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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). Conversation will revolve around what brands expect from print providers.

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.