LeadingPRINT Summit Calls Industry Execs to Inspire, Lead, Succeed

APTech and WhatTheyThink invite entrepreneurial execs to refresh their leadership know-how with event in Chicago, June 14–15

Nashville, TN The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and WhatTheyThink bring the LeadingPRINT Summit to Chicago, June 14–15 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, followed by a tour of industry-leading print communications company, Quantum Group. The meeting will focus on the leadership skillsets needed to succeed in today’s evolving landscape.

Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies, said, “The LeadingPRINT Summit is a peer exchange for our industry execs to be part of discussion around pressing topics like talent recruitment, business development and enhancing one’s leadership skills. Our thanks, also, go to Cheryl Kahanec, CEO of Quantum Group, for opening the doors of her company to allow LeadingPRINT attendees to tour the Quantum facility.”

Leading companies supporting the industry event are headed by premier sponsors, Canon Solutions America and Landa Digital Printing.

The conference will kick off with an interactive pre-conference workshop, Stop Managing, Start Coaching Workshop, with leadership coach Ken Garner, Principal, Desired Results Through Coaching, who details the disciplines and competencies essential to lead through a modern coaching approach for managers of all levels.

Business proper starts on Thursday morning, with a breakfast briefing on The State of the Industry—Print Outlook 2023 from Richard Romano, Managing Editor, What They Think and author of Printing Outlook 2023, a detailed analysis of the latest WhatTheyThink Business Outlook Survey.

Gary C. Laney, CEO of Success Masters, will present Influential Leadership: The Top 10 Competitive Competencies as he narrows the large field of leadership traits to a set of 10 and defines these elite characteristics as Competitive Competencies.

Linda Bishop, President, Thought Transformation, presents What the CEO Needs to Know (And Fix) About Sales Today focusing on practical solutions to address today’s selling realities and build the skills and systems sales teams need to win.

Jon Budington, President, More Vang, will describe how he faced the challenge to fund new software development projects in his session, The Old Rules Don’t Apply: Financing for New Business Models.

In a hands-on workshop titled, How to Recruit, Attract & Retain the Right People, Dr. Susan Cain, Partner at The Corporate Learning Institute provides solid recruiting tips specific to our industry and demonstrates how attendees can build on their strengths to attract new talent.

Attendees will then travel to the Quantum Group facility in Morton Grove, IL to meet with CEO Cheryl Kahanec and tour the company’s state-of-the-art plant.

To learn of valuable sponsor opportunities, contact Adam Goldman at 312/940-7504 or send him an email at agoldman@aptech.org.

The conference is $299.00 for general registration and $199 for APTech members. If you have questions about the program, contact Julie Shaffer jshaffer@aptech.org, APTech’s VP of Program Development. To register, visit https://Leadingprint.org/summit.

For more information about APTech, its members, and programs for 2023, please visit https://printtechnologies.org/ or send us an email at aptech@aptech.org.


About the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)

APTech is a member-driven association that along with its independent subsidiary, WhatTheyThink, is a premier source of print industry news and analysis; media production; specialty events; and educational content on all facets of today’s print industry. APTech is ANSI-accredited to support national and international standards development for the print industry, including ICC, B65, CGATS and USTAG. For complete information about the association, its programs, and its member companies, visit https://printtechnologies.org/ or send us an email at aptech@aptech.org.

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's go-to information source with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.com, WhatTheyThink Email Newsletters, and the WhatTheyThink magazine. Our mission is to inform, educate, and inspire the industry. We provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today's printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow. For more information visit https://whattheythink.com/.

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