Book Manufacturers’ Institute Annual Conference goes virtual October 19

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The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI – Bradenton, Florida) has made the move to online for its 2020 Fall Annual Conference. Like most other 2020 events in the printing and graphic communications industry, the decision was made in the interests of the health and safety of its attendees, the organization emphasized. BMI’s Virtual Annual Conference will take place the last two weeks of October (October 19-30) and be held over a number of specific days featuring informative and helpful one-hour sessions along with other timely networking functions.

Matt Baehr.

“I know we are disappointed to not be able to gather in person for the Annual Conference,” said BMI Executive Director Matt Baehr. “However, our Spring Virtual Management Conference was a success, and members told us that they enjoyed being able to see each other through Zoom in the absence of real-life networking. The Fall Annual Conference will expand on what we did in the Spring, and will still be a huge value to our members,” he added.

Lisbeth Lyons.

BMI’s Fall Virtual Annual Conference will feature five one-hour sessions – including an update on government and regulatory issues by Lisbeth Lyons of Printing United Alliance, panels on both the education and trade markets, as well as a virtual tour of the new Planet Word Museum opening this fall in Washington, DC. Attendees will also have separate virtual networking opportunities during the two weeks. To register please visit

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