Profit Ready! Virtual Conference

Profit Ready!
What's in store for print markets in 2020? What separates the most profitable companies from all of the others? What major business changes do you have planned over the next few years? Assess your company's competitive position and develop your strategic plans for 2020 and beyond with Profit Ready!

Profit Ready! is designed to give your company a clear path to profitability by providing the most accurate, most complete, and most current industry data. Join Printing Industries of America's economists as they uncover the economic challenges, changes, and trends impacting the industry—get Profit Ready! today!

What the overall macroeconomic environment and printing industry landscape will look like in 2020
Specific characteristics that separate industry profit leaders from profit challengers
The four management techniques that can boost your organization's financial performance
How to benchmark your company against industry leaders for business health, operational performance, and profitability

Business owners

Profit Ready! will be presented in four 1-hour sessions, over four days via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use web conferencing platform. Attendees can participate from the comfort of their office, using their computer or tablet to watch presentation content and listen via their phone or computer speakers. This is an interactive event--attendees can ask questions and receive answers throughout. Specific login instructions will be provided upon registration.


Profit Scan: Economic and Industry Environment in 2020
Ron Davis, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Printing Industries of America
Monday, December 9, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM

What will the overall macroeconomic environment and printing industry landscape look like in 2020? Variables like accelerated and modest growth as well as stability and recession all influence print sales and profitability. Ron Davis will explore these variables, how each affects your business, and what you can do to minimize or maximize the impact.

Profit Tracking: Profit Leaders and Profit Challengers
Ron Davis, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Printing Industries of America
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM

The printing industry has historically been an industry of "haves" and "have nots"--profit leaders and profit challengers. Only about one in five printers earn consistently high profits--but what separates this elite group from the others? In this session, we'll separate the winners and losers by revealing the established trends in print profits by firm size, market segments, processes, and other business characteristics.

Enhancing Profit: Four Management Techniques that Impact the Bottom Line
Ralph Williams Jr., Assistant Professor, Jones College of Business, Middle Tennessee State University
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM

There are numerous business management techniques--almost too many to count! What if you knew which of these techniques can make the most significant impact to your bottom line? Join Dr. Ralph Williams as he presents PIA research that reveals the four specific management techniques that, when applied together, can result in a boost to your financial performance.

Profit Booster Case Study: Using the New PIA Performance Ratios
David Wilaj, Economist, Printing Industries of America
Thursday, December 12, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM

The PIA Performance Ratios program is the industry's premier tool for tracking industry financial performance and benchmarking operations. Reimagined with new and exciting capabilities, David Wilaj will demonstrate the power of this tool with a sample case study where he'll input data, generate reports, and discuss the meaning behind the resulting metrics. Learn how you can use PIA Performance Ratios to benchmark your company against industry leaders for business health, operational performance, and improved profitability!

Ron Davis

Dr. Ronnie H. Davis is PIA's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. His responsibilities include economic analysis and forecasting, industry research, international business issues, and future studies. He is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Neil Richards Visionary Leadership Award for applying innovative, futuristic thinking to industry and economic issues.

Ralph Williams Jr.
Ralph Williams earned a doctorate in business administration from Kennesaw State and an MBA from MTSU. Over a twenty-five year period, he served as president of three commercial printing companies (holding an ownership stake in two) and then worked as a consultant. Ralph is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at MTSU, teaching small business management, family business management, and strategy. His research interests include family business, small business, and leadership. Ralph actively conducts printing industry management research with PIA.

David Wilaj
David Wilaj graduated summa cum laude with an honors degree in business economics from Youngstown State University in 2017. He received his M.A. in financial economics from YSU in 2018, where he served as a graduate assistant and instructed several lab-based courses on business statistics. David is Economist for PIA's Center for Print Economics and Management where he speaks on the state of the print industry and assists in the development of many projects, including the State of the Industry Report and the revitalization of the Ratios program.


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