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Dscoop marks membership milestone

May 8, 2012

The organization, founded in 2005, now boasts 7,000 members worldwide.

Dscoop has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, and has recently hit the 7000-member mark globally in its seventh year. Since launching in 2011, Dscoop Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has signed up 500 members in the past seven months. Since launching in 2009, Dscoop Asia-Pacific has signed up more than 1000 members. 

"Hitting these numbers is tremendous, but where we judge ourselves is on the value that we're bringing to our members," says Chris Petro, global chairman of Dscoop and CEO of GlobalSoft Digital Solutions. "As an owner of HP Graphic Arts equipment spanning North America and Europe, I think Dscoop offers the best opportunity to connect with other owners and print service providers. The ability to partner and grow your business with colleagues that you can trust is an amazing result of belonging to Dscoop."

in 2012, Dscoop will host annual conferences in each region with an accompanying global partner program:
  • North America: Dscoop8 in February (Nashville, TN, USA)
  • Asia-Pacific: Dscoop Asia 2012 in May (Beijing, China)
  • EMEA: Dscoop EMEA in November (location TBD)
"It has been an enormous undertaking to bring Dscoop to this level, but we've just begun," says Eric Hawkinson, global executive director of Dscoop. "This year, we're rolling out the English-language Marketing to Win Toolkits across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. Our Dscoop Quarterly newsletters are now available in Mandarin, Korean and Japanese (in addition to English). We will continue to push the envelope and offer in-language benefits as the next step in ensuring members around the world benefit fully from Dscoop."

"Dscoop’s strong worldwide growth is a testament to the incredible value the organization provides to HP customers," says Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. "The breadth of resources available, the members’ engagement in the community and the open exchange of information are unique in our industry and helping to accelerate the analog-to-digital transformation."