Agenda


Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Welcome to Inkjet Summit

Welcome & Introduction from Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events and Mark Subers, Vice President, NAPCO Media

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote Address: "Inkjet - The growth driver of the print industry"

Speaker:  Conference Chair Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

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 follows.

5:30 PM - 6:05 PM

Keynote Address: "Expanding application and customer base reach with high definition print"

Speaker:  Current Inkjet User

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Keynote Panel: "A Production inkjet systems manufacturer view on inkjet and the print industry"

Moderator: Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Speakers:

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, Ricoh

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.

7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

General Session User Panel: A transaction printer, commercial printer, and in-plant walk into a coffee shop...

Moderator:  Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums

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.

8:50 AM - 9:45 AM

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 experienced users.

Publications - Books, Catalogs, and Magazines

Speakers:  Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies two end users

Description:  Trends in book, magazine, and catalog printing. Zero inventory: benefits and challenges. Impending impact of cut-sheet inkjet production printers.

Direct Mail Perspectives & Evolution

Speaker: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends with an end user

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.

Transaction Print:  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.

In-Plant Perspectives & Evolution

Speaker: Bob Neubauer, In-Plant Graphics with an end user

Description:

General Commercial 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 printed on.

9:55 AM - 10:30 AM

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.

10:45 AM - 12:10 PM

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.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:55 PM

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.

3:15 PM - 5:55 PM

Meeting Zone for One-to-One Appointments

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

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.

8:55 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Prospective Inkjet User Spotlight Series - Turning the table

Moderator:  Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions

Panelists:  To be announced

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.

11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

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.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM

Industry Best Practices: Market Segment Inkjet User Panels

Books, Catalogs & Magazines: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Panelists: To be announced

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 Panel

Moderator: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends

Panelists: To be announced

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 faced.

 

Transaction & Transpromo: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums

Panelists: To be announced

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 Panel

Moderator: Bob Neubauer, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, In-Plant Graphics

Panelists: To be announced                          

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.

 

General Commercial Printing: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions

Panelists: To be announced                          

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.

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

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 after.

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

General Session: Conference Wrap-Up

Speaker:  Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

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.

3:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Meeting Zone for One-to-One Appointments

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

Description:  Closing night dinner followed by the Inkjet Summit Awards reception and some amazing entertainment.