AM to 10:45 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Day 1 Morning Break

    Florida Foyer
  • February 21, 2022 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Supply Chain Changes and Failures
    This session will cover the Supply Chain Changes and Failures that many experienced in the past year. How did they manage these challenges – with substitutions or some other solution? Discussing experiences and challenges. Featuring our Sponsor North American Plastics.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    M&A in a Post-Pandemic World, What’s Changed and What Hasn’t
    As we begin to exit the Pandemic and return to a more normal social and economic environment, we expect to see pent up demand for both buying and selling print and packaging businesses. There are numerous considerations here for both parties, including how valuation is determined and what tax implications might be in an evolving regulatory environment. The bottom line is that while much has changed as a result of the Pandemic, many things in the M&A environment have not, including continued consolidation of a fragmented industry.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 11:30 AM to 11:32 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sponsor Video Presentation: Durst US

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 11:32 AM to 11:47 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Automated Pre Press: Systems and Capabilities
    Prepress software developments in the marketplace are now available to Wide Format Printers for the first time with out an outrageous price tag. This session will give an overview of a Digital Workflow that is Operational. Taking customer orders along with writing, pricing, and scheduling them. Applying color management, GCR, UCR, and sending jobs to the press.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 11:47 AM to 11:49 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sponsor Video Presentation: AGFA

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 11:49 AM to 12:19 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    The Economic Outlook for Graphics Production
    This session will cover the graphic production industry’s performance to date in 2022 and what to expect for the rest of the year. Topics will include how sales, confidence, and profitability are trending; what’s ahead for the American economy and what it will mean for graphics production; where graphic and sign producers plan to invest over the next year; the product markets they expect to grow; and their biggest concerns.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 12:19 PM to 12:21 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sponsor Video Presentation: FUJIFILM

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Day 1 Lunch

    Rainforest
  • February 21, 2022 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Panel Session: Printers Latest Releases
    Interested in learning more about the latest Printers and Releases. This Session will dive into just that covering the latest in hardware releases and user related advancements. Featuring our Sponsors; AGFA, Durst, EFI, and FujiFilm.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Packaging Techniques and Productivity Gains
    This session will cover the current trends in short-run packaging, specifically as it relates to customization and automation. Where are the opportunities today? Do the advances in automation equipment live up to the hype? What about the robotics, can we eliminate human touches? How realistic is lights-out finishing as it relates to custom packaging?


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 2:17 PM to 2:35 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Day 1 Afternoon Break

    Flordia Foyer
  • February 21, 2022 2:35 PM to 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Post Printing Material Handling and Latest Releases
    What are the challenges in considering automation in post print finishing. How close are we to total automation and what stands in the way? Featuring our Sponsor Zund America, Inc.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 2:50 PM to 3:05 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Member Case Study: Sharing Company Story
    Rob Harris and Sean Haley discuss the origins of Composition Systems, Inc. (CSI) as a traditional house and how they migrated from a declining industry (traditional service bureau) into being the print provider that they are today. Specific areas of focus; deciding on an area of expertise, growth of large format and short run digital printing, along with MIS implementation and development.


    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 3:05 PM to 3:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Florida BC
  • February 21, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Dinner at Acquolina
    Acquolina was created to provide a place where people can dine in an elegant, casual setting with excellent service and Italian American Food. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case of cooler temperatures. Sign up now! Spots are limited. Transportation is included and the bus leaves at approximately 5:30 PM. *Optional Paid Ticketed Event


    Acquolina
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 icon-accordion-arrow