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to say about our first conference
 

NEW INFO ON HOTEL RESERVATIONS
(BULLETIN: Deadline for special room rates extended to Feb. 3rd!) 

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A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & SHOWCASE PARTICIPANTS


Time is running out to register for the
2014 Annual Owners Conference
Feb. 27th - Mar. 2nd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Get away from the cold weather this February, as well as many of the challenges you probably face each day by joining fellow printers for NPOA's Second Annual Owners Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

The NPOA Owners Conference will be held at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 2014. Unlike many conferences we have all attended in the past, our main hotel is less than a 15-minute taxi ride from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (Airport Code: FLL).

The hotel is a modern, beautifully appointed facility offering complimentary parking, free WiFi, pool, fitness center, and most important of all, an excellent selection of ballrooms and break-out facilities ideally suited for NPOA's expanded meeting requirements.


2014 Conference Agenda
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Complete Conference Program and Agenda

Download Complete 8-page conference Program here: 2014 Conference Program 

 

To Register for NPOA's
2014 Owners Conference Click Here

It couldn't be easier to register-- If you're an NPOA member, our registration process couldn't be easier or faster. Sign-in at the Main NPOA Website using your User Name and Password and then complete the easy-to-use registration form. You can pay by either credit card or send a check.

Hotel Room Reservations Deadline Extended-- The Renaissance Hotel has just contacted us and told us that the deadline for making room reservations for our conference has been extended until Feb. 3, 2014. It is critically important that you reserve rooms by this date in order to be eligible for the special reduced room rate of only $159 per night.

Not a Florida Printer OR a member of NPOA?  For a limited time, we are permitting members of NAPL, NAQP, PIA, and printers from Florida to register and attend this information-packed program at the special NPOA member rate. That means instead of paying the non-member rate of $495, you can register for only $425, but we must receive your registration form no later than Jan. 31st! 

In order to register at this reduced rate, you must register online. If paying by check,  mail your check to NPOA Headquarters, 2110 S. Dairy Road, Melbourne, FL 32904. 

 

 Program Highlights & Speakers

We've got an exciting agenda and program coming next month, which includes many of the topics you have requested, and will feature speakers with a lot of energy, experience and information to share. Here's a sample:

Warren Werbitt, owner of Pazazz in Montreal, Canada, is a "printing fanatic" who loves printing! In 2008, his YouTube video titled, "I Love Printing" went viral and has since logged more than 254,000 views.

 

Larry Hunt Larry Hunt, one of the industry's most popular consultants, speakers and authors, will present a special seminar titled "Keys to Running a Successful Small Business." To run a successful small business, an owner must be able to wear many hats. They will be required to manage the growth in sales, pricing, cost controls, equipment purchases, cash flow, and employee productivity--a far different situation from working for a company in which each of these functions is typically handled by a different person. A version of this seminar was presented recently by SBA's SCORE program, and drew more than 1,000 attendees to his webinar. Hunt's seminar will concentrate on the main reasons for failure in this industry and then address the keys you need to master to avoid these pitfalls.
 

Jennifer MattJennifer Matt, owner and founder of WEb2Print Experts, is internationally famous for her real-world knowledge regarding how to survive and prosper in the web-to-print world. She speaks bluntly and honestly about the "insane inefficiencies that are the norm in the print buying world." Don't miss her general session on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, she will offer two special sessions regarding the specifics of going web-to-print.
 

 

 

David KingDavid King is a long-time columnist for Digital Graphics & Sign Business Magazine and owner of MARKETKING, in Lancaster, MA, a company considered by many as one of the best in America for large format graphics. On Saturday afternoon, David will be presenting a general session on all aspects of wide format, concentrating on pricing and profitability, followed by a breakout session addressing sales and marketing. King's company is considered by many one of the best companies in America for large format Graphics. Many in the large format industry say his real-world, down-to-earth knowledge about the large format industry is unsurpassed.


 

Mike Stevens

Mike Stevens, long-time successful printer and well known marketing expert, will present an idea-packed seminar, "The Ten Cornerstones of My Success." Mike, the owner of Express Press, Websites for Printers, and The PrintOwners List, recently "retired," but, not before earning millions of dollars as a printer. Now he is in a position to share the greatest secrets of his success that he was never willing to previously discuss publicly in any of his previous sales and marketing seminars. Attendees will leave inspired and full of hope. It might be his final seminar ever, so you won't want to miss this one!



