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Ann Inc., REI, Starbucks to Speak on Sustainability at SGIA Luncheon

Conversation will revolve around what brands expect from print providers.

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2017
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA

Fairfax, Virginia — Print buyers from Ann Inc., REI and Starbucks will tell print suppliers where and why sustainability figures into print buying decisions during the Brands Talking Sustainability luncheon at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12).

The luncheon takes place Tuesday, October 10, 12:00–2:00 pm, and features speakers Libra Balian, Senior Director, Marketing Operations, Ann Inc., Suzanna Eversole, Manager, Print Production, REI and Stephen White, Print Production Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company.

“In a retail setting, marketing materials very often can’t be reused or recycled. That matters to a growing number of brands like Ann Inc., REI and Starbucks. They’re looking for print providers who understand the importance of the sustainable journey,” said Marci Kinter, Vice President, Government & Business Affairs, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). “This luncheon will explore how print suppliers can help retailers meet their sustainability objectives.”

Tickets for Brands Talking Sustainability are $30 and can be purchased as part of the 2017 SGIA Expo registration process. For more information about the luncheon, and to register for the 2017 SGIA Expo, visit

SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”

Publication/Release Date: 
Aug 10, 2017
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