Conference Registration (12:00 - 4:30) & Golf Tournament (9:00 Shotgun Start)
Executive Attendee & Sponsor Badge Pick-up is from 12:00 -
4:30. An optional golf tournament will start at 9:00 on the Ocean
Course with a shotgun start.
Welcome to Inkjet Summit
Welcome & Introduction from Philip McKay, CEO, nGage
Events and Mark Subers, Vice President, NAPCO Media
Keynote Address: "Inkjet - The growth driver of the print industry"
Speaker: Conference Chair Marco Boer, Vice President, IT
Description: Ten years of successful deployment of
production inkjet printing systems have led to a rare time of fast
growth in the print industry. Inkjet is creating value in an
industry that has become used to competing on lowest cost, in an
ever expanding range of applications. A new generation of
entry-level systems is putting inkjet within reach of more
customers including in-plants, and high definition inkjet solutions
are tapping into demand of true graphic arts quality output.
This keynote sets the stage for all the interaction that
Keynote Address: "Expanding application and customer base reach with high definition print"
Speaker: Current Inkjet User
Keynote Panel: "A Production inkjet systems manufacturer view on inkjet and the print industry"
Moderator: Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT
Francis A. McMahon, Sr. VP Marketing and Sales Operations,
Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America
Eric Wiesner General Manager, PageWide Web Press, HP Inc.
Mike Herold, Director, Global Marketing for Inkjet Solutions,
Jonathan Edwards, Vice President Inkjet Business
Development, Xerox Corporation
Description: Leading industry vendors will discuss their
experiences from a inkjet production printer manufacturer
view. What has surprised them, what do they foresee
happening in the print industry, and how should print providers
prepare for success during the next three years.
Inkjet Summit Welcome Reception & Dinner
Description: Reception and networking dinner for all
attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build
relationships with potential clients and customers.
General Session User Panel: A transaction printer, commercial printer, and in-plant walk into a coffee shop...
Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight
Panelists: To be announced
Description: An open discussion about challenges, laments,
and opportunities faced in each of these sectors, the role of
inkjet production printing, and similarities and dissimilarities
that effect their equipment requirement needs.
Industry Best Business Practices: Market Segment Breakout Sessions
Industry experts will provide in-depth information on the
implementation of business practices to successfully deploy inkjet
technology across Books, Catalogs, Magazines, Direct
Mail/Marketing, In-Plant, and Transaction & Transpromo. The
segment breakout sessions will leverage the thought leadership and
experience of the consultants who are recognized for their
expertise and deep vertical knowledge, along with the expertise of
Publications - Books,
Catalogs, and Magazines
Speakers: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies two
Description: Trends in book, magazine, and catalog
printing. Zero inventory: benefits and challenges. Impending impact
of cut-sheet inkjet production printers.
Perspectives & Evolution
Speaker: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends with an end
Description: Relevancy and variable data printing.
Creative agencies and their role/lack of of role. Impending impact
of inkjet technology that can print on coated offset stocks.
Scaling the Peaks and Filling the Valleys
Speakers: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums
with an end user
Description: This session will discuss optimizing inkjet
for "peak" efficiency and opportunities to fill in volume valleys
and grow overall business.
Speaker: Bob Neubauer, In-Plant Graphics with an end user
Print: The Migration From Digital Toner to Inkjet
Speakers: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief,
Printing Impressions with Kenneth McNemey, ThinkPatented
Description: Technology breakthroughs in print quality on coated
offset stocks. Growing demand forever higher resolution. Reaching
nirvana: the point where no one questions what technology it was
Industry Insight: Paper
Speaker: To be announced
Description: Print wouldn't exist without
paper. For such a "simple" component, paper controls a
greater role in system performance and output quality than one
might expect. Julie will share her expertise as the buyer of
paper for Merrill on what to look for when buying paper for inkjet
printers, including performance, availability, and the inside scoop
on how to manage both the printer and paper supplier.
Case Study Presentations
Case Study Presentations
Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers
and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy,
implementation, outcome, and the future.
Meeting Zone for One-to-One Appointments
Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night
Description: A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and
our yearly Casino Night designed to allow for informal meetings
over cocktails and some fun games to build relationships with other
executive attendees, potential clients and customers.
General Session Panel: Building volume to fill the inkjet press
Moderator: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends
Panelists: To be announced
Description: You've made the investment in production
inkjet and filled 50% of its optimal capacity with work from
existing clients. How do you fill the other 50%? New clients? New
applications? This session will highlight experiences in finding
the direct and scenic route to volume growth.
Prospective Inkjet User Spotlight Series - Turning the table
Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editorial
Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions
Description: You've seen your peers adopting inkjet
technology, and you are interested in inkjet. Uncertainty has
prevented you from making a decision. What aspects of the decision
process are hurdles? How can equipment, supplies, software, and
finishing suppliers help you get to a point where you feel
comfortable with an investment in your future? Questions will be
solicited from attendees in advance.
Industry Best Practices: Market Segment Inkjet User Panels
Books, Catalogs & Magazines: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies
Description: Hear from inkjet users as they discuss their
challenges and success in choosing and implementing their systems.
Other topics covered will include: marketing/positioning; cost
savings; and new business opportunities.
Direct Mail and Direct Marketing: Current Inkjet User
Description: Learn how inkjet solutions in Direct Mail/Marketing
have been implemented from successful campaigns. Users will discuss
their strategies, as well as the benefits and challenges they have
Transaction & Transpromo: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums
Description: Learn how transaction printers have benefited from
inkjet systems. Understand their decision making process and ROI
vs. previous digital printing solutions; new buyers and existing
users share their priorities for leveraging inkjet, etc.
In-Plant Printing: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Bob Neubauer, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief,
Panelists: To be
General Commercial Printing: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief,
Description: Learn how these printers have benefited from their
installations of production inkjet systems. Understand their
decision-making process and ROI vs. previous digital printing
solutions, how have they used or plan to use color printing
capability, advice for how to get started in inkjet, hidden
surprises that they encountered, etc.
General Session: Understanding Print Quality Analysis
Speaker: Mary Schilling
Description: A check list for paper testing. Aspects to
consider when making a decision on paper, processes for testing the
paper, and ensuring a happy relationship with your paper ever
General Session: NAPCO Research
Speaker: Nathan Safron, Director of Research
Description: Inkjet is the "secret" ingredient in helping
many print providers transition their companies for renewed growth.
To take some of the mystery out of this rapdily evolving "secret"
technology, NAPCO established a new division to help inkjet
stakeholders keep a pulse on technology and application development
trends. Nathan will share some of NAPCO's most recent and thought
provoking insights into the use of inkjet printing.
General Session: Conference Wrap-Up
Speaker: Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT
Description: You have heard from suppliers, users, peers
and industry experts. You have been provided with insight and
information to assist you in your decision making and growing your
business. This closing brief session will summarize the lessons
learned and highlights of the Inkjet Summit 2017.
Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment
Description: Closing night dinner followed by the Inkjet
Summit Awards reception and some amazing entertainment.
Are you a Senior Printing Executive or Corporate Data Center Director?
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