Free Keynote Presentations

Below is the 2015 agenda. Check back soon for details on the 2017 program.

Free for all show attendees…

Thursday, April 16, Graphics Canada Theatre, Hall 2 Show Floor

12:45 pm

Keynote Presentation 1: Selling Print in an Integrated Market

Presented by Daniel Dejan, Sappi Fine Paper, North American ETC Print & Creative Manager

An interactive workshop discussing the benefits of mentoring and education, consultative selling, team selling and suggestions for providing useful, practical and tangible value-added products and services as part of part of your company value’s proposition to become a “business asset” as opposed to a vendor to customers.


Friday, April 17, Graphics Canada Theatre, Hall 2 Show Floor

1:00 pm

Keynote Presentation 2: How to prepare your business for a Merger/ Acquisition or Succession  

Presented by Jay Mandarino, President and CEO of The CJ Group of Companies

Jay Mandarino oversees the daily operations of 20 companies (and currently still growing!), including two of which are Not-for-Profit, with total sales reaching over $30 million. Jay’s founding company, C.J. Graphics Inc., is one of the most award-winning printing companies in North America, receiving over 6500 awards to date. His accolades include being named Canada’s Printer of the Year by Graphic Monthly magazine, making the 100 Most Profitable Companies list in Profit magazine, Entrepreneur of the Year as voted by the Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce. His numerous awards include two medals – the Diamond Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, recognizing individuals who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Jay will discuss the opportunities, advantages and pitfalls of mergers and acquisitions – a subject that he’s intimately familiar with. Jay will speak for 30 minutes with an interactive presentation with 30 minutes left over  for questions & answers.

His presentation as always will be both informative and entertaining.  Jay will answer any question, so please don’t hold back.  Feel free to ask whatever you want.