Consolidated Graphics, Inc. Announces Keynote Speakers for Fifth Annual emerge® Conference

Apr 23, 2013, 15:10 ET from Consolidated Graphics, Inc.

HOUSTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading, innovative executives from Nike, MGM Resorts International, United Airlines, and The Leo Burnett Company are featured keynote speakers at Consolidated Graphics, Inc.'s (NYSE: CGX) fifth annual emerge® conference, to be held April 30May 2 in Las Vegas. Emerge is sponsored by HP, International Paper, Xerox and Adobe, among many other supporters.

"Our keynote speakers for 2013 are acknowledged innovators in their respective fields, who have deployed marketing solutions to connect and engage with consumers for successful long-term mutually-beneficial relationships," said Aaron Grohs, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Consolidated Graphics. "Emerge underscores our own commitment to push the boundaries of what is possible with print, to think differently, innovate and engage the support of our customers and suppliers to optimize our collective market performance."

Emerge 2013 keynote speakers are:

  • Mark W. Pilkenton, Director, Global Brand Culture, Nike, Inc.: As one of Nike's longest-tenured employees, Pilkenton has a unique insight into what it takes to propel a brand to iconic status on a global scale.
  • Scott Voeller, Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy and Advertising, MGM Resorts International: Voeller is a 25+ year veteran of the Hospitality and Gaming industry, and has developed and successfully implemented significant branding and marketing campaigns throughout his career.
  • Mark Krolick, Managing Director, Marketing and Product Development, United Airlines: At United Airlines, Krolick built strong brand and loyalty marketing programs with a solid analytical foundation, including advanced marketing analytics and CRM tools.
  • Brian Shembeda and Avery Gross, Senior Vice Presidents, Creative Directors, The Leo Burnett Company: A powerhouse creative team for Leo Burnett, Shembeda's and Gross' award-wining work has been applied toward such renowned brands as Sprint, Miller-Coors, McDonald's and Kellogg's.

The keynote speakers will present May 1 and 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to an audience of nearly 1,000 executives who represent some of the most recognized brands in the consumer marketplace. Emerge is hosted by Consolidated Graphics, along with the support of leading sponsors such as HP, International Paper, Xerox and Adobe, and 30 additional supporters.

About Consolidated Graphics, Inc. Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, TX, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, Prague, and Gero, Japan, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.   Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit

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