Idealliance events inform and educate members on key business and industry topics, with a special emphasis on issues identified as important by our members themselves. From multi-day events, such as the Annual Experience Conference, to local chapter meetings and regional Metro Events, to regular online webinars, each Idealliance event brings members information and guidance from industry leaders that they can use in their business today.
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The Idealliance Experience is the association’s annual conference, offering information on our industry’s latest business and technical best practices and trends. The Experience Annual Conference will ensure attendees’ operations have the necessary technologies, workflows, and human resources to meet their company’s unique business objectives.
We are excited about the launch of the new Idealliance Strategic Management Program. For more than 10 years Idealliance has provided leadership development to CEOs and those identified as future C-Level executives. Over the past five years the program has been divided into two components: CEO Roundtable and NexGen Leaders. In 2018 we are renewing, expanding, and joining them under a new Idealliance Strategic Management Program banner.
The Strategic Management Program consists of six sessions presented over two years, with three units in each year. Each unit is presented in a 1½ day face-to-face training session plus pre- and post-session work to master and apply the concepts.
G7 Training is a theory-based program, offering a blend of lab instruction and lectures on how to apply the G7 method to any type of printing process. Training requires registration to a three-day classroom course held at various locations.
The annual GRAPH EXPO and quadriennial PRINT shows present an exhibition of the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations, plus dozens of interactive learning sessions and co-located events for attendees across 12 key market segments. The Idealliance booth at each show includes presentations by industry and association experts, information on Idealliance education and certification programs, and opportunities meet with Idealliance advisors for one-on-one business discussions.
Idealliance Metro Events are held at cities around the country, bringing informative programs and industry expert speakers direct to members’ local areas. Topic selection is overseen by the Idealliance 25 Working Group to ensure sessions of value to business owners of small-to-medium print, mail, and fulfillment companies. Metro Events are held in conjunction with regional Idealliance chapter activities and address sales, technology, workflow, and management leadership.
The Postal Exchange Conference offers a unique cross-industry experience for catalog and direct marketers, equipment manufacturers, fulfillment companies, list managers, logistic companies, mail preparers, mail owners, manufacturers, printers, publishers, software developers, and transportation carriers, to collaborate in successfully advancing technology and process improvement to lower total combined costs and improve mail supply.
The annual PRIMEX (Print & Interactive Media Executive) East Conference brings together industry thought leaders to share insights and offer next steps and strategies on the latest industry technological innovations for service providers across the entire media supply chain.
Idealliance webinars make it convenient for members to hear industry speakers and participate in discussions from their workplace or home. Topics range from mail and postal concerns and human resources requirements to production best practices and new technologies. Webinars are free to members and are recorded and archived so members may access them at any time and as often as they want, as well as share them with their staffs.
The Soderstrom Awards Gala is the annual meeting of The Walter E. Soderstrom Society, an Idealliance honors group that takes its name from Walter Soderstrom, a gifted administrator and organizer. Held each year in conjunction with the industry-wide GRAPH EXPO/PRINT shows, the gala is a festive evening where Society members and industry leaders gather for an evening of good fellowship and networking. Highlights include presentation of the annual Walter E. Soderstrom Award for industry service and induction of a new class of industry leaders into the Soderstrom Society.