GRAPH EXPO 2010

Nadine Block, SFI Senior Director of Government Outreach, talks about upcoming activities planned for GRAPH EXPO 2010 in Chicago.

We’re just two days away from GRAPH EXPO, and we couldn’t be more energized about the events we have planned at the show! To start things off, I will be giving introductory remarks at the luncheon on Sunday, October 3. Government Printing Office Public Printer Bob Tapella and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Transition for the U.S. Postal Service Linda Kingsley will be keynoting the luncheon.

Both the GPO and USPS are concerned with several aspects in regards to sustainability. At SFI, we support stances like these. We think it’s important to start with paper and forest products that are sourced wisely. Efforts such as recycling, among others, work with forest certification to promote responsibility throughout the lifecycle of a product. I was lucky enough to sit down with Bob and Linda to get a preview of their speeches relating to the changing role of print and mail in the digital age, as well as thoughts on sustainability. Take a look at some of their thoughts in these videos:

How the GPO is Becoming a Model for the Print Industry’s Digital Future

Print, Mail and the Postal Service: A Sustainable Platform for Partnerships and Growth

Adding to SFI’s activities at GRAPH EXPO, Jason Metnick, Senior Director, Market Access & Product Labeling will be giving two presentations, which will help print professionals learn more about the SFI program. If you’ll be in Chicago at GRAPH EXPO, we’d love for you to attend! As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away a $100 Visa gift card on-site at each presentation.

  • October 4, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room S403ab “Chain of Custody Certification: Good for Your Business and Good for Our Forests” — Learn how SFI Chain of Custody certification can help printers meet and even generate client demand for responsibly-sourced paper options. We’ll explore how to get certified as well as market trends in certification, including the increasing popularity of multiple certification to FSC, PEFC and SFI chain of custody standards.
  • October 5, 2 -2:30 p.m., GREENspace Theater “Power of Partnerships” — Collaboration and label use among a variety of sectors has ability to affect change and promote responsible forestry. Learn how forest certification label use can drive corporate responsibility, consumer awareness and above all, benefit forests.

We’ll be at Booth #3337 in GREENspace—remember to get your badge scanned for a chance to win an iPad! If you’re not able to be in Chicago, follow the action on Twitter.

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