Kristen to Speak at SPIRE 2023

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Kristen to Speak at SPIRE 2023

This February, Kristen will be speaking at SPIRE. Hosted by Printing United Alliance, they describe this invitation and member-only event as “a unique network of CEOs and top executives from industry leaders in retail, point-of-purchase, OEM, transit, outdoor and similar graphic solutions. The SPIRE group convenes annually to learn about emerging trends and industry conditions, gain insight on where to take their businesses, share experiences with similarly focused peers, and enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues and friends.”

Each event features educational programming presented by thought leaders in the printing industry focusing on business management, market access and more. Their goal is to provide “industry leaders in printing a convenient, powerful, and practical learning experience.”

SPIRE sessions focus on a range of topics.

Kristen will be presenting the following session on Monday, February 27.

Digital Print Opportunities for Commercial and Residential Interiors
In this presentation, you will learn about the different materials that cover the multiple surfaces of commercial and residential interiors. We will break down the market segments and discuss product margins, substrates, and potential customers. Finally, we will examine marketing strategies specific to the Interiors community.

Other sessions include:

  • Examining the Current State of the Wide-Format Market and How We Can Thrive in 2023, co-presented by Andy Paparozzi, Chief Economist at Printing United Alliance and Denise Gustavson, Editor-in-Chief at Wide-format Impressions.
  • Employee Development, presented by Barry Polan, Chief Revenue Office at Image Options.
  • The Way We Lead, presented by Cecilia Gorman, President of Creative Talent Partners.
  • Trends in Industry Consolidation, presented by Mark Hahn, Senior Managing Direction at Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC.

The keynote speaker is Ryan Avery, owner of Avery Today, Inc. His session is entitled, Go From A to THE: Stop Being A Leader. Start Being THE Leader!


When: February 26 – 28,2023
Where: La Quinta Resort and Clube in La Quinta, CA
Who: Participation is limited to SPIRE and Printing United members. Those who are members and interested in attending can request an invitation here.

Will you be attending? If so, please find Kristen and say hello in person!


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