The FINANCIAL — The Graphic Users’ Association announces three industry-leading keynote speakers for the 2012 GUA North American Conference, January 16 through 20 at the Hotel InterContinental in New Orleans, according to Kodak.
The 2012 keynoters include Chris Payne, Vice President, B2B Marketing, Eastman Kodak Company; Dr. Joe Webb, Director, WhatTheyThink; and Jim Hamilton, Group Director, InfoTrends Production Group.
The keynote addresses complement the 2012 GUA conference theme, “Sharing Knowledge to Drive Results.” In addition, the speakers represent GUA’s investment in sharing new industry opportunities with graphics communications professionals and printing businesses. At the conference, GUA attendees can learn about maximizing their investments, new solutions and industry best practices and services that enable them to drive business results.
In his session entitled “Kodak—Today and Tomorrow” on Wednesday, January 18, Payne will share an overview of Kodak’s steadfast commitment to its graphic communications customers, partners and marketplace. Payne will also provide a significant preview of what Kodak will share at drupa, and other future views for 2012. In addition to his role as VP in Kodak’s Chief Marketing Office, Payne leads the corporation’s Strategic Planning Group.
“Getting Business—Opportunities for Commercial Printers and Their Clients,” Thursday, January 19, led by Dr. Joe Webb, will focus on providing print service providers with practical strategies for making the transition into effective marketing and communication services.
Insights will include how to best use these strategies through a cross-section of businesses, and how they work today, yesterday, and tomorrow. Webb, one of the graphic arts industry’s best-known consultants, forecasters and commentators, serves as the director of WhatTheyThink’s Economic and Research Center.