 

John StewartJohn Stewart, long-time consultant, speaker and author, will present "Determining the Value of Your Business Can Be Painful if You're Not Prepared." Stewart's fast-paced seminar will offer a step-by-step process for determining the value of your business. Stewart will also suggest steps to be taken to improve that value in the next 18-24 months. Conference attendees will also receive a FREE copy of Print Shop For Sale, a book authored by Stewart and former industry consultant Larry Hunt. Following the presentation, Stewart will moderate a panel of three well-established former printers who successfully sold their businesses, sharing tips on on how they arrived at their valuations as well as tips on planning for a successful retirement. 



Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservations:

As many NPOA members remember, our block of hotel rooms and the conference itself sold out more than 45 days prior to our meeting in New Orleans in April 2013. For those who would like to avoid frustrations with hotel reservations, we encourage you to book your rooms early. We have a larger block of rooms reserved at a great rate of $159 per night (plus taxes of course). You can make your hotel reservations by Clicking Here. 

If you prefer to make your hotel reservations by phone, call the Renaissance Hotel Reservations number 1-800-316-7708 and mention the National Print Owners Association Room Block.

Deadline for Special Reduced Room Rates is January 30, 2014. We cannot guarantee room availability or the special room rates after that date.

 

Airline Reservations

Airline Reservations:

For those members planning to use miles or who just want to book early, you will first want to read about our Special Conference Bonus Arrangements regarding the Graphics of the Americas Expo in Miami, FL.

Special Conference Bonus:
 To read more about special arrangements
available to NPOA members for attending the Graphics
of the Americas EXPO and Free Seminars, click here. 
To view list of Seminars available free to NPOA members, click here.

Conference Registrations:

Our conference registration fees have been kept as low as possible this year in order to encourage as many members (and non-members) to attend this information-packed meeting.

2014 Conference Registration Fees (Members):

NPOA Members Early Bird After Jan. 31, 2014  
Primary Attendee $425.00 $495.00
Additional Attendees $375.00 $445.00
Social Events Only $120.00 $145.00

 
2014 Conference Registration Fees (Non-Members)*:

Non- Members Early Bird* After Jan. 31, 2014*
Primary Attendee $495.00 $550.00
Additional Attendees $425.00 $475.00
Social Events Only $180.00 $195.00

*A $75 credit will be applied towards NPOA dues if the non-member joins NPOA within 30 days following the conference.

Cancellation Fees:
Cancellations received prior to Jan. 27, 2014 - Full Refund
Cancellations received between Jan. 28 - Feb. 7, 2014 are subject to a 30% Processing Fee.
Cancellations received after Feb. 7, 2014 - NO Refund. 

To Register for NPOA's
2014 Owners Conference Click Here


2014 Conf. ApplicatonWe want to make registering for the 2014 Owners Conference as easy as possible, and thus we encourage registrants to use the link above to register online. However, if you would prefer to download a printed copy of a registration form so you can email it, fax it, or send it by mail, you are certainly free to do so. Click here to download a PDF of the 2014 Conference Registration Form. 
 

 

 

Vendor Showcase Information:

NPOA appreciates the support of our vendors, and we invite them to take advantage of this mutually beneficial arrangement by becoming a part of our Vendor Showcase scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel. For further information about fees and shipping information click here. Go here to see our current list of sponsors and showcase participants.

Still Not Convinced?

View the video below and listen to what NPOA Members had to say about our 1st Conference in New Orleans.

 

Read More About Our Special Arrangements With Graphics of the Americas Expo:
 
To read more about special arrangements available to NPOA members for attending the Graphics of the Americas EXPO and Free Seminars, Click Here  

Free Graphics of the Americas Seminar topics, Click Here

 

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

   Dave Monto, Dutchess ProPrint, Wappingers Falls, NY; 
   Michelle Maynor, Interior Graphics & Printing, Fairbanks, AK;
   Gerry Engelhart, Porath Print Source, Cleveland, OH