Following the success of the first FuturePrint Virtual Summit which ran 2-4 June, the second FuturePrint Virtual Summit has gained an exciting array of Technology Content Partners eager to share news, views, insight and technological innovation at the second instalment of the virtual event.
The second FuturePrint Virtual Summit will run 12-16 October and promises to be a celebration of everything in printing from industrial, wide format, packaging and commercial print.
And for the second edition, the event has gained the support of over 30 Content Partners including ACTEGA Metal Print, ACTEGA North America Technologies, Agfa Graphics, Bespoke Group, Bobst, Canon, CCE, Chemstream, Compack, DodXact, DGI, Epson, Global Graphics, HP, Hymmen, ICE, Inca Digital, Industrial Inkjet, InPrint Show, Integration Technology, Intergraf, Inkjet Insight, IPIA, Kavalan, Landa, LMNS, Memjet, Meteor Inkjet, Mutoh, NTS Group, ThePackHub, Phoseon Technology, Profile Recruitment, Ricoh Europe, Roland DG, Sihl, Solimar Systems, Sun Chemical, VPress, Women in Signs and Graphics and Xaar.
For the second edition, organisers FM Future are also excited to announce that Landa Digital Printing is confirmed as the Headline Partner. This, along with other leading famous innovative brands for digital printing underlines why attending this second version of the FuturePrint Virtual Summit will be so worthwhile.
Manuel Schrutt, General Manager Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Landa Digital Printing explains their decision behind becoming Headline Partner for the FuturePrint Virtual Summit. “As a company at the forefront of innovation, and with a deep-rooted passion for the print industry and its success, it was clear that taking a lead role in the next FuturePrint Summit would be a very positive move. Our aim throughout this challenging year and beyond is to support our customers, partners and the wider print community to ensure that businesses can succeed and grow. The FuturePrint event provides a platform to enable us to further fulfil this commitment and connect with the industry at a pivotal time. We hope that you will all join us and participate in what promises to be a very inspirational event as we look ahead to our next steps as an industry.”
With continued uncertainty prevailing and live events remaining restricted, the Summit provides a superb opportunity to catch up with all that is new in print technology including industrial, wide format, packaging and labels and commercial print. To a large extent, technology drives our markets and our lives, and this will continue to be so in the next normal. Additionally, the focus and spirit of the first event which remains free to attend and features presentations and discussions from printers, designers, analysts, thought leaders and other inspiring people who are open-hearted in sharing their advice, success, challenges and visions of the future from across the globe including the author of the breakthrough business book Funky Business Forever, Jonas Ridderstråle, joining a cast of more than 120 speakers from across the world throughout the week.
Niv Ishay, WW Marketing Manager, HP PWI Corrugated explains why the event is important to HP: “HP PWI Corrugated is delighted to be once again playing a part in the FuturePrint Virtual Summit, this time as a Content Partner for the second edition. What the market needs right now is inspiration to help us Converters and Brands navigate our way through this difficult period. But we also need to seize opportunities for creating new digital printing revenue streams in growth markets such as corrugated packaging. The first FuturePrint Virtual Summit delivered a great programme and platform and we look forward to the second iteration and playing a key role in delivering inspiration, practical advice and making new connections.”
Graham Kennedy, Director of Industrial Print at Ricoh explains, “Ricoh will again participate in the event to share the progress of our innovative work with industrial inkjet along with our unique approach to partner OEM projects in multiple markets. We also look forward to providing a look at some of our innovative technology for wide format and production printing. This independent virtual platform enables us to connect and share news and insight, and we look forward to being part of it.”
Phil McMullin, Sales Manager, ProGraphics, Epson (UK) explains, “Epson's commitment to innovation has continued unabated despite the restrictions that the pandemic has obviously placed on life. We are excited to have the opportunity to present the fruits of this process at the forthcoming FuturePrint Virtual Summit. Virtual events definitely have their place right now and are likely to remain relevant in the future and having an independent platform to showcase our technology suits our needs very well.”
