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The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, the Official Portfolio Review presented by the Palm Springs Photo Festival, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 250 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.
The 2017 Expo will bring together the industry’s most qualified attendees — the majority of whom have purchasing authority — to experience your company’s technology, equipment, supplies, software and applications. Leading imaging professionals from every sector of the imaging industry: Sign making, digital imaging, commercial printing and garment decoration will flood the Expo floor in search of your products, methodologies and innovative applications. Tens of thousands of educated attendees will explore the wall-to-wall exhibitor booths and meet with their colleagues, competitors, customers and potential clients, often while making immediate buying decisions right on the show floor.
PRINT 17 will feature everything graphic communications professionals need to adapt, evolve and grow their business. Tens of thousands of motivated, qualified industry buyers will flock to PRINT 17 eager to see and explore demonstrations of the latest technologies and innovations from more than 500 exhibitors in Chicago, Illinois, a world-class destination—and one of the largest print markets in the world!
When it comes to the in-plant and mailing industry, we understand that there’s limited time and resources out there for professionals like you. This is why we host our annual conference every year — to provide you and your team with the tools, resources, and skills needed to run a successful business, all while having fun and networking with your industry peers!
Augmented World Expo™ (AWE) is the world’s largest conference and expo for professionals focused on giving people real superpowers through Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology. AWE gathers top innovators – from the hottest startups to Fortune 500 – to showcase the best augmented world experiences in all aspects of life and work: from entertainment and brand engagement, to enterprise and industrial, urban and architecture, education and training, automotive and navigation, government, and commerce.
InPrint is the exhibition for industrial print technology. Uniquely designed for print technology for manufacturing, the event has become the key marketplace in Europe for state of the art functional, decorative and packaging printing in industrial production.
Building on the success of InPrint in Europe, the 2017 exhibition will provide access to technology that solves the complex problems facing the packaging, decorative, automotive, additive manufacturing and 3D industries in the US.
ITEX is guaranteed to offer something for every partner in the office equipment and solutions space. Whether you are looking to expand your portfolio with products and services, connect with current and new suppliers, or share best practices with industry thought leaders, office technology dealers, vendors, solution providers, resellers, distributors, and managed services providers will leave the show better prepared to thrive in today’s competitive market.
The Business Technology Association (BTA) is an international not-for-profit trade association serving independent dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, manufacturers and distributors in the office technology industry. BTA helps its members profit through a wide variety of services, including free legal advice and guidance; business benchmarking studies and reports; information on the latest news, trends and products in the industry; strong educational offerings; and industry-specific publications — Office Technology and the BTA Hotline.
CeBIT offers unique benefits. Boasting a show and a conference programme for professionals, CeBIT defines the latest trends, presents talks by high-calibre speakers and forward-looking panel discussions, and showcases product innovations from all over the world.
The Annual Forum is an for select member companies and esteemed vendor partners in the transactional and direct mail industry. The objective of this conference is to bring together print and electronic service providers, along with some of the biggest name vendor partners to interface into a vibrant network of industry creativity, experience and information. Members will discuss the key business and technical issues facing their companies and to share best practices on running and growing their businesses. Other great networking events will be held each night.
The APPPEXPO will focus on future development trends in the advertising and sign industry, bringing together a wide range of industry professionals to collaborate on developing the best industry solutions. Statistics show that
digital advertising media and equipment are the two segments with the most rapid business growth in the advertising industry. The main theme of the APPPEXPO 2017 will be "The Digital Trends in Advertising Changes".
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s biggest and best mobile industry event comprising of a massive exhibition, an award-winning conference, outstanding networking opportunities, partner programmes, the Glomo Awards and much, much more. MWC is a B2B event for anyone and everyone in mobile and those in adjacent industries who want to discover how mobile technology can benefit their industries.
The World Mail & Express (WMX) Americas Conference is America's leading conference for global postal and logistics operators looking to gain invaluable insights into the latest trends and challenges in the industry. This year we return to Miami to explore the latest disruptive trends facing mail and express organisations and to discuss the techniques to build flexible, future proof companies.
