Inkjet Summit 2016 Announces Canon Solutions America, HP, Ricoh and Xerox as Keynote Sponsors
PHILADELPHIA and MARSHFIELD, MA—December 22, 2015—The Inkjet Summit 2016 will be held April 18-20, at the exclusive Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The event is organized by nGage Events, the leading producer of hosted model events, and publishing partner Printing Impressions, America's Most Influential and Widely Read Resource for the Printing Industry. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only, hosted event specifically designed for senior managers and business executives at printing companies and corporate enterprises who are looking to develop strategies, understand their options and make major investment decisions around production inkjet digital printing technology.
Keynote sponsors include Canon Solutions America, HP, Ricoh and Xerox. A listing of all supporting sponsors can be found at www.ijsummit.com
"It’s an exciting time to be in inkjet. The capabilities of the technology continue to expand, and inkjet is bringing its unique combination of productivity, reliability, and affordability to more and more applications," said Steve Welkley, Vice President, Production Inkjet Sales, Xerox. "At Xerox, we are bringing innovative new products to market that make inkjet more accessible to more companies—like our Xerox Rialto 900. We're committed to helping our customers make the most of inkjet technologies with our full portfolio of aqueous and waterless inkjet solutions. We have some compelling new inkjet developments in store for 2016 and we're looking forward to discussing them, and the future of inkjet, with attendees at this year's Inkjet Summit."
Eric Wiesner, General Manager, HP PageWide Web Press Division, commented, "The Inkjet Summit has earned a reputation as a high-value, must-attend event for forward-thinking printers to connect with the industry's inkjet solutions providers. HP is proud to be a keynote sponsor as we believe this conference benefits the industry through knowledge and idea sharing."
The goal of the Inkjet Summit is to provide attendees with a focused conference program that covers the key topics needed to understand their options, challenges, economics and critical decision-making criteria, while providing valuable peer interaction and experiences. Along with that, the Inkjet Summit provides access to key suppliers that all play a critical role in the make-up of a successful inkjet solution.
"The adoption of production inkjet solutions has seen substantial growth in the last few years. Along the way, the technology has continued to improve, costs have come down, and more applications have been utilized," said Mike Herold, Director, Global Marketing Inkjet Solutions, Ricoh. "As an example, at Ricoh we have seen inkjet leveraged more in commercial print environments as a compelling alternative to offset because of its ability to add personalization and versioning with minimal tradeoff in quality. We also see some of the earlier adopters of the technology, including transactional printers, take advantage of the capabilities to provide high-impact, graphical, color-intense communications to their customers."
Herold continued, "To continue the growth and innovation that is occurring, the entire industry has to come together to educate, share, and look for new opportunities. Each year, the Inkjet Summit provides a forum to do just that. We value the opportunity to engage with customers, describe our latest innovations and success stories especially with our RICOH Pro VC60000, the hottest inkjet issues and what's next for the market. We anticipate this year's event will help continue to promote the technology and market's continuous forward progress."
"Canon Solutions America is proud to serve as the Keynote Sponsor of the 2016 Inkjet Summit," commented Mal Baboyian, Executive Vice President, Canon Solutions America. "The Inkjet Summit plays a vital role in fostering strategic partnerships that collectively push the realms of inkjet technology while enabling Print Service Providers looking to grow their business with advanced technologies. During 2016 we launched three new inkjet products including the Océ VarioPrint i300, the Océ ImageStream Series, and the Océ ColorStream 3000Z Series."
Baboyian continued, "With these new products and our existing portfolio, we solidified our U.S. Market Share leader position for production inkjet once again. We believe our conversations with influential inkjet users at events like the Inkjet Summit help us to continue to meet the market's needs with technology that helps them drive their businesses forward. We look forward to continuing the conversation this year, learning about the challenges in today's marketplace while offering guidance and support on how to leverage emerging inkjet printing technologies."
The conference program will once again be driven by Conference Chair Marco Boer of IT Strategies. Boer is joined by an Advisory Board of production inkjet market leading experts. The Advisory Board has once again developed a conference program that provides the right mix of expert insights and analysis, user panels, and customer case studies.
About the Organizers:
NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions
NAPCO Media successfully operates magazines, trade shows and online services for the various markets it serves. Currently, the company produces 16 magazines, 22 email newsletters, two subscription services and two trade shows, and employs more than 150 people. NAPCO's flagship publication, Printing Impressions, is the most influential and widely read resource for printers worldwide. NAPCO also publishes several other well-known titles serving the direct marketing, promotional products and consumer electronics markets. For more information, visit www.napco.com
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. For more information, visit www.ngagevents.com
Source: NAPCO Media and nGage Events.