19 September 2019


MI Europe announces the full invited speaker and panel session program for its strategic Digital Printing Conference event. The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Centre Hotel, Berlin, Germany from 9-10 October 2019, with supporting events on 7-8 October including a Mergers & Acquisitions forum, Digital Packaging Market Reports Live session and the Inkjet Academy.

Digital Printing Conference 2019, 9-10 October 2019
IMI Europe’s flagship strategic industry conference event is intended for those wishing to understand the direction of the industry over the coming years, including a preview of Drupa 2020. The conference program has been planned with input from the conference Strategic Advisory Board, comprising Martin Schoeppler, President & CEO, Fujifilm Dimatix, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies, Pete Saunders, Director Inkjet Businesses, Sun Chemical, Kenneth Stack, President, Proximus and Mike Willis, Chairman, IMI Europe & Managing Director, Pivotal Resources. The invited presentation program includes: •Market updates from leading analysts and experts IT Strategies, Proximus, FM Future and Keypoint Intelligence – Info-trends •Updates and views from industry pacesetters Landa Digital, Fujifilm Dimatix, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Hewlett Packard, Memjet, Ricoh Europe, Sun Chemical, Sensient and Xerox •New technology overviews from Printed Electronic and Pivotal Resources As well as formal invited presentations, the conference program includes panel sessions covering the key topics of a DRUPA Preview, Packaging and Industrial print, with the panels chaired by and including industry leaders. The IMI Europe Digital Printing Conference is preceded by supporting events as follows:
Inkjet Academy, 7-8 October 2019
The Inkjet Academy course covers the basic theory behind the many types of inkjet technology used today and aims to give an expert introduction to the industry. The event is delivered by Dr Alan Hudd of Alchemie Technology and Mike Willis of Pivotal Resources, the founders of the Inkjet Academy, who have been presenting the course since 1998.
Market Reports Live – Digital Packaging Printing, 8 October 2019
A half-day introduction to Digital Packaging Printing market requirements and dynamics, technology advances and challenges from industry expert Bob Leahey from Keypoint Intelligence-Info-trends. “We have a fantastic program of strategic content in place for our Digital Print Europe event, with a superb speaker and panel line-up of industry leaders for the Digital Printing Conference, and a terrific set of supporting events from our valued partners,” comments Tim Phillips, Managing Director IMI Europe. “IMI and IMI Europe conferences have always been the forum where the industry discusses the future, and this event is no exception. Our look at the state of play in the lead up to DRUPA 2020 is a timely one for the industry, and we look forward to hosting a lively and informative debate.
Mergers & Acquisitions Forum, 8 October 2019
This covers mergers and acquisitions from both the buy side and sell side. Leading analysts and experts will give an overview of the industry M&A scene, review key transactions as case studies, and give advice and experiences from both sides of the transaction. The event will be chaired by Kenneth D. Stack, President of Proximus LLC, with a panel session promising lively debate.

For more details on the events contact Mr Tim Phillips, Managing Director:
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