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IMI Europe announce Digital Printing Conference programme

2nd August 2017
Anna Flockett

The full invited speaker and panel session programme has been announced by IMI Europe for its strategic Digital Printing Conference event. The event will be held at the Novotel Barcelona City Hotel, Barcelona, Spain from 20-21st September 2017, with supporting events on 18-19th September including a Mergers & Acquisitions forum, Market Reports Live sessions and a new version of the Inkjet Academy. 

Digital Printing Conference 2017
IMI Europe’s flagship strategic industry conference event is intended for those wishing to understand the direction of the industry over the coming years, with a theme of ‘Vision 2020’. The conference programme has been planned with input from the conference Strategic Advisory Board, comprising Martin Schoeppler, President and CEO, Fujifilm Dimatix, John Law, Managing Director Advanced Materials, Sun Chemical, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies, Paul Morgavi, Chief Technology Officer Ink Jet and Novel Printing, Xerox and Mike Willis, Chairman, IMI Europe & Managing Director, Pivotal Resources.                                  

The invited presentation programme includes:

  • Market updates from leading analysts IT Strategies, Keypoint Intelligence – Infotrends and IDTechEx
  • Updates and views from industry pacesetters Landa Digital, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Sun Chemical, Domino Printing Sciences, SPG Prints, Xaar and Xerox
  • Perspectives from key end users like Impress
  • New technology introductions from inkjet innovators PadaLuma, Philips, Archipelago Technology and Mouvent

As well as formal invited presentations, the conference programme includes panel sessions covering the key topics of Packaging, Printed Electronics and Product Printing, with the panels chaired by and including industry leaders.

The IMI Europe Digital Printing Conference is preceded by supporting events as follows:

Mergers and acquisitions forum
A new event for 2017 covers mergers and acquisitions from both the buy side and sell side. Leading analysts and experts will give an overview of the industry M&A scene, review key transactions as case studies, and give advice and experiences from both sides of the transaction. The event will be chaired by Kenneth D. Stack, President of Proximus LLC, with a panel session promising lively debate.

Inkjet Academy – business edition
This year’s event premieres a new version of the Inkjet Academy, aimed at people wishing to understand the essential aspects of the technology, industry and applications. The event is delivered by Dr Alan Hudd of Alchemie Technology and Mike Willis of Pivotal Resources, the founders of the Inkjet Academy, who have been presenting versions of the course since 1998.

Market reports live
Leading analysts and experts will present modules covering key inkjet applications including digital textile printing from World Textile Information Network (WTiN), and packaging printing from Keypoint Intelligence - Infotrends.

“We believe we have a fantastic programme of strategic content in place for our Digital Print Europe event, with a superb speaker and panel line-up for the Digital Printing Conference, and a terrific set of supporting events from our valued partners,” commented Tim Phillips, Managing Director IMI Europe. “IMI and IMI Europe conferences have traditionally been the forum where the industry discusses the future, and this event is no exception. Our Conference theme of ‘Vision 2020’ is a timely one for the industry, and we look forward to hosting a lively and informative debate. ”

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