ING will return to a live networking conference in the fall of 2022.
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Information about Newport
Newport is a city set on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island. Its yacht-filled harbor hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta, for many years. Newport is also known for the Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Avenue, some of which are now museums. The most famous is The Breakers, an 1895 mansion patterned after a Renaissance palace.
Newport is a beautiful city worth a visit no matter what time of the year. It’s easy to see why the area has remained such a beloved vacation destination throughout the decades. The city is rich in history, there’s plenty of shopping and good food, and the boutique hotel scene is on point.
Newport has a great wow factor with the cliff walk, mansions, ocean views along with several great restaurants. In addition to the mansions, Newport is also known for its beaches. You can spend your time enjoying the coastal views along the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk. Swim, surf, or lounge on the popular First Beach or one of the many other public beaches in the town
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2022 Conference Program
NEWPORT, RI – HOTEL VIKING
HOST NEWSPAPERS – THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL AND THE NEWPORT DAILY NEWS
SEPTEMBER 17 – 19, 2022
Saturday, September 17
|6:00 – 7:30 PM||Opening Reception|
Sunday, September 18
|7:30 – 8:15 AM||Board Meeting|
|7:30 – 8:30||Breakfast and Check In|
|8:30 – 8:45||Welcome by Wayne Pelland – SVP Publishing Operations; Gannett|
|8:45 – 9:15||Keynote Speaker: Maribel Perez-Wadsworth – President, Gannett Media|
|9:15 – 10:00||Last Mile: Bernie Kosanke/McClatchy
Post Media Parcel Services: Ben Edelstein
McClatchy – magazine delivery for A360: Bernie Kosanke
Indyship, space utilization: Tony Simmons
Consortium update – Bernie and Ben
|10:00 – 10:15||Break|
|10:15 – 11:00||Newsprint: Frank O’Toole and Nari Walsh
New entrants to the marketplace and availability
Freight and Logistics
Possible paper mill representative
|11:00 – 11:45||Group Breakouts – Post It Note brainstorming with teammates
Discussion topics on everyone’s mind: Changing FODs, consolidating press runs, trucking, best practices for cost savings and efficiencies and home delivery service.
|11:45 – 12:00||Presentations by groups of best ideas.|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch on the patio|
|1:00 – 1:50||All-Star Operations Presentations|
|2:00 – 2:30||HR 201: Jim Jones, Advance Newspapers: Doug Wilson, Adams Newspapers
Challenges of hiring:
Top 10 Ideas for retaining and recruiting talent.
RaP (Rent a pressman)- Tom Loesch, imPRESSions Worldwide
|2:30 – 3:00||Trucking Synergies and Opportunities Panel Discussion: Steve Wagenlander, Gannett
Andrew Malek – Andrews Trucking
Mike DeNardo – DeNardo Consulting
Chris Hood – Hood Trucking
|3:00 – 3:30||Delivery via USPS – Richard Rinehart, McClatchy
Brad Hill – Interlink
Mail Processing – Wayne Peland
|3:30 – 4:00||Break and networking|
|4:00 – 4:30||Plant Consolidation: Mike Kreppert/ Mike Donohue|
|4:30 – 4:45||Closing remarks/wrap up Richard Rinehart – VP Operations McClatchy|
|5:15 – 6:00 PM||Board Meeting|
Monday, September 19
|11:00 AM||Gannett/ING Golf Tournament by invitation only. (Newport National)
Registration for golf must be completed by August 10 to confirm your spot. Please contact Margaret Beland email@example.com or Denice Bellotti firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your spot!
|06:30 PM||Dinner at 22 Bowens, Newport, RI|
Hotel Viking – Host Hotel
1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840
936 West Main Road Middletown, RI 02842
Block of 25 Rooms while available (Book before Aug 17th)
Sunday 10:30 am Private guided tour of the Vanderbilt mansion. Lunch and cocktails to follow at Castle on the Hill. Transportation provided up to 15 guests.
To RSVP, please email Frank Cannon at email@example.com with your name.