Famed Entrepreneur Arnold Ho to Keynote 27th Annual Toners Conference

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TONERS 2010 will be held May 17 – 19, 2010 at the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel

Organizers of TONERS 2010 searched for the most pertinent and provocative Keynoter to kick off this year’s event. Famed entrepreneur Arnald Ho was chosen from the top achievers in the toner industry.

As Chairman of Print-Rite Holdings, Ltd., his mantra “one team, one heart, one goal, one dream” has been fulfilled as surely in business management as in his numerous philanthropic endeavors. With all eyes on China, India and Southeast Asia, all ears will attend Mr. Ho’s presentation on Monday evening, May 17 to learn his perspective on the present and future direction of the toner industry.

Pira International, in partnership with The Tiara Group LLC, is pleased to announce that most speakers have been confirmed for the 2010 Toners Conference. Set to take place in Marina del Rey, California on May 17 – 19, this Seminar will feature a Keynote Address, 14 presentations, an Exhibit Area, two receptions and what has been described as one of the finest Networking programs in the toner industry.

The program provides a thorough overview of the toner industry, with special focus devoted to new technology, new markets and growth opportunities within the industry. With a highly interactive atmosphere, in which questions will be asked of each speaker, this event will provide an opportunity for both newcomers and industry veterans to participate. “We have long taken pride in presenting a great forum for interactive discussion and Networking within the toner industry,” says Art Diamond, Chairman of The Tiara Group. “And we are filled with enthusiasm for the topics to be heard at this year’s event!”

The main program will feature market analysts Charles Brewer and John Shane who will analyze the toner market worldwide and discuss current trends and future directions. Toner manufacturing consultant Graham Galliford will discuss the status of China’s toner manufacturing industry while consultant Velliyur Sankaran will overview the status of biopolymers for toner production.

World renowned patent attorney Edward J. O’Connor will discuss legal issues and court actions currently in play that are essential to anyone manufacturing, using or selling toner.

Eastman Kodak’s Dr. Dinesh Tyagi will present a tutorial on toner chemistry and technology, followed by consultant John Cooper with a discussion of carrier materials and their technology. Mr. Hiroshi Morimoto of Nippon Pneumatic Company, Ltd. will discuss NPK’s novel toner rounding equipment to reshape mechanically ground toner.

Mr. Sanjeev Mahajan of India’s Navran Advanced Nanoproducts will characterize India’s toner manufacturing industry and his associate, Dr. A. K. Srivastava, will update the group on chemically produced toners.

Rick Greenlaw of Print Recovery Concepts will discuss soy based toners and the status of his company’s marketing activities, while Dr. Jeffery Clark will present a discussion of the basic chemistry and economics of biotoners and give his perspective on end-user acceptance of these environmentally friendly products in the months and years ahead.

With a speaker still to be assigned, a session on “The Polylactides as Biopolymers for Toner” is also planned.

A panel discussion will focus on the question, “Are Biotoners the Next Bubble in the Worldwide Toner Industry?” Finally, Art Diamond will present a wrap-up of the entire event.

For more information about the conference or to register for the event, please visit the website at http://www.tonersconference.com or contact John Buss at +1 202 309 7296.

The conference also includes an Exhibit Area accessible to all speakers and attendees. For more information about Pira International’s sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Brian Santos at +1 207 781 9618.

Pira International is a worldwide authority serving the paper, packaging and printing industries. Established in 1930, Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events worldwide. These services assist clients in gaining market and technical insight, identifying opportunities, evaluating product performance and managing compliance. Pira events combine productive networking with high caliber technical and marketing presentations. These sessions are designed to target marketing opportunities and industry trends for key decision makers around the globe.

The Tiara Group, LLC is a seminar and trade show management organization spun off of Diamond Research Corporation. DRC is a 41-year old chemical consulting and information service firm focused on the imaging industry.

For the past 26 years, DRC and more recently The Tiara Group, has organized a world-renowned series of high technology Imaging Materials Seminars® that contributed to the growth of the imaging industry and to the scientific and technical literature in that field. These conferences have attracted top level executives, scientists, engineers and market strategists to seminars and trade shows at major hotels and conference centers in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and Australia. Visit http://www.thetiaragroup.com


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