Digital Packaging Summit Gets Rave Reviews and Announces Award Winners
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—December 3, 2015—The 2015 Digital Packaging Summit, held Nov. 9-11, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club here, was a major success for both sponsors and attendees. The Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit designed for senior managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future digital production printing, finishing technology, supplies, software and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions.
According to Kevin Karstedt, CEO at Karstedt Partners LLC and chair of the 2015 Digital Packaging Summit, "I have chaired and spoken at many conferences on this topic and while most were good events they were one dimensional with information coming down from the podium or 'snip-its' from tabletops during breaks. This is a totally different kind of event that immerses the attendees and sponsors in a bi-directional dialog that benefits both. The information sharing and 'roll your sleeves up' interaction that occurs leaves everyone with extensive "to do" lists. The 'deep dive' format and informational exchange is just what the fast changing package printing industry needs right now."
While users are looking for information and guidance, suppliers are looking for ways to identify and develop relationships with these potential buyers specifically interested in digital solutions. The Digital Packaging Summit was able to meet both of these needs, making the conference a tremendous success for both attendees and sponsors.
2015 Digital Packaging Summit Keynote level sponsors included HP, Mark Andy, and Xeikon. For a full list of sponsors please visit www.digitalpackagingsummit.com. Here is what they had to say.
"I’ve experienced many different types of printing industry events over the last 30 years and the format, content and networking at the recent Digital Packaging Summit seriously raises the bar vs. other venues."—Gary Bernier, Strategic Business & Brand Development Manager, Labels & Packaging, HP Indigo and InkJet Press Solutions, AMS.
“The Digital Packaging Summit was an outstanding and highly beneficial event providing a refreshing, unbiased look at how digital print technologies will impact us all. The exposure to high level converting executives, case studies and one-on-one meetings is a unique event format that truly over-delivered. A great outcome for all who attended.”—Jeff Feltz, Director of Business Development, Mark Andy Inc.
“Today’s communication is all about multi-channel, the Digital Packaging Summit is the role model in ‘eventing’, interacting with customers on three different levels—through general sessions—case studies and one2one meetings.”—Patrick Van Baelen, Vice President WW Marketing, Xeikon America Inc.
The Annual Digital Packaging Summit Awards were also presented on the final night of the event. Attendees voted on the sponsor-focused awards and Advisory Board members voted on the attendee award. Award categories and winners included:
"Best Sponsor Case Study Presentation: Folding Carton Segment"
Runners-up: Brandtjen & Kluge, HP, Xerox
"Best Sponsor Case Study Presentation: Label Segment"
Runners-up: Fujifilm, Screen Americas, Xeikon
"Company to Watch"
Runners-up: Fujifilm, Mark Andy, Memjet
"Overall Contributing Attendee"
Winner: Dwane Wall, President, Creative Labels of Vermont
“Our goal with the Digital Packaging Summit is to provide maximum value to our attendees, as well as our sponsors and, based on initial feedback, I believe we achieved that,” said Brian Ludwick, Publisher/Brand Director at packagePRINTING. “This is accomplished through a strong conference program and the right mix of networking and relationship building activities. Attendees learned from experts, suppliers and, most importantly, their peers on how to approach digital and how to be successful.”
For information on sponsoring and/or attending Digital Packaging Summit 2016 please visit www.digitalpackagingsummit.com or contact David Pesko at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t miss the 2016 Inkjet Summit in April. Visit www.ijsummit.com for more details.
About the Organizers
Since 1958, NAPCO Media has been a leading information source in the markets it serves. NAPCO Media continues to evolve with information distribution methods and specializes in the creation and cross-channel distribution of exceptional content. Our mission is to build community between our audience and our clients. NAPCO's flagship publication, packagePRINTING, is the most influential and widely read journal for package printer and converters of labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and corrugated products. NAPCO also publishes several other well-known titles serving the direct marketing, promotional products and consumer electronics markets.
nGage Events is the leading producer of host-based, invitation-only business events. These events bring together leading vendors with qualified decision makers in an exclusive and intimate environment. The team at nGage Events has successfully produced more than 200 events across all market sectors using this distinctive format, which guarantees access to key contacts in a private setting, fosters new relationships, improves existing ones, builds partnerships, and accelerates the sales process.
Source: NAPCO Media and nGage Events.