2018 marked the very first thINK Inkjet Innovation Awards, and this year’s ceremony certainly won’t be the last. We can’t wait to see the inspired projects and processes you come up with over the coming months, and we’re looking forward to celebrating even more creativity and thought leadership in 2019.
Last week I attended the thINK 2018 annual users conference in Florida at the beautiful Boca Raton Resort and Club. While there are many great conferences in and outside our industry, I have been to a handful of trade-events, shows, association and user group meetings, seeking out new ideas and knowledge - only to realize my time and investment missed the mark. What I learned as a first time thINK conference attendee and facilitator can be summed up in one word: “Wow.”
Every year, thINK gets better. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to top last year’s event, but countless attendees told me last Thursday and Friday that this was without a doubt the best thINK yet.
I might be biased, but I have to say I agree! From the inspiring keynotes to the authentic connections forged over shared meals, there were some particularly valuable takeaways to be found at thINK 2018. Here are my personal highlights:
There are so many reasons to be excited about thINK 2018: the very first Inkjet Innovation Awards, more expert session speakers than ever before, new ways to connect with fellow attendees via Klik, and the list goes on. At the top of that list for me are the keynotes. Like you, I count on thINK for inspiration, and this year’s keynote speakers will certainly deliver.
General Session Keynote: Ted Rubin
In this interview with thINK’s newest board member, Todd Roth, Vice President-Core Publishing Solutions at Thomson Reuters, gives his views and perspectives on the community and upcoming conference.
IWCO Direct, one of the nation’s largest providers of direct marketing solutions, hosted a much-anticipated event entitled The Future of Inkjet at its Chanhassen, MN facility on June 23-24, 2015. Over 75 Canon Solutions America customers, prospects, press personnel, and analysts viewed Canon’s two newest inkjet products in a production environment for the first time in the U.S. IWCO Direct is the first U.S. company to install the new Océ VarioPrint® i300 digital inkjet press and Océ ImageStream™ 3500 production inkjet press.
Orlando, FL, June 14-18, 2015 saw over 100 managers of in-house printing and mailing operations gather to attend numerous educational sessions, roundtables, and keynote presentations to find new ways to help energize their facilities. Billed as the world’s largest meeting of in-plant managers, this year’s In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association’s (IPMA) “Splash of Color” conference featured breakout sessions for government, education, and corporate in-plants plus mail, management, technology, and operations tracks.
Growing Together was the theme of this year’s National Postal Forum held in Anaheim, California, May 17-20, 2015. As the Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, stated in her welcome letter to the attendees, “As our industry adapts to an increasingly digital world, growth strategies depend on sharing and rapidly adopting best practices, especially with regard to data and technology use. That’s why the Forum plays such an important role in spurring growth in our industry.”
Senior managers and business executives looking to better understand how current and future inkjet production printing technology, software, and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions met in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, April 27-29, 2015, for the third annual Inkjet Summit. They were joined by leading technology manufacturers, software providers, supplies vendors, and thought leaders for this very unique business forum.