Gimbel & Assoicates Events, Summits, Seminars and Trade Shows

Events Recap

2017 Xplor International, Orlando, FL
Caribe Royale, March 28-30, 2017
Lois Ritarossi, VP, Gimbel & Associates and
Greg Gantwarg, Marketing ManagerWilen Group will be lead an educational session titled, "Using Compliance to Drive New Business," at the recent Xplor 2017 Conference on March 28th .
Attendees learned how marketing strategies around compliance can increase customer engagement and drive new business opportunities.  Discussions centered around compliance used to win strategic new business as part of an effective marketing strategy.

IPN Winter Meeting in Germany
January 20-22, 2017
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Warren Werbitt, Pazzaz Printing and IPN Board Member, includes all the board members in his recent selfie.  Roger P. Gimbel (standing) addresses the board members. 

Gimbel & Associates at Xplor '16
Customer Engagement by Choice


At the recent Xploration 16 event in April, Lois Ritarossi, VP of Gimbel & Associates and Alderano Fileni, COO of Print Laser Group, (pictured here) shared  a story of change and choice. Print Laser Group, a trans-actional service bureau based in Brazil, has experienced many changes in their 13 year history. Some of the services they are providing today were clear strategic choices, and some were in response to requests from customers.

The goal of the seminar attendees was to take a way ideas on how their company can be successful in changing and winning new business with digital services.

This case study demonstrated the changes needed to evolve from a printer to a customer experience integrator. Print Laser hVery_well_done.jpgas changed their sales process to: What are we selling? It isn’t just print anymore. They now position the Value of their services differently.  Print Laser realizes that their competition is more that the usual print bureau competitors and they are winning business.  What are their customers buying? Scalability, flexibility, secure communications, data cleansing, data enrichment , tracking and verification. Their business model is now based on driving customer experience. 

For more about the importance of selling Value, read our blog.

Graph Expo
GRAPH EXPO 16, September 25–28
Orange County Convention Center—North Hall, Orlando, FL
The year’s largest and most inclusive graphic communications exhibition and conference for the Americas will take place in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.


 Please join the EDSF Board of Directors  for "Give  Back @ Graph" EDSF Scholarship   Night, Tuesday,  September 27, from         5 pm - 8 pm, at the  Hyatt Regency Orl-ando, Orlando, FL. Please come as you are… the event directly follows the closing of the exhibit hall for the day.

This is a great way to enjoy a fun filled evening while supporting the EDSF Scholarship program. Please join us along with our Master of Ceremonies Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President of Gimbel & Associates, for cocktails and networking with key industry executives followed by dinner and live and silent auctions of some exciting products and packages donated by EDSF supporters.  EDSF will also be recognizing the OutputLinks Communications Group Women of Distinction and hearing from the Next Gen…the scholarship recipients!

Kristin Anderson, Sr. Consultant
and VDP/web2print expert wasKristin Anderson
 recently interviewed by WhatTheyThink?  

Read Kristin's views on "taking web2print to the next level" by clicking the link below.

Self-Serve Omnichannel Marketing Campaigns - Taking Web2Print to the Next Level




Upcoming Events

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PRINT 18 is one event that helps you Grow YOUR Business and features more than 80 engaging education sessions and an extensive exhibit floor featuring the latest technologies. Net with colleagues, customers and potential business partners. At PRINT 18 you will learn, shop, strategize and solve complex challenges with unconventional thinking, innovative products and trusted solutions that can be implemented immediately.

PRINT has served as the platform for breakthrough ideas and technologies for 50 years. 

Click here to view the PRINT 18 Welcome Guide!

Show Dates and Hours:

  • Sunday, September 30: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Monday, October 1:        9 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday, October 2:        9 am - 3 pm


Roger P. Gimbel, EDP will be attending the Fall Meeting of the IPN Global Board of Directors held this year in, La Ciotat, France October 18-21, 2018


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Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and Manish Hirapara, CEO, Peak Activity will deliver an educational seminar on April 17, 2018 at XPLOR 18 in Orlando, FL.
Deliver Rapid Innovation to Customers Through Your eCommerce Experience
Digital commerce is evolving rapidly and the future landscape will have interconnected APIs at the core of any commerce platform. Businesses wishing to innovate and become leaders in their sector are looking to modularize their platforms to enable innovative and agile solutions delivery to their customers. We'll explore the future trends in eCommerce and present winning strategies for companies to move away from inflexible monolithic platforms to highly flexible component-based architectures that enable rapid innovation at a brisk pace.
Attendee Takeaways:
1.  Understand the latest and coming future trends in eCommerce business and technology.
2.  A road map on how attendees can apply future trends to their current eCommerce experience to prepare themselves to be ahead of the pack in differentiation and innovation.
For more information on this and other educational seminars click here.

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PRINT 17 is returning to Chicago this September—jam packed with high-value, engaged solutions essential to your success. Whether you’re looking to expand knowledge  or explore new topics, PRINT 17 provides innovative new learning formats designed to grow YOUR business. Join Gimbel & Associates  this year Roger P. Gimbel, EDP presents:

How to be Successful in Expanding Your Business Opportunities Globally

Wed. September 13| 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM |

Most enterprise corporations today are doing business globally or  have a desire to do to so.  It’s important to be able to provide the same services globally that you provide locally for your customers.  Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, one of the original founding members of the International Printers Network, a consortium of worldwide printing companies, will shared his insights in how doing work globally can increase local volume.  This session was very interactive!