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AIMED
AIMED (Association of Independent Mailing Equipment Dealers) serves as the ONLY association representing the most prominent mailing and shipping equipment dealers, value added resellers, systems integrators, mailing software developers and office technology experts in the industry. AIMED is the liaison within the industry between independent dealers and the manufacturers. AIMED's primary purpose is to help independent dealers grow their business profitably.

AIMED invites you to network and exchange ideas with other top professionals in the industry at two educational, fun and, informative conferences per year. The next scheduled conference is April 23-26, 2014 in Las Vegas. Contact Rick Chambers at rick@aimedweb.org or by phone to 816-994-3328 or visit our website www.aimedweb.org.


ADG
The American Dealer Group (ADG) will be convening in Las Vegas this March for their annual product development meeting. The ADG is an incorporated group of independent equipment distributors that offers a ready-to-go distribution platform and support network for manufacturers in the Graphic Arts industry. This annual meeting will be held at the Palace Station on March 13-15, 2014.

This product development meeting presents an opportunity for industry insiders to present and demonstrate new or unknown products. For more information about how to have your product or company invited please visit our website at www.americandealergroup.com.


BindRite
Founded in 1991, BindRite (www.bindrite.com) is an international group of independent dealers offering products, services and expertise pertaining to all your Print Finishing requirements. Members are required to maintain the highest standards of product selection, customer service, technical support and adherence to a strict Code of Ethics.

At the three day BindRite Dealer Association's annual meeting in April 2013, in Point Clear, Alabama, most all forty-five member dealerships from the U.S, Mexico and Canada, were represented, and products and services were on display from 32 of their key vendors.

In his welcoming speech, BindRite President Lyle Moreau, National Index, Bindery & Supply, made this comment, "Our network is making a significant contribution to the fast paced "Digital Print on Demand" market space by presenting Print Finishing products from the world class manufacturers we represent, many of which are adapting "Green Button Technology" into their new designs." Bi-Annual elections were held and Cyndi Christie, Owner of McIntire Business Products, Concord, NH, was elected President.

The next annual meeting will be at The Wigwam Resort, Golf Club and Spa in Litchfield Park, AZ in April 2014. For more information contact Al Boese, Executive Director at al.boese@bindrite.com or 847-283-0970


BTA
Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members - office technology dealerships - consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the goal of helping businesses maximize their investment in devices and technology. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information call 800-505-2821 or visit www.bta.org.


GAMAA
The Graphic Arts Merchants Association of Australia - formed in 1969, GAMAA is a major contributor to the development and advancement of the printing and graphic communications industry in Australia. Comprising member companies which are representative of the printing and graphic communications supply market, GAMAA is proactive in its commitment to contribute to the industry across a range of activities. These include the co-hosting of the two major Australian industry trade shows; PacPrint and PrintEx. Revenue generated from these trade shows is used by this not-for-profit association to fund industry initiatives including the annual GAMAA Industry Overseas Internship Grant and the sponsorship of industry activities and awards. Visit our website at www.gamaa.net.au or email enquire@gamaa.net.au.


PESDA
PESDA - Printing Equipment & Supply Dealers' Association of Canada (PESDA) is an association of Manufacturers, Dealers and Suppliers to the Graphic Communications Industry in Canada.

Pesda was formed in 1975 and our Vision is to be the premier national resource for the suppliers by providing relevant information and value-added services to our members and for the common good of the industry. Our Mission also includes being a graphics industry advocate to governments.

PESDA added value services include: the only Canadian Content Graphic Industry Trends Report; Access to What They Think.com; Risk Management Program supported by Canada Legal Referral; Graphics Canada Trade Show Partner and membership in Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Canada's Leading Business Network and Canadian Manufacturing Coalition who advocate for Manufacturing in Canada. Visit www.pesda.com or contact Bob Kirk at bkirk@pesda.com or call 416-524-1954 for further information.



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