With ING/PRINT 2019 summit less than three months away, International Newspaper Group President Russ Newton is shining the spotlight on vendors and their place in the industry.

“Support from vendors has always been critical, but is even more important today. With the challenges our industry has faced over the past ten years, there are fewer vendors out there to choose from,” Newton says. He says vendors today, like most in the changing industry, are called on to strive. “Critical parts and the ability to get them to us quickly were always a challenge, but with fewer vendors out there, it is even harder to get parts quickly. Twenty-four-hour access is something we need available from most vendors,” said Newton, who in addition to his ING work is also general manager at Bay Area Production Services, in the San Francisco Bay area.

ING/PRINT 2019, a networking summit for print production, logistics and operations executive leadership, will take place Oct. 4–5 at Chicago’s Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront.

The ING 2019 summit will be held around the same time as PRINT 19 (Oct. 3–5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place), the signature event of the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech).

News &Tech talked to ING sponsors about their participation in the summit. We asked them: Why did you sponsor ING and what do you hope to achieve with your company’s

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