Dscoop Program Co-locates at GRAPH EXPO

Dscoop (The Digital Solutions Cooperative), a user-driven community of HP Graphic Arts press owners and their sales, marketing and production teams, is holding a special combination networking and education program for members in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO 2010.

The day and a half event kicks off tonight with an evening reception at the River East Arts Center. Members reconvene tomorrow, Tuesday, for the program themed, “The Relationship between Leadership and Profitability.” A Dscoop Leadership breakfast, open to members, is running from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of McCormick Place. Immediately following the breakfast is an educational panel discussion session, open to all GRAPH EXPO attendees, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. “Redirecting Your Business Strategies for Future Success,” moderated by Joe Truncale, NAPL president and CEO, presents the landmark findings of a NAPL major research project that asked CEOs of privately-held business in the North American graphic communications industry: “Is there a link between sustained, higher than average corporate performance and the interpersonal communication skills of the executive leader?”

This session features two Dscoop members in the commercial and large-format segments who successfully used the study results’ specific approach to leadership. The panelists are providing specific examples of how they altered their intra-company communication strategy to foster long-term growth strategies, and will conclude the program with an interactive audience Q&A session.


Member-run group

Founded in 2005, Dscoop is a member-run organization focused on supporting each other to collectively improve their print businesses and the backbone technology of HP Graphic Arts digital solutions.

“Dscoop is proud to partner with GRAPH EXPO to present this timely and relevant networking breakfast and session,” says Larry Vaughn, Dscoop chairman and president of Ideal Printers. “Providing educational and networking events year-round aligns with our mission and provides an added incentive to our members who are already planning on attending this industry event in Chicago.”

For information about the Dscoop program at GRAPH EXPO 2010, visit: www.dscoop.org or contact Tina Chang at phone: 312/673-4942 or e-mail: tchang@dscoop.org.