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Hyatt Lost Pines, Austin, Texas | April 20-22, 2020 | Co-located with the Inkjet Summit

Agenda

+ Monday, April 20

  • 9:00 am
    2:00 pm
    Optional Golf Tournament for Attendees & Sponsors
  • 12:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    Executive and Supplier Registration
  • 4:30 pm
    4:40 pm
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 4:40 pm
    5:30 pm
    Opening Keynote: State of the Industry, Trends & New Developments

    A look at market trends, run size trending, brand owner preferences, dynamics and impacts.

  • 5:30 pm
    6:30 pm
    Keynote Panel: Four Inkjet Success Stories

    Panelists will include key customers from our Keynote Sponsors along with some advice from our keynote executives.

  • 6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    General Session: The Wide-format Landscape — How do I Choose?

    With more options available how do you choose the right press? Do you wait until ISA 2020, DRUPA 2020, or PRINTING United 2020 for new wide-format inkjet introductions, or do you buy now? New product introductions abound. You need a roadmap to navigate the printer purchase decision process.

  • 7:00 pm
    9:30 pm
    Wide-format Summit Welcome Reception & Dinner

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

+ Tuesday, April 21

  • 7:00 am
    8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 am
    8:30 am
    General Session: Investment - The Business-Marketing Plan

    Wide-format inkjet technology is a different animal from offset or small-format high-speed production inkjet equipment and you need to have a well-thought-out business model to ensure you can get the most value and profit out of your investment. What are the requirements to build a successful business model and marketing plan?

  • 8:30 am
    9:30 am
    General Session Panel: Wide-format Users...Understanding the Inkjet Implementation Process

    Once you have purchased a wide-format solution what are the other decisions that need to be made? What are the key challenges that need to be addressed to guarantee a smooth implementation process?

  • 9:55 am
    10:50 am
    Case Study Presentations

    In 25-minute case study sessions, solution providers and their end-user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

  • 11:15 am
    11:45 am
    General Session: The Textile Opportunity

    Digital textile printing — for apparel and soft signage — has had a head-start in Europe, growing quickly in those markets. As the technology continues to improve and brands look for upscale retail graphics and shorter development times for fast fashion, how can printers leverage their digital print expertise? How is textile printing different than traditional wide-format print applications? What do I need to do to be successful?

  • 11:45 am
    1:00 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 pm
    2:45 pm
    Case Study Presentations

    In 25-minute case study sessions, solution providers and their end-user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

  • 3:15 pm
    6:35 pm
    Meeting Zone

    Attendees and sponsors conduct 1:1 meetings

  • 7:00 pm
    9:30 pm
    Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night

    A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and Casino Night designed to allow informal meetings over cocktails and build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients, and customers.

+ Wednesday, April 22

  • 7:00 am
    8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 am
    8:50 am
    General Session: Room to Grow - Targeting New Applications

    With a vast array of applications to offer, which ones offer the biggest growth opportunities in the coming years? We’ll examine some of the most profitable applications on the horizon and what you need in order to successfully offer these services.

  • 9:10 am
    11:10 am
    Case Study Presentations

    In 25-minute case study sessions, solution providers and their end-user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

  • 11:20 am
    12:20 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 12:30 pm
    1:25 pm
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:40 pm
    2:10 pm
    General Session: Who buys Wide-format? Uncovering Key Trends in Buyer Industries

    Sign and display graphics are a critical communication tools across industries. This session, based off a NAPCO Research survey of buyers of wide-format printing, will identify trends, demands, and requirements in key industries that purchase products produced on wide-format printing devices.

  • 2:15 pm
    2:45 pm
    General Session: What have we heard these past two days and where is the industry going?
  • 3:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Meeting Zone

    Attendees and sponsors conduct 1:1 meetings

  • 7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    Cocktail Reception

    The final cocktail networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients and customers.

  • 7:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

    Dinner followed by entertainment and an Wide-format Summit awards reception.

+ Thursday, April 23

  • 6:00 am
    1:00 pm
    Transfers to Aiport