SGIA Business Development Conference Recap

SGIA's breakthrough Business Development Conference — Improve Your Position in the Retail Supply Chain — exceeded the imaging community's expectations by delivering a powerful update on the current retail environment. Attendees came away with exclusive insight and one-on-one time with retail experts from the small-format, symposium-like Conference held May 11–12 in Denver.

The focused Conference offered unmatched networking opportunities and in-depth presentations discussing the impact of retail on the specialty imaging industry — and how taking advantage of this sector can launch future growth and success.

"I was very impressed," said attendee Spencer McMurtry, president of Infinite Graphics in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. "It was very good to be able to network and meet everyone."

Industry suppliers also found value by participating in SGIA's business development efforts. "I'm glad my competitors didn’t come," said Laura Maybaum, graphics market segment manager, Nazdar in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. "This was valuable information to take home to my company and customers."

Attendee Dave Shoup of Markley Enterprise Inc. in Elkhart, Indiana agreed. "The Conference presented great information and it answered a lot of questions," he said.

Conference headliner Carol Spieckerman, president of newmarketbuilders and SGIA's retail partner, presented an overview of the retail landscape and outlined essential strategies to move up the value chain.

Spieckerman also will speak at “Position Your Business to Sell Beyond the Print,” SGIA's Pre-Expo Business Development Conference on October 18 in New Orleans. This half-day event will explore imaging businesses' core competencies and present ways to increase competitiveness through value-added services. Don't miss this exclusive industry event, kicking off the day before the Expo floor opens.


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