Inkjet Summit Receives Excellent Reviews, Announces Award Winners
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—July 21, 2015—The 2015 Inkjet Summit, held April 27-29 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club here, was a major success for both sponsors and attendees. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only, hosted event designed for senior managers and business executives from print providers and corporate enterprises that are looking to develop strategies, understand their options, and make major investment decisions around production inkjet printing technology.
According to Marco Boer, vice president at IT Strategies and chair of the 2015 Inkjet Summit, “This event has become the single most important and focused digital production inkjet conference in the printing industry worldwide. There is no other event that encourages as much interaction and sharing of knowledge of production inkjet technology among equipment, software and supplies manufacturers and those who are interested in adopting the technology.”
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 inkjet solutions. The Inkjet Summit was able to meet both of these needs, making the conference a tremendous success for both attendees and sponsors.
2015 Inkjet Summit Keynote level sponsors included Canon Solutions America, Ricoh, and Xerox. For a full list of sponsors please visit www.ijsummit.com.
"Canon Solutions America was pleased to sponsor the 2015 Inkjet Summit, for the third year in a row,” said Francis McMahon, Vice President of Marketing at Canon Solutions America. “As the identified market share leader—both worldwide and in the United States—we are excited to take part in this event where users and manufacturers come together to grow the world of production inkjet. The Inkjet Summit gives us the opportunity to discuss and understand specific customer issues and work together to ensure that we are developing the right products for the market. The event also gives us the opportunity to showcase some of our customer success stories that highlight how our advanced inkjet printing technology translates into real-life success."
“Over three years of partnering with the Inkjet Summit, the single most important thing has been consistent one-on-one customer engagement,” said Mike Herold, Director, Continuous Feed Inkjet Technologies, Ricoh. “Customers’ insights and hopes for specific future innovation fuel the ongoing enhancements we make to our product line—all aimed to help them grow their businesses. This year was particularly special for us, as some of our customers went from observers to active participants, presenting case studies on how they use our inkjet technology to successfully achieve their business goals in this shifting landscape. This year’s conference and our customer participation reinforced that inkjet technology and related services and solutions are not just revitalizing the print industry, but transforming it in ways that are giving print service providers unprecedented opportunities.”
“It’s becoming more widely known that high-speed, color inkjet is closing the gap between offset and digital print as evidenced by the new wave of interested production inkjet adopters that were in attendance at this year’s Inkjet Summit,” said Dustin Graupman, Vice President, Inkjet Business, Xerox. “With an emphasis on inkjet as a key driver in print’s future and vitality, the Summit provided a stimulating environment for attendees to rethink inkjet and discover new opportunities for growth.”
The Annual Inkjet Summit Awards were also presented on the final night of the event. Attendees voted on the sponsor-focused awards and Inkjet Summit Advisory Board members voted on the attendee award. Award categories and winners included:
“Our goal with the Inkjet 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 David Pesko, senior vice president at nGage Events. “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 inkjet and how to be successful.”
For information on sponsoring and/or attending Inkjet Summit 2016, please visit www.ijsummit.com or contact David Pesko at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t miss the 2015 Digital Packaging Summit in November. Visit www.digitalpackagingsummit.com for more details.
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 approximately 30 trade shows, and employs more than 120 people. NAPCO's flagship publication, Printing Impressions, is the most influential and widely read resource for the printing industry worldwide. NAPCO Media 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.