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FESPA has published its FESPA Global Summit Blueprint, a white-paper style summary report of the outcomes of its recent Global Summit event in Miami, Florida.

The report is authored by FESPA sales and marketing director Marcus Timson, with inputs from Summit participants Tim Greene of InfoTrends, industry consultant and editor Sophie Matthews-Paul, and Wide Format Imaging editor Denise Gustavson.   Timson and his co-authors summarise the key themes and issues covered by the FESPA Global Summit.  The content is taken from the presentations and panel discussions, and from interactive breakout groups involving more than 100 delegates who participated in the event.

Marcus Timson explains:   “For the first time, the Miami Global Summit connected innovative print entrepreneurs from several continents to share their ideas, challenges and visions.  It was a stimulating and thought-provoking event to be involved in, and we all felt that colleagues who could not be there in person would benefit from being able to absorb these distilled thoughts and observations.”

Under the headings ‘Change’, ‘Leadership’ and  ‘Innovation’, the report outlines some of the ideas, agreements, models and behaviours deemed necessary for a successful, innovative, print oriented business of the future.  The 11-page Blueprint is available for download from the FESPA web site at www.fespa.com or via FESPA’s Wide Network.

The Blueprint is the first such report to be produced following a FESPA Summit event, although FESPA intends to develop a Blueprint from all future Global Summits.

Timson concludes:  “Reinvestment is at the heart of FESPA’s organisational philosophy. In every region where FESPA has an active event programme, we’re committed to using a proportion of event revenues to create knowledge-sharing or educational initiatives that help members of the wide format community build successful and future-proof businesses. The development and distribution of this FESPA Blueprint is the first FESPA reinvestment project to directly benefit North American printers. We hope it’s the first of many positive initiatives as we develop FESPA’s event portfolio for the Americas.”