On June 22, 2016, at the Mississauga Convention Centre, PrintAction magazine will host a unique 1-day conference and exhibition to showcase printing innovations coming out of the drupa tradeshow, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 31 to June 10, 2016. The goal of PrintForum, which provides free access to high-end speakers and leading Canadian equipment suppliers, is to relate technological and strategic innovations to Canada’s printing community.
Sydney Stone is the first exhibitor to sign on to the exhibition side of PrintForum to both discuss and showcase advances in digital finishing technologies for Canadian printers. While Sydney Stone will finalize its line-up closer to PrintForum, the company will showcase some of the newest products it has brought to the market, from MOHR cutters and CompuCut-enabled cutters to laser die cutters and the newest booklet making technologies from Duplo and Morgana. Sydney Stone will also be showcasing its MultiLoft paper products and the new Black Soft Touch laminating film.
On the conference side of PrintForum, which is also free to attend, Dr. Martin Habekost, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management will present a session called Is It All Digital Now? Habekost will report on his findings from drupa, where he plans to investigate the progress of key emerging digital technologies and their potential impact on offset printing.
Nick Howard, President, Howard Graphic Equipment, with more than four decades of experience in capital investment spending specifically within the printing industry, will discuss what company managers and department heads need to consider when evaluating emerging offset, inkjet and toner technologies for real-world production. With his unique knowledge set, Howard will also discuss how to best position your company for Return on Investment, fluctuating exchange rates, and ensuring optimal delivery of technology.
In a session called Secrets to Access Financing, Rob McLean, Vice President of Commercial Banking of BMO Financial Group, will describe the best methods for printers to obtain financing for their businesses, including existing operations and for future acquisitions. He will illustrate what bankers look for and the secret formulas they use to determine how much money you can borrow to grow your business.
In a panel session called drupa for Canadian Printers, leaders from Pesda-member companies will openly discuss how drupa innovations, primarily for offset, inkjet and toner production, relate to the current state of Canadian printing and realistic near-future production opportunities. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jon Robinson, Editor of PrintAction magazine, who will also present a session about his impressions from drupa.
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