Agenda


Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Conference Registration (12:00 - 4:30) & Golf Tournament (9:00 Shotgun Start)

Executive Attendee & Sponsor Badge Pick-up is from 12:00 - 4:30. An optional golf tournament will start at 9:00 on the Ocean Course with a shotgun start.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Welcome to Inkjet Summit

Welcome & Introduction from Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events and Mark Subers, Vice President, NAPCO Media

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote Address: "Inkjet - The growth driver of the print industry"

Speaker:  Conference Chair Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Description:  Ten years of successful deployment of production inkjet printing systems have led to a rare time of fast growth in the print industry.  Inkjet is creating value in an industry that has become used to competing on lowest cost, in an ever expanding range of applications.  A new generation of entry-level systems is putting inkjet within reach of more customers including in-plants, and high definition inkjet solutions are tapping into demand of true graphic arts quality output.  This keynote sets the stage for all the interaction that follows.

5:30 PM - 6:05 PM

Keynote Address: "Expanding application and customer base reach with high definition print"

Speaker:  Current Inkjet User

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Keynote Panel: "A Production inkjet systems manufacturer view on inkjet and the print industry"

Moderator: Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Speakers:

Eric Hawkinson, Senior Director, Marketing, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America

Eric Wiesner, General Manager, HP PageWide Industrial HP Inc.

Mike Herold, Director, Global Marketing Inkjet Solutions, Ricoh

Robert Stabler, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Continuous Feed Business, Xerox Corporation

Description: Leading industry vendors will discuss their experiences from a inkjet production printer manufacturer view.   What has surprised them, what do they foresee happening in the print industry, and how should print providers prepare for success during the next three years.

7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Inkjet Summit Welcome Reception & Dinner

Description:  Reception and networking dinner for all attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build relationships with potential clients and customers.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

General Session User Panel: A transaction printer, a direct marketer and a commercial printer walk into a coffeeshop...

Moderator:  Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums

Panelists: Tim Cooper, Enterprise Architect, Harland Clarke (Transaction Print); Jim Jackson, Solutions Architect, Quad Graphics (Direct Mail); Kirk Schlecker VP of Operations, Heeter (Commercial Print)

Description:  An open discussion about the common challenges, laments, and opportunities faced in each of these sectors. Panelist will compare and contrast the role of inkjet in enhancing their businesses and the key capabilities that they require for success.

8:50 AM - 9:45 AM

Industry Best Business Practices: Market Segment Breakout Sessions

Industry experts will provide in-depth information on the implementation of business practices to successfully deploy inkjet technology across Books, Catalogs, Magazines, Direct Mail/Marketing, In-Plant, and Transaction & Transpromo. The segment breakout sessions will leverage the thought leadership and experience of the consultants who are recognized for their expertise and deep vertical knowledge, along with the expertise of experienced users.

Publications - Books, Catalogs, and Magazines

Speakers:  Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies two end users

Description:  Trends in book, magazine, and catalog printing. Zero inventory: benefits and challenges. Impending impact of cut-sheet inkjet production printers.

Direct Mail Perspectives & Evolution

Speaker: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends with an end user

Description:  Relevancy and variable data printing. Creative agencies and their role/lack of of role. Impending impact of inkjet technology that can print on coated offset stocks.

Transaction Print:  Deciding to Buy and Preparing to Grow

Speakers:  Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums

Description:  Addressing a balance of questions posed by attendees who are considering inkjet for the first time and those looking to optimize their environment and take on new business. Will discuss some of the latest technology trends in hardware and software as well as business trends in the traditional transaction printing and transitional segments.

In-Plant Perspectives & Evolution

Speaker: Bob Neubauer, In-Plant Graphics with an end user

Description:

General Commercial Print: The Migration From Digital Toner to Inkjet

Speakers: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions with Kenneth McNemey, ThinkPatented

Description: Technology breakthroughs in print quality on coated offset stocks. Growing demand forever higher resolution. Reaching nirvana: the point where no one questions what technology it was printed on.

9:55 AM - 10:30 AM

Industry Insight: Performance Paper Buying

Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, Insight Forums

Speakers: To be announced

Description:  Paper buying is a complex business. Mills report data in different and confusing ways, papers with similar specifications can perform very differently and even when you find an ideal paper, you might not be able to get it when you need it. Experienced paper buyers will share the inside scoop on how to get the most out of OEM, mill and merchant relationships when buying paper.

10:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

3:15 PM - 5:55 PM

Meeting Zone for One-to-One Appointments

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night

Description:  A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and our yearly Casino Night designed to allow for informal meetings over cocktails and some fun games to build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients and customers.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

General Session: Inkjet...The Path to Profitability

Moderator:  Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends

Panelists:  Don McKenzie, President & Chief Growth Officer, Innovairre; Mark Dybiniak, Print Services Director, Farmers Insurance; Ken Shanovich, Director of Operations - Western Division, Liturgical Publications Inc

Description:  For the past several years production inkjet has been deemed one of most important technology for the future success of print service providers. But acquiring inkjet is only part of the equation. Service providers need to evaluate how to harness the technology to create value and increase print volume to drive profitability.  In this session, you will hear from successful service providers who have built a path to profitability in a highly competitive environment with inkjet technology as a critical centerpiece. How did they do it? Join us to find out.

8:55 AM - 10:20 AM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Prospective Inkjet User Spotlight Series - Turning the table

Moderator:  Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions

Panelists:  To be announced

Description:  You've seen your peers adopting inkjet technology, and you are interested in inkjet. Uncertainty has prevented you from making a decision. What aspects of the decision process are hurdles? How can equipment, supplies, software, and finishing suppliers help you get to a  point where you feel comfortable with an investment in your future? Questions will be solicited from attendees in advance.

11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM

Industry Best Practices: Market Segment Inkjet User Panels

Books, Catalogs & Magazines: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Panelists: To be announced

Description: Hear from inkjet users as they discuss their challenges and success in choosing and implementing their systems. Other topics covered will include: marketing/positioning; cost savings; and new business opportunities.

 

Direct Mail and Direct Marketing: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends

Panelists: To be announced

Description: Learn how inkjet solutions in Direct Mail/Marketing have been implemented from successful campaigns. Users will discuss their strategies, as well as the benefits and challenges they have faced.

 

Transaction & Transpromo: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums

Panelists: Fred Van Alstyne, COO, Content Critical Solutions, Inc. & Bruce Rashke, Chief Services Officer, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.

Description: Experienced inkjet users discuss how they have benefited inkjet systems, what they wish they had known before they bought and how they plan to move forward with new solutions.

 

In-Plant Printing: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Bob Neubauer, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, In-Plant Graphics

Panelists: Jason Fonner, Manager, IT Infrastrucutre Ops, HM Health Solutions & Mark Dyviniak, Print Services Director, Farmers Insurance                          

Description: Hear from inkjet users as they discuss their challenges and success in choosing and implementing their systems. Other topics covered will include: marketing/positioning; cost savings; and new business opportunities.

 

General Commercial Printing: Current Inkjet User Panel

Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions

Panelists: To be announced                          

Description: Learn how these printers have benefited from their installations of production inkjet systems. Understand their decision-making process and ROI vs. previous digital printing solutions, how have they used or plan to use color printing capability, advice for how to get started in inkjet, hidden surprises that they encountered, etc.

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

General Session: Understanding and Measuring the components of Print Quality - a Pre-flight check list

Speaker: Cathy Cartolano, Independent Consultant

Description:  A check list for paper testing: the factors aspects to consider when making a decision on paper, processes for testing the paper before hardware acquisition and post-acquisition, and ensuring a happy relationship with your paper ever after.  Factual, some deep dive into tech. aspects.

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

General Session: NAPCO Research

Speaker:  Nathan Safron, Director of Research

Description:  Inkjet is the "secret" ingredient in helping many print providers transition their companies for renewed growth. To take some of the mystery out of this rapdily evolving "secret" technology, NAPCO established a new division to help inkjet stakeholders keep a pulse on technology and application development trends. Nathan will share some of NAPCO's most recent and thought provoking insights into the use of inkjet printing.

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

General Session: Conference Wrap-Up

Speaker:  Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Description:  You have heard from suppliers, users, peers and industry experts. You have been provided with insight and information to assist you in your decision making and growing your business. This closing brief session will summarize the lessons learned and highlights of the Inkjet Summit 2017.

3:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Meeting Zone for One-to-One Appointments

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

Description:  Closing night dinner followed by the Inkjet Summit Awards reception and some amazing entertainment.