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9:30am to 10:00am
PrintForum West opens – Registration open
10:00am to 10.45am
Panel discussion: The Future of Print with the Next Generation
Four of Canada’s youngest printing leaders discuss how they view the future of the printing industry in terms of technology, business strategy and innovation. Moderated by Jon Robinson, Editor, PrintAction.
  • Nikos Kallas, President, MET Fine Printers
  • Richard Kouwenhoven, President, Hemlock Printers
  • James Rowley, Vice President, Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging
10.45am to 11:30am
Tradeshow and Networking
11.30am to 12.00pm
Print Procurement in the Modern Age
Neva Murtha, Senior Corporate Campaigner, Canopy will discuss findings from The Blueline Report 2017 to be released this May, which ranks the environmental progress of North America’s top performing printers as it relates to sourcing work from the largest print buyers on the continent.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tradeshow and Networking
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Technical session
William Li
Color Technology Manager, Eastman Kodak
Co-Chair, International Color Consortium

Patrick Kerr
Technical Product Manager, Unified Workflow Solutions, Eastman Kodak

William Li and Patrick Kerr, both based out of Kodak’s Vancouver, BC, facility, which is heavily focused on developing the parent company’s software products, will jointly present a forward-looking technical session aimed at improving printing company profitability. Li, who has been a software engineer with Kodak since 1997 (including Creo), will focus on the impact of colour technologies and standards in relation to how printers can find and then maintain new business. Kerr, who has focused on workflow solutions with Kodak since 2003, will focus on how printing companies can leverage cloud computing and what it means for the business of print.
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Tradeshow and Networking
2:45pm to 3:30pm
Keynote session - to be confirmed
5:00pm
PrintForum West closes