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1 September 2010
Top print execs to tackle "war on print" at Print World
John Williams
John Williams
Three A-list print, paper and publishing executives—the CEO of Domtar, the president of Transcontintenal Printing, and the VP operations for The Globe and Mail—will appear together in a special panel session at Print World 2010 on Nov. 22 in downtown Toronto.

John D. Williams, CEO of Domtar Corp.; Brian Reid, President of Transcontinental Printing; and Perry Nixdorf, VP Operations for the Globe, will offer their unique perspectives in a session titled "How to Win the War on Print."

The session will also include Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus of the Rochester Institute of Technology and one of the printing industry’s most widely recognized experts.

These four players will outline their prescriptions for fighting the so-called war on print. Where are the opportunities? Which parts of the print industry will shrink or even die, and which will grow or remain vigorous? How are major businesses such as Domtar, Transcontinental and The Globe and Mail adapting?

John D. Williams has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar Corporation, one of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, since January 2009. Mr. Williams has over 30 years of experience in both the consumer products and packaging industry. Prior to joining Domtar, Mr. Williams’s professional journey took him to SCA Packaging, a business group of the global consumer goods and paper giant, SCA. As President of SCA Packaging Europe from 2005 to 2008, Mr. Williams helped transform the company from an undifferentiated manufacturer into a market-driven, customer-oriented packaging solutions provider.

Brian Reid
Brian Reid
Brian Reid has been an important part of Transcontinental’s growth story since 1992. In November 2008, he was appointed President, Transcontinental Printing, a sector that brings together services to retailers and publishers of newspapers, magazines, books and catalogs, as well as Transcontinental’s U.S. direct mail and Mexican operations. In this role, Mr. Reid is responsible for approximately 8,500 employees and revenues of more than $1.5 billion on an annualized basis.
As one of the top executives at The Globe and Mail, Perry Nixdorf plays a key role in the company's publishing strategy, with responsibilities for circulation and production. A current project includes this fall's much-anticipated dramatic re-launch of the newspaper on new presses.

Frank Romano
Frank Romano
Frank Romano's career has spanned 50 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal, or have read one of the thousands of articles he has written. He is the author of 45 books, including the 10,000-term Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (with Richard Romano), the standard reference in the field. He lectures extensively and is Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The panel session takes place Monday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. on the third and final day of Print World. Print World is the largest printing industry event in Canada and will feature 200 exhibitors as well as a conference program three times larger than the last Print World in 2008.

Early-bird registration for this panel is $55 and includes full admission to Print World 2010. To register, click here.

For more information, contact:
Alexander (Sandy) Donald
Show Manager

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