The Metro Production Conference Board of Directors would like to thank all of you for your attendance and participation at the 2016 conference. This confirms our beliefs that having an all inclusive conference for the entire industry has value. The conference was attended by a total of 288 print industry representatives, a number that has grown steadily over the past 5 years. This number includes representative from (71) different print facilities across the U.S, and internationally from Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica and Aruba. The conference was also supported by (65) different vendors and suppliers. Wow, what a turn out.
This year the Manroland Users Group (MRUG) held their annual meeting during the MPC conference.
We also introduced our newest board member Miguel Cifuentes, Director at El Mercurio in Santiago Chile. Mr. Cifuentes also represents the ATDL conference serving Latin America as Vice President. We share many similarities and will be collaborating further going forward to strengthen our communications.
A big thank you also to our key note speaker Bernie Szachara and all the presenters for their contributions and willingness to share their knowledge and experience. We thank our technical experts and industry specialists for providing valuable information in dealing with production issues. As promised, the presentations are posted on our web site for your use at www.metroproduction.org. A list of all attendees is also available there.
For 2017, we have committed to stay at the SaddleBrook Resort and the dates will be June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We anticipate our attendance will continue to grow. We work toward including more delegates and groups to share knowledge, ideas and new technologies. We were also fortunate to have The Florida Business Continuity Group open up their Thursday meeting to all Metro delegates. This hopefully provided valuable information that can help sites manage through any potential business interruption.
Our vision and mission is to keep growing and evolving your conference to stay relevant and valuable to our ever changing industry.
We hope you will not only plan to join us next year but also spread the word so that others may have the opportunity to benefit and contribute to our meetings. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated as they help us develop ways to improve the conference and to keep it current and valuable. If you have suggestions for topics, or a presentation, please contact us. All Board members contact information is available under the “Board of Directors” tab on the left side of the web site home page (www.metroproduction.org).
We will be sending out communications and updating the web site to keep you informed on the 2017 conference. As always, keep us in mind as you plan your future travel budgets.
Your Metro Production Board
Ken Coates – Jason Birket – Nick Vangelos - Jeff Lansing - Miguel Cifuentes- Ragy Isaac - Doug Gibson - Alvin Nesmith - David Stenstrom – George Isaac.