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Consultant chairs conference

In Toronto, Canada, members of the publishing business from all over the world will meet to discuss the future of their industry. Distripress, a global association for the promotion of international press, hosts its annual meeting in Toronto.

The organization, with members from publishing companies and their partner organizations worldwide, meets annually. It is attended by almost 1,000 delegates from 90 countries. Linda Ruth, who founded and is the owner of Peterborough-based PSCSConsulting, was asked to chair this year’s convention, held in September.

About the future of print publishing, Ruth said, “The theme of Distripress this year is ‘Press Fighting Back.’ Print is beleaguered, but still vital. Industry luminaries attending Distripress will share their ideas about how we as an industry can move forward.”

Ruth lives in Peterborough with her husband, Gregory Spitzfaden, and her daughter, Haley Spitzfaden who attends Conval High School. Their other two daughters are married. Ruth is also a writer. She has written two textbooks and expects her first novel, “The Other Side of Everything,” to be published in fall.

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