Canon Solutions America, HP and Ricoh joined the Wide-format Summit 2020, which is scheduled during April 20-22 at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin, Texas, as official event sponsors. The Summit, which is produced by Wide-format Impressions Magazine, NAPCO Media and the SGIA, will be co-located with the eighth annual Inkjet Summit and will have its own content track, but share in select networking functions and dinners.
Designed for senior managers and executives in wide-format inkjet printing businesses, this event is aimed at developing better understanding on how current and future digital printing technology, substrate options, finishing technology and data management solutions will impact their businesses and investment decisions. In all, this Summit will provide strategic-level insights into what printing industry leaders must do to grow, improve and optimize their businesses.
The Summit is designed for printers from commercial, in-plant and graphics environments within three primary segments including Soft Signage for Graphic Applications (Textile): Exhibit displays, retail displays, etc.; Production Display Graphics (Roll-to-Roll): Vehicle/fleet wraps, floor graphics, window graphics, wallcoverings, banners, etc.; and Production Display Graphics (Flatbed): Rigid signage, POP displays, exotic materials, etc.
According to Sal Sheikh, VP marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America, this will provide an opportunity to meet qualified prospects and other industry leaders to learn more about their current business needs, and to work together to advance the industry. Steve Powers of HP pointed out that this summit will bring the entire ecosystem together for several intensely focused days filled with case studies, end-user panels, networking, meeting zones and keynote sessions.
Heather Poulin, senior director, marketing, Commercial Printing Business, Ricoh is of the opinion that such summit is the need of the hour for escalating peer-to-peer networking and alliance building to a level where print providers can be able to deliver eye-catching, outside-the-box applications to take advantage of the momentum.
Steve Duccilli, executive VP of Wide-Format and Industrial Printing at NAPCO Media and Dan Marx, director of Content Development at SGIA, along with a team of key advisory board members and speakers, will lead the conference program. The agenda caters to senior-level decision-makers tasked with researching and understanding digital solutions and determining if the business case to invest or expand makes sense for their respective organisations.