CANON, HEIDELBERG, PANTONE, MAN ROLAND WEB SYSTEMS, PAPER MART AND ADVANCED PRINT TECHNOLOGIES ARE THE LATEST SPONSORS FOR PIA’S OCTOBER 28th “MUST ATTEND” EVENT IN NYC.
Printing Industries Alliance announced the addition of six new sponsors: Canon, Heidelberg, Pantone, Manroland Web Systems, Paper Mart and Advanced Print Technologies, for their program titled “DIGITAL PRINTING THINK TANK” which will take place on Wednesday October 28thth in Manhattan at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue (at 40th Street), New York, NY. They join sponsors Xerox, HP, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, RedTie, Muller Martini, International Paper, Kolbus, Kodak and Vits International for a total of sixteen sponsors to date.
The event’s first panel will be a group of large and small printers that cut across the digital printing market. Moderator Mark Michelson, Editor of Printing Impressions, will lead the printers in a discussion that will talk about their path to the present and their path for the years ahead. It is predicted that digital printing, which launched in 1993 and is currently more than 20% of all printing, will become 50% of all printing by 2030. Panelists will include Cheryl Kahanec of EarthColor, Glen Boehmer of Sentinel Printing, Kevin McVea of SCI, Ron Sizemore of Influence Graphics, Tim Boucher of b squared, Mark Strickler of Trilon Graphics, Nick Patrissi of Trend Offset Printing and many more.
Our luncheon speaker will be Jeff Hayzlett, former Kodak CMO, Primetime radio and TV host, business author and keynote speaker. Jeff will talk on “Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless”. The first 100 registrants will receive a free autographed copy of his latest book by the same title.
A second panel will be composed of leading marketing executives from digital printing vendors. They will discuss how they provide press owners with guidance in marketing digital printing and assistance in growing the market. The vendors marketing panel will be moderated by digital printing expert Marco Boer of IT-Strategies, who predicted the success of inkjet digital printing a decade ago. Panelists will include Dave Wigfield of Xerox, Marc Johnson of HP, Gavin Jordan Smith of Konica Minolta, Shawn Lawson of International Paper, Andy Fetherman of Muller Martini and Vahaaj Kahn of Kodak.
A third panel will consist of vendors that support digital in a variety of ways including Buzz Apostol from Pantone, Andy Fetherman from Muller Martini, Shawn Lawson of International Paper, Bob Nista of RedTie, Jerry Levey of Paper Mart and Kim Markovitch of Vits International.
The all day event will offer a networking opportunity, allowing participants to compare notes and speak with sponsoring vendors. The cost for an individual to register for the event is $149 and includes lunch and refreshments.