2019 BMI Fall Annual Conference - The Book Industry and Beyond                                                                 

October 27 - 29, 2019

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33908 
239-466-4000

Current Attendee List 10/21/19

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Confirmed Speakers:

Michael Jacobs -
President & CEO of Abrams

Rich Sheridan - Menlo Innovations

Dr. Roger Green - 
Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University

Lisbeth Lyons - Vice President, Government and External Affairs
Printing Industries of America

David Heidel, Jr. - President - Minnesota
Wealth Management Northern Trust

Panel: On-Demand Printing
featuring:  Ken Fultz as moderator, Bookmasters, Inc. (Retired)

Panelists:  
Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, Harper Collins
Lynn Terhune, Wiley
Clark Matthews, IPG
Doug Sexton, HP

2019 Fall Annual Conference Brochure

Conference Schedule:

Sunday:

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting – Hibiscus

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Newcomers Reception/Strolling Supper – Pool Deck

Monday:

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Caloosa Foyer

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM BMI Annual Meeting – Caloosa Ballroom

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Lead with Joy – Watch Your Team Fly! – Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations

Overview: You won’t get to joy by leading the way you always led. You, the leader, will need to make change, serious change. In this talk, Rich will explore his own journey to joy, how he had to learn to lead in a completely different way, by doing so, witnessed results that exceeded his wildest expectations. All of these lessons are available to everyone no matter how big their company or how old their organization.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Spouse/Guest Breakfast

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Why Books Need To Be Books: The Ongoing Challenges (and Opportunities) for Analog Objects in the Digital Era – Michael Jacobs, CEO of Abrams

Overview:

 

  • How publishers are interacting with manufacturers and how he sees that evolving?
  • What kinds of things can manufacturers do to help publishers and grow their business.
  • What does the future hold for publishers and manufacturers?

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Political Polarization in the U.S.: Its Major Dimensions and Implications for the Future – Dr. Roger Green, Chairman FGCU Department of Political Science

Overview: Recent years have witnessed rising levels of political polarization in the United States, with potentially damaging implications for effective policy development and problem solving. This presentation addresses the following questions:

 

  • How, if at all, is contemporary political polarization in the U.S. related to Constitutional-era understandings of “factionalism?”
  • What are the principal demographic, geographic, political, and cultural dimensions of contemporary political polarization?
  • How have journalistic changes—particularly those involving digital media and social networking services—influenced political polarization?
  • What are the significant implications of heightened political polarization for U.S. politics, both short term and long term?

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Conference Luncheon – Island Room

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Print Powers America: Policy & Political Update – Lisbeth Lyons, PIA

Overview: Recent years have witnessed rising levels of political polarization in the United States, with potentially damaging implications for effective policy development and problem solving. This presentation addresses the following questions:

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Looking Forward to the 2020’s – A Decade of Global Challenges – David Heidel, Northern Trust

Learn what’s going on with the current economy and where it looks to be headed in this time of uncertainty.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Panel: The Benefits of Book Manufacturing via High Speed Inkjet and Print-On-Demand – Moderator, Ken Fultz
Panelists: Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, Harper Collins; Lynn Terhune, Wiley; Clark Matthews, IPG; Doug Sexton, HP

Overview: This session will discuss recent advances in inkjet technology and how they have been game changers for book manufactures and publishers. The past few years the use of high speed inkjet has grown substantially yielding benefits for both publishers and printers.

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM BMI Research Report

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM BMI Board Meeting – Cypress

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Reception – Gardens Veranda

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Awards Gala – Gardens Ballroom

Tuesday:

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Program Committee Meeting – Cypress

8:30 AM  Golf Outing

 

See the Brochure from the 2018 Event

2018 BMI Annual Fall Conference Brochure