More than 70 delegates attended the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council’s 4th-annual forum, held last week in Halifax, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Canadian printing industry.
The event specifically focused on the impact of technology and the influence of demographics on printing, as well as the need for companies to build their brand during a time of transition in the industry. Keynote speaker Howie Fenton, a senior consultant with the NAPL, also discussed the prospects for emerging from the economic downturn.
“The positive comments from delegates reaffirmed the importance of providing regional professional development opportunities on what is happening in the industry,” said Jeff Ekstein, CPISC co-Chair.
Duncan Brown, who also co-Chairs the human-resources entity, stated, “CPISC has spent the last four years developing its building blocks – putting in place the information and resources needed to develop a comprehensive approach to HR issues. As we move forward over the next number of years we will be focusing on providing tools and services to assist employers and employees to use these resources in an effective manner.”
CPISC’s 2011 forum is scheduled to take place on June 3 in Toronto. The organization returns to Halifax on June 16 to solicit feedback on its newly developed skill standards for personnel in estimating, production coordination, sales and customer service.
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