Metro Pro­duc­tion Con­fer­ence in­creases at­ten­dance, re­in­forces news­pa­pers’ im­por­tance

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The Metro Pro­duc­tion Con­fer­ence took place in late May with 148 print del­e­gates rep­re­sent­ing 76 print sites.

Some 65 ven­dors and sup­pli­ers at­tended the events, Goss, man­roland, KBA, TKS, and Muller Mar­tini/GMA.

The U.S., Ar­gentina, Chile, Puerto Rico and Canada were among the coun­tries rep­re­sented.

“It was an over-the-top suc­cess­ful event,” Jeff Lans­ing, oper­a­tions di­rec­tor for the Post-Bul­letin in Rochester, Minn., and trea­surer for MPC told News & Tech.

The 2015 con­fer­ence recorded the event’s high­est at­ten­dance since 2007, with a 18 per­cent year-over-year in­crease in print sites rep­re­sented. Lans­ing said this year’s event marks a 32 per­cent in­crease in sites rep­re­sented over the 2013 con­fer­ence.

“(It was a) good con­fer­ence for­mat,” David Gil­more, re­gional sales man­ager, Amer­i­cas for Goss In­ter­na­tional said. “It’s en­cour­ag­ing to see at­ten­dance grow­ing — both news­pa­per and ven­dors.”

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