Sunday, April 12


Pre-Conference Workshops: Two Options to Choose From
Noon–6:30 p.m.
Conference Registration
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Preconference Workshops

Lean 101 • MJ Patterson and David Ahlquist, Enterprise Minnesota

Problem Solving and Decision Making • Tim Bjorgum, Enterprise Minnesota
6:00 p.m.
Private PIFE Dinner Reception

Monday, April 13


7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Conference Registration

8:15–8:30 a.m.
PIFE Peer Exchange Breakfast

8:30–8:40 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

8:40–8:45 a.m.
Printing Industries of America Chairman Remarks • David Olberding, Phototype

8:45–10:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: Seeing Waste like You’ve Never Seen It Before • Paul Akers, FastCap

10:15–10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m.–noon
Printing M&A in 2015—Getting Warmer and Warmer! • Paul Reilly, Partner, New Direction Partners

Noon–1:15 p.m.
Group Lunch

1:15–2:30 p.m.
Options to Finance Your Business • Panel members: Steve Carrier, Brember Bank; Brian Van Nevel, Spectrum; and Craig Hallett, WaterStreet Funding, LLC. Facilitated by Carlson Advisors

2:30–2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:45–4:00 p.m.
Lean Accounting Practices • Samantha Metcalf, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

4:00–4:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break

4:15–5:15 p.m.
PIFE Peer Exchange

Tuesday, April 14


7:00–8:00 a.m.
PIFE Peer Exchange Breakfast

8:15–10:00
Managing for Improvement Award Presentation

8:30–10:00 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: A Factory of One • Daniel Markovitz, Markovitz Consulting

10:00–10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:15–11:30 a.m.
Ecommerce, Sales Taxes, and Nexus • Panel Discussion with Matt Scott, Senior Tax Consultant, vJordan Inc., and Rob Younkers, Tax Partner, Carlson Advisors
11:30–12:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:30 p.m.
Leave for Plant Tour: GLS Companies
1:00–2:30 p.m.
GLS Companies