Results will be shared in an educational seminar with advice from leading print experts

Toronto, ON, April 26, 2023 – Strategic consulting firm, Connecting for Results (CFR), is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Industry Survey at Graphics Canada Expo. As part of the 2023 Graphics Canada Seminar Series sponsored by CFR, the educational session will feature Canadian print experts sharing recommendations on the surprising results. With a number of current challenges and opportunities facing printers, these insights enable them to make informed decisions about the future.

Earlier this year, printers across North America were given the opportunity to provide feedback on their current circumstances in an industry survey. After the downturn from the pandemic, the economy was on a rebound, only to be impacted by major supply issues and labour shortages. With increasing inflation and interest rates, the survey provides the latest sentiments of industry decision makers from across Canada, indicating whether printers are currently thriving, surviving, or somewhere in between, and their outlook for the road ahead. The Canadian Industry – 2023 Insights from Insiders seminar will be hosted on Friday, May 12 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Moderated by CFR’s Bob Dale, Peter Spring of Category 5 Imaging and Richard Kouwenhoven from Hemlock Printers will join to share their recommendations in this interactive session.

“We are excited to share the survey results at Graphics Canada Expo. The findings provide insights into all areas currently affecting printers, from labour shortages to budgeting and automation to overstocks. The survey has helped us gain key understandings that can be shared with the industry so we can all benefit as we move forward. Thank you to those who participated,” said Bob Dale, COO & Sr. Vice President.

“We are very pleased to be hosting the Canadian Industry – 2023 Insights from Insiders seminar. Graphics Canada Expo is an opportunity to bring printers together under one roof and I can’t think of a better time to share the results of this important and timely survey,” said Dan Mustata, Show Director, Graphics Canada Expo.

Industry professionals who are unable to attend the seminar can also have access to the survey results. Following the Expo, findings will be issued through industry publications, trade associations, and social media.

The Canadian Industry – 2023 Insights from Insiders seminar is the fifth educational program in the Graphics Canada Seminar Series which runs from Thursday, May 11 to Friday, May 12. Topics include automation solutions, cybersecurity, exploring the value of print, recruiting and retaining employees, and the results of the 2023 Industry Survey.

The 2023 Industry Survey was conducted by Connecting for Results. Led by Howard Conway, CFR’s research department was developed to help print leaders and their teams make informed decisions for their business.

For more information on the Graphics Canada Seminar Series, sponsored by Connecting for Results, please visit: To register for the seminar, please visit here.