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LIA changes dates to mesh with conference in November

Thursday, 18 August 2005
By Print 21 Online Article

The conference is a consolidation of Printing Industries NSW Conference and Business Awards, the LIA’s Printacular Biennial Conference and the Forum of Asian Graphic Arts Technology (FAGAT) being hosted for the first time by Australia.

Printing Industries acting CEO, Philip Andersen, said the Association was committed to hosting the Forum and staging the NSW Conference in similar periods.

“It made good sense to consider merging our events and even more sense to encourage the LIA to join with us in staging a combined event,” he said. “The result reinforces the conference’s Get Connected theme illustrating the benefits of consolidation and co-operation. The product is a major event that will offer something for everyone in our industry and provide un-paralleled opportunities for the industry to improve its knowledge, networking and business opportunities.”

LIA Federal President, Angus Scott, said the decision to move the LIA conference was a reasonably simple one when the benefits of a co-operative approach were considered.

“All of the traditional activities of LIA conferences will be maintained with the only major difference being the broader environment and focussed exposure which benefits all,” he said.

“Our technical program, strongly supported by a significant grant from the Collie Print Trust, will be showcased and supported by a wider business program and international knowledge exchange. This can only benefit the industry and should serve to demonstrate the importance of industry liaison and co-operation.”

The Conference which will be held at the Shangri – La Hotel, Sydney on the 16 – 19 of November.

It will feature plenary sessions with speakers from Australia, Asia and the USA, an international forum, streamed Business Booster management and technology sessions, country presentations from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Activities also include a major golf tournament, Sydney Harbour Karaoke cruise and conference dinner. The dinner will include the LIA Graduate of the Year Awards and NSW Business Awards.

The Get Connected website will go live shortly on www.printnet.com.au providing full conference information and early bird registration.

For more information contact Joe Kowalewski at Printing Industries on Ph. (02) 9789 7300 email: joe@printnet.com.au > or Bob Lamont at the LIA Ph. (02) 9876 4049 lamont57@ozemail.com.au>.

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