Arnaud Linquette, Vice President EMEA, Memjet “Memjet took part in the first edition of the FuturePrint Virtual Summit and had a superb attendance, so Memjet was delighted to become a content partner again. Still, the market environment is tough but through collaboration we can be successful and move forward. We look forward to delivering our session along with our partners Colordyne and Kao Collins.”Marc Graindourze, Agfa Graphics, says, “Agfa is pleased to be supporting the Virtual Summit and are excited to discuss new inks and new applications.”
Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of Engagement, Solimar Systems, “Following the success of the first event in June, Solimar Systems is thrilled to be part of the next FuturePrint Virtual Summit. Not only does FuturePrint provide a dedicated platform for both timely and topical discussion and interviews, being a part of these events, for us, also provides an opportunity for the industry to continue to evolve in these unprecedented times. We are also looking forward to keeping connected to industry peers through the fantastic networking opportunities this event provides.”
Francois Martin, Bobst, “The Future Print Virtual Summit is a great opportunity for BOBST to share its new Industry Vision. Our three speakers are ready.”
Stephen Davis, Roland DG, “Roland DG is delighted to attend and support the next FuturePrint virtual summit. As contributors and participants, we look forward to some interesting discussions.”
FuturePrint Virtual Summit Schedule
12 October - Young Guns in Print
13 October - Industrial Print
14 October - Wide Format Print
15 October - Packaging and Labels
16 October - Commercial Print
Further comment on the forthcoming FuturePrint Virtual Summit from Content Partners:
Tracey Brown, Director of Strategy and Marketing, Meteor Inkjet
“The FuturePrint Virtual Summit is enabling us to continue to connect with our communities while communicating the key value and benefits of our products. We have continued to remain busy during this difficult period and while the postponement and cancellation of live events have been frustrating, we have adapted and benefited from connecting with our community in a virtual way. Right now is a good time to collaborate and innovate and we are excited about being part of the next edition of the summit in October.”
Rob Karsten, Regional Director EMEA at Phoseon Technology
“Given the seismic changes that have taken place during the pandemic we have realised that it is not business as usual anymore. Reviewing our marketing strategy, it is clear that we need to adapt and embrace the rapid shift towards online/virtual events. Some physical events will still retain their relevance, but it is now inevitable that this new medium will be an important part of our marketing mix.”
John Corrall, Managing Director, Industrial Inkjet
“While arguably on-line events have their limitations, what was particularly exciting to IIJ about the recent FuturePrint event was how inclusive it was. It reached people who for personal reasons or business reasons simply don’t get to travel. It reached a far wider audience than could ever attend a physical show or conference. Time will tell, but we suspect there will be zero pressure to return to the more restricted physical format.”
Nova Abbott, Kavalan part of Taya Group
“It’s a no brainer for us to decide to be part of the second FuturePrint vSummit – such a good platform to spread our message and keep up to date with the industry. We received a lot of positive comments after the vSummit and one of our new connections who reached out to us via LinkedIn said that he was hoping our session could be longer as he was genuinely wanted to hear more on what we have to say on PVC free material.”
Jeremy Spencer, VP Business Development, Global Graphics Software
“Global Graphics is pleased to be supporting the growing virtual platform Future Print Virtual Summit as a content partner. We see this initiative as an exciting innovation and an opportunity to be part of a virtual community that is evolving and making new connections. We look forward to updating all those involved of the many technological advances that exist for OEMs searching for answers to high data rate and uniformity challenges across varied print applications.”
Dr. Anke Pankoke, Head of Marketing/PR, Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
“From Bielefeld to the world - The FuturePrint Virtual Summit is an ideal platform to connect all inkjet interested people around the globe! It enables Hymmen to share the advantages of our digital printing lines independent of travel restrictions due to COVID 19.”
If you’re interested in more information on the FuturePrint Virtual Summit, please see schedule https://virtualsummit.futureprint.tech/schedule/