CP+ is an international camera and photo imaging show that presents the latest products and technologies, and disseminates the joy and extensive reach of the industry and culture of photo imaging. CP+ 2017 continue to raise the profile of Japan's world-leading camera and photo imaging industry with its cultural aspects.
Hunkeler Innovationdays will be held for the 12th time at the Messe Lucerne exhibition facility. With each successive innovationdays, the event has enhanced its international reputation. Despite this growth, the Hunkeler innovationdays has retained its compact scope, so the event provides a deep and complete industry overview. The event is focused on integrated total solutions and practical applications, so visitors become acquainted with the latest developments in all areas of production and finishing processes for digitally manufactured printed products.
The WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference + Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, and experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity.
At Paperworld, the international trade fair for paper, office supplies and stationery products, you'll find all the industry's latest trends and product ideas. With the unique diversity of products from major brand manufacturers, international newcomers and many others, Paperworld is the most important industry forum, source of ideas and order platform for the wholesale and retailer sectors as well as for corporate buyers.
Held bi-annually, Texworld USA provides the opportunity to meet directly with a wide range of manufacturers from Asia, the Middle East, North America and from many other regions from around the globe. See in-demand, affordable apparel fabrics, trims and accessories for every product line – women, men, juniors and children/infant wear.
Connect 2016 was the largest conference ever and Connect 2017 will be even bigger and better with more classroom space, educational breakout sessions, industry-relevant keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. Take advantage of the personal aspects of this industry-leading user conference and learn from each other — as you blaze the trail for your business success in 2017!
The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®) is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It's where business gets done: on the show floor, in and around our conference program, in impromptu connections and in planned meetings and special events.
In 2016, PACK EXPO International will be the world’s largest processing and packaging show, with:
- 45,000+ attendees from 40+ vertical markets
- 7,000+ international buyers from 130+ countries
- More than 2,100+ exhibiting companies occupying nearly 1.2 million net square feet
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David Stabel, Associate Director
Customer Experience: The New Holy Grail – Using Customer Communication as a Competitive Differentiator
In a digital age, maintaining a loyal customer base has become harder than ever before. Customers are holding their providers to higher standards, forcing these businesses to focus on cultivating long-term customer relationships and improving customer experience. Join InfoTrends’ David Stabel for a riveting keynote presentation on the new role that customer communications management plays in customer experience and why it is becoming a competitive differentiator.
Join Jim Hamilton, Group Director of Production Hardware Consulting Services, InfoTrends, Pat McGrew, Director of Production Workflow Solutions, InfoTrends, Masato Atoda, Associate Director, InfoTrends, and Pete Emory, Director of Research and Lab Services, U.S./Asia, Buyers Lab in a full day of educational sessions.
Conference sessions will include:
- Production Digital Printing Market Trends and Forecast
- Workflow Software Market Trends and Forecast
- POD Japan Application Forecast
- The Implications of Inkjet drupa 3.0
- China Label & Packaging Market Trends
- BLI Cut Sheet Production Device Testing Analysis
- Trends in Mergers & Acquistions in the Digital Print Market
Matt Swain, Senior Director
Part 1 - Transforming the Bill Consolidation Market: Research & New Entrants
Nearly one-third of consumers in the U.S. missed a payment due date last year, most often because they simply forgot to pay. As consumers increasingly interact with billers online, they are struggling to manage the numerous account logins and passwords that are required to review their statements and pay bills. Attend this session to see the latest data from research firm InfoTrends on household bill consolidation and to learn about how this market is rapidly evolving.
Matt Swain, Senior Director
Customer Experience: A Critical Factor for Achieving Success
The concept of providing a superior customer experience has emerged as a critical success factor for companies. It is about meeting, and ideally exceeding, the expectations of your customer.
The fact is that price/cost leadership is no longer sustainable for customer retention. This shifts the focus of companies to deliver superior customer experiences. Along with developing various integration and automation tools to organize customer information better, how can companies drive customer perception, satisfaction and customer loyalty?
With advancements in technology and changes in human behavior, is offering a superior customer experience a moving target?
