Canon Solutions America, HP and Ricoh joined the Wide-format Summit 2020, which takes place April 20-22 at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin, Texas, as official event sponsors.

The new event will be co-located with the eighth annual Inkjet Summit and will have its own content track, but share in select networking functions and dinners.

The Wide-format Summit is produced by Wide-format Impressions Magazine, NAPCO Media and the SGIA.

This newest event is designed for senior managers and executives in wide-format inkjet printing businesses to better understand how current and future digital printing technology, substrate options, finishing technology and data management solutions will impact their businesses and investment decisions.

This Summit will provide strategic-level insights into what printing industry leaders must do to grow, improve and optimize their businesses.

The Summit is designed for printers from commercial, in-plant and graphics environments within three primary segments:

  • Soft Signage for Graphic Applications (Textile): Exhibit displays, retail displays, etc.;
  • Production Display Graphics (Roll-to-Roll): Vehicle/fleet wraps, floor graphics, window graphics, wallcoverings, banners, etc.;
  • Production Display Graphics (Flatbed): Rigid signage, POP displays, exotic materials, etc.

“This is an opportunity for us to meet with qualified prospects and other industry leaders to learn more about their current business needs, and to work together to advance the industry. The format enables us to be a part of the content and learning experience by presenting focused customer case studies and meeting one-to-one with executives tasked with researching and making major technology investment decisions as well as strategic business decisions,” said Sal Sheikh, VP marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America

“This summit will bring the entire ecosystem together for several intensely focused days filled with case studies, end-user panels, networking, meeting zones and keynote sessions,” said Steve Powers of HP.

“The wide-format market is growing and changing at an incredible rate, and print providers are looking to deliver eye-catching, outside-the-box applications to take advantage of the momentum. We know the impact that peer-to-peer networking and alliance building can bring print providers and there’s no better venue to achieve this than what the NAPCO team has built with the Summit approach,” added Heather Poulin, senior director, marketing, Commercial Printing Business, Ricoh.

Steve Duccilli, executive VP of Wide-Format and Industrial Printing at NAPCO Media and Dan Marx, director of Content Development at SGIA, along with a team of key advisory board members and speakers, will lead the conference program. The agenda caters to senior-level decision-makers tasked with researching and understanding digital solutions and determining if the business case to invest or expand makes sense for their respective organizations.

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