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July 26 - 28, 2021 | Hyatt Lost Pines, Austin, TX

Agenda

Monday, July 26

  • 12:00 pm 4:00 pm
    Executive & Supplier Badge Pickup
  • 4:00 pm
    Welcome to the 2021 Inkjet Summit
    Speaker
    • David Pesko Executive Vice President of Business Development, Hosted Events & Research NAPCO Media
  • 4:10 pm 4:45 pm
    Keynote: How to Re-engage Customers with the Power of Print

    As we exit the COVID pandemic, our collective comfort with electronic communications has increased. But yet we yearn for personal interaction, the ability to touch and see. Print is an integral part of how we communicate, and now is the time to re-engage and reinforce the power of print. Color in a printed document is a key component of any communication that is a call to action. Production inkjet is a key technology that can deliver upon color communication with unmatched productivity, attractive running cost, and the ability to print on an ever growing range of substrates, with eye popping colors, variation, and appeal.

    Speaker
    • Marco Boer Conference Chair | Vice President IT Strategies
  • 4:50 pm 5:50 pm
    Keynote Panel: Inkjet - Application Show and Tell

    As a long-time champion of the power of print, Barb Pellow has had a front seat witnessing some of the most effective and high-response examples of print output. In this session, Barb will interview four print ambassadors to gain their insight into best-in-class examples of print.

    Moderator
    • Barbara A. Pellow Manager Pellow and Partners
  • 5:55 pm 6:30 pm
    General Session: Top 10 Reasons Why You Can't Wait to Prepare for the Future Now

    Books, commercial, transaction, direct mail, in-plant. What will happen in each of these applications that will cause the business model of how print is delivered to change? How can one prepare using inkjet as a tool?

    Speakers
    • Pat McGrew Managing Director McGrewGroup, Inc.
    • Bob Neubauer Editor-in-Chief In-plant Impressions
    • Barbara A. Pellow Manager Pellow and Partners
    • David Zwang Principal Zwang & Company
    Moderator
    • Marco Boer Conference Chair | Vice President IT Strategies
  • 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
    Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 27

  • 7:00 am 8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 am 8:30 am
    General Session: Production Inkjet Technology Development Trends

    DRUPA never came, nor did the once in every 4-years new product announcements. However technology development hasn’t stopped. Printheads, ink chemistry, print systems, software, substrates, and finishing equipment have all moved forward. This session will highlight the key developments since 2019 that could benefit your operations.

    Speaker
    • Marco Boer Conference Chair | Vice President IT Strategies
  • 8:35 am 9:15 am
    General Session: Turbocharging Your Workflow Efficency

    There are four big workflow issues that confront most print shops. They happen in conventional analog shops, pure digital shops, and hybrid shops. Come find out how to identify them with a workflow self-assessment and turbocharge your workflow with some fine tuning. Take-aways include: The four common workflow pitfalls; How to perform your own workflow assessment to uncover your own challenges; Learn how to fix the big four workflow challenges.

    Speaker
    • David Zwang Principal Zwang & Company
  • 9:15 am 9:30 am
    Coffee Break
  • 9:30 am 10:55 am
    Boardroom Case Study Presentations
  • 11:10 am 11:40 am
    Industry Insight: Design for Profit

    Design, and designers, are fundamental to profitability with inkjet. When customers provide poorly structured design files, job profitability drops. Adding design services can drive more revenue for organizations with the right skillset and mindset. Pat shares lessons learned from 20 years of managing design projects, helping clients select outsource partners and helping printing organizations work more profitably with designers.

    Speaker
    • Pat McGrew Managing Director McGrewGroup, Inc.
  • 11:40 am 1:00 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 pm 2:40 pm
    Boardroom Case Study Presentations
  • 3:00 pm 6:00 pm
    1:1 Meeting Zone
  • 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night

Wednesday, July 28

  • 7:00 am 8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 am 8:40 am
    General Session User Panel: Finishing Automation - What's Working and What Needs More Work?

    When can you leverage offset finishing? When is it not good enough? Do you buy separate or through an OEM deal? Who is responsible for getting paper testing through finishing?

    Speaker
    • Pat McGrew Managing Director McGrewGroup, Inc.
  • 8:55 am 11:30 am
    Boardroom Case Study Presentations
  • 11:30 am 12:45 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 12:45 pm 1:15 pm
    General Session User Panel: Veteran Inkjet Users Share Their Triumphs and Tribulations

    Much has changed in almost a decade since these early production inkjet adopters installed their first output devices. These long-time users will share their experiences of what went right, what they would have done differently, and the key considerations for print providers seeking to move forward. They’ll also discuss the ramifications for those who remain on the sidelines hesitant to adopt.

    Moderator
    • Mark Michelson Editor-in-Chief Printing Impressions
  • 1:20 pm 1:50 pm
    General Session Panel: On the Spot for What Will to Digital Print...2021 & Beyond

    Digital print technology is constantly evolving is making progress toward ease, speed, and sophistication each year. For the last twenty years or so, print technology and applications have advanced at an exceptional rate and that does not seem to be stopping or slowing down any time soon. These changes in technology are creating new opportunities as well as new customer demands. In this session, key industry analysts Marco Boer and Barb Pellow will be interviewed by an attendee and share their projections for 2020 and beyond. Key areas of focus include: Technology, Market convergence and consolidation, and New technology driven application opportunities.

    Speakers
    • Marco Boer Conference Chair | Vice President IT Strategies
    • Barbara A. Pellow Manager Pellow and Partners
  • 1:55 pm 2:05 pm
    Conference Wrap-Up
    Speaker
    • Marco Boer Conference Chair | Vice President IT Strategies
  • 2:20 pm 3:00 pm
    Industry Best Practices: Market Segment Deep Dives
  • 3:15 pm 6:10 pm
    1:1 Meeting Zone
  • 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Thursday, July 29

  • 6:00 am 1:00 pm
    Transfers to Airport