ING Conference       September 8, 9, and 10, 2017

9:00 – 9:05Conference opening Joe Bowman – VP Operations The Plain Dealer – welcome and opening
9:05 – 9:35Keynote Joe Deluca  Tampa Publisher and Vice President, Tampa Bay Times
 “Embracing the Challenge & Leading the Change”
9:35 – 10:05Developing a Successful Commercial Printing Proposal
 Bob Dagostino Commercial, Print Manager, Plain Dealer Publishing Co.
10:05 – 10:35Energy Efficiency planning at the Minneapolis Star Tribune
 Chandon Rao, Graphet Data Mining
10:35 – 10:50Update on The Boston Globe’s New Production Facility
 Rich Masotta, Vice President of Operations, The Boston Globe
10:50 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Power Hour Round Tables
 Attendees to break into small groups and discuss cost savings and revenue
 generating ideas and best practices.  Moderated by ING board members who
 report out to the entire conference.
12:00 – 1:00Lunch 
1:00 – 1:05ING Update, PRINT 17, logistics, etc. Joe Bowman
1:05 – 1:35Keynote 2 Wayne Pelland, Vice President – Commercial Print, Third Party
 Distribution and Operations, Gatehouse Media
 Review of recent newspaper purchases, printing consolidation strategy, and the future vison of Gatehouse Media
1:35 – 2:35Obsolescence, Solving End of Life Issues and Improving Reliability
 Moderator; Gary Owen, Muller Martini
 Dave Preisser – VP Production, Houston Chronicle Media Group
 Joe Lochard, CRL, Director of Business Development, Allied Reliability Group
 Bryan Carr – VP Production, The Buffalo News
 The Buffalo News’ Asset Reliability and Condition Monitoring Program
2:35 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 3:15Applied Printing Innovations from Around the World
 Erich Wagner,  Engineer, manroland web systems, Augsburg
3:15 – 4:30Conducting the Best Testing
 Moderator; Bill May, VP Operations Dallas Morning News
 Dennis Cheeseman – US Ink
 Georgina Hansell – Resolute Forest Products
 Dave Maestas – Kodak
 Eric Scott – Press Manager, Tampa Bay Times
 Process less plate testing
4:30 – 5:00Achieving the IFRA Color Quality Club;  Preparation and Judging and Conversion to 40 gram newsprint – results.
 Aaron Phipps, Director of Operations, Grand Rapids Press
5:00Questions and Review, Wrap up and Social Hour