This complimentary keynote panel and breakfast session is limited to 200 attendees*. Courtesy of Xplor's sponsors, registration includes:
- A networking opportunity at the breakfast buffet
- An exciting panel discussion with audience participation
- A complimentary Graph Expo exhibit hall pass
Join InfoTrends during Graph Expo for educational sessions presented by Barb Pellow, Jim Hamilton, Kate Dunn and Bob Leahey. Find out how to grow your business from these 7 main seminar tracks:
- How to Increase Your Sales
- Adapt your Business to the Newest Technology and Trends
- Growth Strategies and New Business Opportunities
- Managing Costs and Improving Efficiencies
- Uniquely In-Plant - Challenges and Solutions
- Designers and Creative Professionals - Challenges and Solutions
- Hands-on Computer Training Labs
Ron Gilboa, Director
The Market and the Technologies That Make Impact
The event is part of the program for the promotion of Made BY ACIMGA Italy that the association is developing for years in favor of the Printing and Converting industry. The Project PRINT4pack Conference is organized in collaboration with the National Association of Industry Suppliers Graphic (ARGI) and with the support of ICE - Agency and the Ministry of Economic Development.
The Conference is the opportunity to spread in the Mediterranean basin an innovative and propositive culture about the new role of Packaging and the new opportunities it can offer, thanks to more and more performing technologies and to new business models which can be implemented.
The conference’s program is the result of a joint effort of the associations which represent the entire printing chain. They started to work together in November 2015 and, on the 20/21 of September, will deliver a unique mix of contents:
- A two day event with Round Tables and market leaders’ opinions
- A delegation of professionals from USA, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran
- An exclusive White Paper on “Innovative Packaging and Labeling"
Jon Reardon, Randy Dazo, Deborah Hawkins and Brendan Morse will be presenting the latest trends and forecasts on the office document technology market in this one day conference.
- Macro Trends -Invest, Divest, Splits, Mobile, & Millennials - The Office Document Technology Market’s Complex & Complicated Journey
- The Future of Print in the Office
- How Inks Dominance in Production Can Affect Inks Future in the Office Domain
- Document Insecurity Trends
- Key Insights on Vertical Print Volumes & the Pace and Shifts Occurring in Key Vertical Markets
- The Role of ECM in the Digital Transformation Era
- Designing Hardware & Solutions to Meet the Demands of Vertical Markets
Ron Gilboa, Director
The International National Woodworking Fair 2016 will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries. Ron Gilboa will be participating in three sessions at the event:
- Inkjet & Your Business – Primer for Inkjet Printing Technology, Workflow, and Applications
- Digitally Produced Surfaces – Real Life Examples; A Vendor/Producer Panel
- Is it for me? A Primer for 3D in Manufacturing Processes
Join Ron Gilboa, Director for InfoTrends’ Functional and Industrial Printing Service, Steve Urmano, Director for InfoTrends’ Wide Format Printing Service, Bob Leahey, Associate Director for InfoTrends' Color Digital Label and Packaging Service, and Masato Atoda, Associate Director for InfoTrends' Asia Pacific Research in a full day of educational sessions. Attendees will gain insights on current and future market trends, and developments.
Conference sessions will include:
- Voices from drupa - Innovation in Wide Format, Decorative and Packaging
- Wide Format State Of The Industry - Forecast, Trends and Innovations in Finishing
- Color Digital Packaging and Label Forecast - Labels, Folding Cartons, Flex Pac and Corrugated
- Innovations in Textile Printing - Forecast and Industry trends Sign & Display as well as Apparel, and Décor
- Wide Format Printer Trends ＆ Findings based on test service by Buyers Laboratory (BLI)
- Wide Format Behind the Great Wall - Perspective on the Sign & Display Market in China
Trends and Factors Impacting Print Consumables in the Americas
John Shane is a leading industry expert on marking materials such as toner, OPC, inkjet ink, and cartridges. As a Director for the Communication Supplies Consulting Service, Mr. Shane is responsible for all forecasts, research reports, consulting, and client care concerning those topics. He is a well-known authority on all-in-one toner cartridges, the cartridge recycling industry, and the world toner industry. In addition, he has conducted extensive research following similar trends related to inkjet cartridges, refills, and compatibles.