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Hyatt Lost Pines, Austin, Texas | April 20-22, 2020 | Co-located with the Wide-format Summit

Agenda

+ Monday, April 20

  • 9:00 am
    2:00 pm
    Annual Inkjet Summit Golf Tournament (Optional)
  • 12:30 pm
    4:30 pm
    Registration
  • 4:30 pm
    4:40 pm
    Welcome to the 2020 Inkjet Summit
    • David Pesko
      Event Director
      Inkjet Summit
    • Mark Subers
      President
      Printing and Packaging, NAPCO Media
  • 4:40 pm
    5:30 pm
    Keynote: Preparing for 2024 and Beyond

    How will you compete in the future?

    • Marco Boer
      Conference Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
  • 5:30 pm
    6:30 pm
    Keynote Panel: Inkjet - It’s About Adding Value

    As inkjet technology becomes more prevalent in the market, service providers will need to evaluate how to differentiate from the competition. Turnaround time, quality and affordability are table stakes. Differentiation means that service providers need to provide demonstrable results through better use of data, design and cross channel capabilities to enhance digital print and influence the results and value delivered to the end customer. In this keynote panel discussion, you will hear from customer users from our keynote sponsors about how they are embodying inkjet with value added solutions and services to help customers enhance response rates; improve time to market and impact overall bottom line profitability.

    Moderator
    • Barb Pellow
      Manager
      Pellow and Partners
  • 6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    Top 10 Reasons Why You Can't Wait to Prepare For the Future

    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?

    Moderator
    • Marco Boer
      Conference Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
    Speakers
    • Barb Pellow
      Manager
      Pellow and Partners
    • Bob Neubauer
      Editor-in-Chief
      In-plant Impressions
    • Elizabeth Gooding
      President
      Insight Forums & Co-Founder, Inkjet Insights
    • Pat McGrew
      Senior Director, Production Software and Services
      Keypoint Intelligence / InfoTrends
  • 7:00 pm
    9:15 pm
    Inkjet Summit Welcome Reception

+ Tuesday, April 21

  • 7:00 am
    8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:35 am
    9:15 am
    Turbocharging your Workflow Efficiency

    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
    • Pat McGrew
      Senior Director, Production Software and Services
      Keypoint Intelligence / InfoTrends
  • 9:15 am
    9:30 am
    Coffee Break
  • 9:35 am
    10:10 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. Elizabeth shares lessons learned from 20 years of managing design projects, helping clients select outsource partners and helping printing organizations work more profitably with designers.

    • Elizabeth Gooding
      President
      Insight Forums & Co-Founder, Inkjet Insights
  • 10:10 am
    10:30 am
    Transition to Boardroom Case Study Groups
  • 10:30 am
    11:55 am
    Boardroom Case Study Presentations

    Solution providers and their end-user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

  • 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 pm
    1:15 pm
    Transition to Boardroom Case Study Groups
  • 1:15 pm
    2:40 pm
    Boardroom Case Study Presentations

    Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

  • 2:40 pm
    3:00 pm
    Transition to 1:1 Meeting Zone
  • 3:00 pm
    6:20 pm
    Meeting Zone: 1-to-1 Meetings & Refreshments
  • 7:00 pm
    9:30 pm
    Networking Reception, Dinner & Casino Night

+ Wednesday, April 22

  • 7:00 am
    8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 am
    8:40 am
    User Panel: Finishing Automation - What's Working, 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?
    • Marco Boer
      Conference Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
  • 8:40 am
    8:55 am
    Transition to Boardroom Case Study Groups
  • 8:55 am
    11:30 am
    Boardroom Case Study Presentations

    Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

  • 11:30 am
    11:45 am
    Coffee Break
  • 11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 12:45 pm
    1:15 pm
    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
  • 1:15 pm
    1:30 pm
    Transition to Breakout Sessions
  • 1:30 pm
    2:10 pm
    Industry Best Practices: Application Specific Breakout Sessions

    Industry experts lead end-user panel sessions featuring market leaders discussing their experiences with inkjet technology in different segments.

     

    Applications Specific Breakout Sessions:

    • Direct Mail
    • Transaction Print
    • General Commercial
    • Books & Publishing
    • In-Plant Printing
    • Barb Pellow
      Manager
      Pellow and Partners
    • Bob Neubauer
      Editor-in-Chief
      In-plant Impressions
    • Elizabeth Gooding
      President
      Insight Forums & Co-Founder, Inkjet Insights
    • Marco Boer
      Conference Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
    • Nathan Safran
      Vice President, Research
      NAPCO Media
  • 2:25 pm
    2:50 pm
    Panel: Digital Print...2020 & 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.

    • Barb Pellow
      Manager
      Pellow and Partners
    • Marco Boer
      Conference Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
  • 2:50 pm
    3:00 pm
    General Session: Conference Wrap-Up

    You’ve heard from suppliers, users, peers and industry experts. You’ve been provided with insight and information to assist you in your decision making and growing your business. Marco Boer will briefly summarize the lessons learned and highlights of the Inkjet Summit 2020.

    • Marco Boer
      Conference Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
  • 3:00 pm
    3:15 pm
    Transition to 1:1 Meeting Zone
  • 3:15 pm
    6:10 pm
    Meeting Zone: 1-to-1 Meetings & Refreshments
  • 7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    Cocktail Reception
  • 7:30 pm
    9:15 pm
    Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

+ Thursday, April 23

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

Questions?

Please contact David Pesko at ijsinfo@napco.com or read the FAQs.

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