April 14–17, 2019


Dallas, TX

CI 19 / About

The 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 14–17 in Dallas) is the only annual event focused on helping custom manufacturers such as printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking.

Whether you’re starting a structured improvement program, or are looking for ways to sustain and improve your existing efforts, the conference has content specifically designed for your knowledge level.

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Meet the Keynotes


Paola Bozzer

TC Transcontinental Printing

Tony Bridwell

Ryan LLC

Shannon Carver

Lean Leaders Plus

John Compton

Compton & Associates

Taryn Davis

Hope Foods

Rick Egelin

Fireblast Global

Missy Gieselmann

Wikoff Color

Steven Haedrich

New York Label & Box Works

Cheryl Jekiel

Lean Leadership Center

Malcolm Keif

California Polytechnic State University

Jeff Ku

Superior Lithographics

Peter Lovelace

Booster Spirit Wear

LeKisha McKinley

LQM Business Strategists

Sammy Obara

Honsha Associates

Mike Orzen

Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.

Jamie Parker

Process + Results Leadership Coaching

Ross Paterson

XM Performance

Ron Pereira

Gemba Academy

Andrew Quibell


Josh Ramsbottom

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Doug Rawson

Superior Lithographics

Scott Reighard

The Standard Group

Nick Shonsky

The Standard Group

Brian Van de Water

SPL Consulting, LLC

Laurie VandenLangenberg

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Dan Vermeesch

Micron Manufacturing Company

Darrell Ward

Pollard Banknote Limited

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2019 Event Location

The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 720-2020
Toll Free: (866) 540-4427
Make hotel reservation here!

Photo of Dallas provided by VisitDallas.

Hotel Reservations

The four-star Fairmont Dallas combines hospitality and elegance with that special Texas flair. It is ideally located in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts district, and only a short walk away from the central business and financial districts. Restaurants, shopping, and entertainment are all nearby.

Registered conference attendees have access to the special conference hotel rate of $159 single/double. The special conference rate is available until Thursday, March 28, 2019, though the block may sell out prior to that date. After March 28, the hotel will accept reservations on a space-and-rate available basis only.

To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at (214) 720-2020 and use conference code Continuous or reserve your room online here. One night’s room and tax will be charged to guarantee the reservation. You may cancel the reservation 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

Two airports serve the Dallas area: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Love Field (Southwest hub) are 18 and 5 miles from the hotel, respectively. Taxi/Uber/Lyft will be $30-50 from DFW and less from Love Field. Super Shuttle (972- 615-2410) provides transportation to the hotel from both airports: $21/person for a shared ride from DFW and $35/person for a non-stop ride from Love Field. If you plan to drive, valet parking is available at the group discount rate of $26/night (self-parking is available at nearby garages).


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Printing Industries of America is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or physical appearance. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants, speakers, or guests in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the PIA staff.

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