We are joined on this episode by Matt Baehr, the Executive Director of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI). He shares with us his career path serving in different trade associations, reflects on the evolution and growth of BMI along the way, and explains how the association provides knowledge, education, human, and social support to its members and the book manufacturing community.
**Who You Will Hear**
Guest: Matt Baehr (Executive Director of Book Manufacturers’ Institute)
Co-host: Luna Tang (Cloud Service Delivery Manager at Klopotek)
Co-host: Dwayne Parris (Senior Consultant at Klopotek)
Since 1933, the Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI) has been the nationally recognized trade association representing the book manufacturing industry in the United States. This time, on the 90th anniversary of BMI, we are joined by its Executive Director Matt Baehr.
Matt talks about his professional experience working for four trade associations in four different industries and reflects on the evolution and growth of BMI along the way. He then answers our question about “print vs digital” by analyzing how people’s reading habit has changed over the pandemic and how the book manufacturing industry navigates the trend of e-reading around. Matt also shares with us how the association provides knowledge, education, human, and social support to its members and the book manufacturing community as a whole.
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