NAPL and Printing Industries of America Release Joint Statement
NAPL and Printing Industries of America (PIA) recently announced their formal plans to collaborate on a number of projects.
“In the current economic environment, it is critical that we explore how we can work together,” added Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA.
Both associations have agreed to work with their Graphic Arts Show Company partner, NPES, to develop a spring management conference beginning in 2011. This industry-wide event will combine PIA's President’s Conference, NAPL Top Management Conference and NPES Annual Spring Meeting into one comprehensive event that will bring together the best that each meeting has to offer. Oversight and management of the event will be shared among all three organizations through the GASC structure.
In addition, the organizations have agreed to collaborate on major issues facing the printing and graphic communications industry today, including the need to craft and communicate a positive message about print to media specifiers, educators and legislative and regulatory bodies. While acknowledging the efforts currently being made in these areas, both organizations believe the added strength from the combined efforts of PIA and NAPL can generate even greater results that will benefit industry stakeholders.
“We are pleased with the progress we made during these discussions,” said Joseph P. Truncale, president and chief executive officer of NAPL. “We were able to identify opportunities to bring greater value to our members and to the industry at large.”