Thursday, March 5, 2015

IRgA / ERA Convention in Atlanta - Press Release from the IRgA


March 4, 2015
Contact: Ed Avis,, 708-218-7755

Reprographics Professionals to Gather in Atlanta in April

            Increasing profit will be the focus of the educational sessions at the 2015 joint convention of the Eastern Reprographics Association and the International Reprographic Association on April 9-11 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta. As the reprographic industry evolves into new technologies, the convention provides a great opportunity for reprographers to keep up to date, share ideas, and learn how to best position their businesses for success.
            “I am excited about the unique opportunity to explore emerging and potentially game changing technologies in furthering our completive advantages in the marketplace” says Michael Shaw, ERA president.       Highlights of the convention include educational sessions on the latest technologies, a keynote address geared towards competitiveness, and presentation of the annual George Bukovsky Award.

Education Sessions
            Two main educational sessions will be held on April 10, the main day of the convention.

Head-to-Head Comparison of the Latest Production Print Technologies A panel of reprographics shop personnel who have been using the newest production print technologies will compare and contrast the latest offerings from the major players in the marketplace.  

Digital Services: Are You Making Enough Money? This panel will discuss how to maximize revenue by charging appropriately for digital services, from scanning to document management to quality control.   

Keynote Address on Competitiveness
            Another highlight of the convention will be keynote speaker Jaynie L. Smith, author of “Creating Competitive Advantage” and a noted consultant and speaker. Smith's keyote presentation will provide a fresh perspective on competitive positioning. She will provide the framework for uncovering and touting your own competitive advantages to measurably increase your companies’ customer retention and sales close rates. The keynote address will take place Friday night, April 10.

Bukovsky Award
            IRgA’s highest honor, the George Bukovsky Award, will be bestowed upon Michael Cully, president of AIR Graphics in Boston, at the banquet on April 10. The Bukovsky Award recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to the reprographics industry.

International Flair
            Reprographers from Germany will also participate in the convention. Achim Carius, executive director of Motio, the German reprographics organization, will discuss the formation and success of its affiliate organization,

The Latest Equipment and Technology
            The trade show at the convention will contain the largest collection of reprographics equipment and technology available in any one place in 2015. And the setting is designed to foster conversation and hands-on experiences.

Registration Information

            Individuals interested in attending the convention can find more information and links to the registration form at!/

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