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HP, Konica Minolta, Heidelberg among list of presenters at Digital Print Think Tank II

May 19, 2017

The July 26 event will cut across all digital printing technologies, including a focus on labels and packaging.

Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) has announced that its Digital Print Think Tank II on July 26, 2017 has a growing list of presentation sponsors including Canon, Heidelberg, Xerox, HP and Konica Minolta. PIA represents the graphic communications industry in all of New York State, the northern half of New Jersey and northwestern Pennsylvania.

The event will take place at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue, NY, NY at 40th Street.  Mark Michelson, the event’s lead moderator will be joined by expert panelists, speakers and presenters. Over 100 printers will hear the latest updates and options for all areas of digital printing including toner, inkjet production, label & packaging and wide format. A digital experience printers panel will feature top management from printers large and small; including Mike Graff, CEO of Sandy Alexander and Cheryl Kahanek, President, President Marketing Solutions Group, Earth Color.

Marty Maloney, executive vice president for Printing Industries Alliance, says presentation slots are still available, and those interested can call 203-912-0804 or email m.maloney@pialliance.org. “It has been over a year since are first Think Tank and Printers are requesting an update. They like our format which allows them to make side-by-side comparisons and find out which press should be their next digital purchase. In addition for the first time, we are inviting all members of the industry trade press to attend as our guests.  It is common for some presenters to have press announcements one to two months prior to a major tradeshow such as PRINT 17 which starts on September 10th. Editors will have the opportunity to write digital printing updates prior to the show," Maloney says.

A new tier of sponsorship is also being added to the event. This new tier will be a non-presentation sponsorship that will give supporting vendors a reserved table for five persons, an in-room small perimeter table to sell as well as display literature and an opportunity to speak on a panel. Complete details of both sponsorships are found below.

The event will cut across all digital printing technologies from the simplest to inkjet production and all applications will be discussed including direct mail, books, labels & packaging and wide format. The presentations will be interspersed by discussion panels that will include a panel of digital printers and also a panel of digital press manufacturers as well as a panel of suppliers that support digital printing.

Presentation sponsors will typically be press manufacturers and non-presentation sponsors will be paper, finishing, software, color and others supporting the digital print industry.

Participating presentation sponsors will receive:
  • A twenty minute presentation slot
  • Participation on a panel
  • a reserved table for ten complimentary admissions for your personnel and your customers and prospects (includes ten continental breakfasts, ten lunches, all day coffee and soft drinks and end-of-the day network event cocktails)
  • A small in-room perimeter table to sell as well as display literature
  • Strong and frequent recognition through event pr, literature and signage
Participating non-presentation sponsors will receive:
  • Participation on a panel
  • A reserved table for five complimentary admissions for your personnel and your customers and prospects (includes five continental breakfasts, five lunches, all day coffee and soft drinks and end-of-the-day network event cocktails)
  • A small in-room perimeter table to sell as well as display literature
  • Strong and frequent recgnition through event pr, literature and signage

Presentation Sponsors will pay a single fee of $3900. Non-Presentation sponsors will pay a single fee of $1300. Printers and others registering for the event will pay a discounted rate of a $109. Actual cost is north of $200 per person.

The last Think Tank held in October, 2015 had an audience of over 100 printers from the metro NY and NJ area. "We believe we will definitely exceed that number," Maloney says. "Printers have asked us to hold this digital printing forum.  After multiple evolutions at Drupa and Graph Expo they want an update which allows them to make side-by-side comparisons and find out which press should be their next digital press."

Printers and others who wish to register for the event should contact Kim Tuzzo at 716-691-3211 ktuzzo@pialliance.org
                                                

                                                                       

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