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9:30am to 10:00am
PrintForum tradeshow opens
10:00am to 10:45am
Turbulence in Printing, Strategies for Thriving While Dealing with Constant Change
Presented by: Greg Neath, General Manager, In-Store Marketing Products for TC Transcontinental Printing

Greg Neath will leverage his more than 30 years of experience in Canada’s printing industry to provide insight into change management, business strategy and sales growth tailored to printing professionals. He will share the view of TC Transcontinental’s corporate transformation, including its strategic shift into flexible packaging and its strategy of solidifying its printing leadership position in key verticals, namely retailer-related services. Mr. Neath will discuss the learned opportunities and challenges of TC Transcontinental Printing’s direct mail operations and growing focus on in-store marketing. He will leave attendees with actionable items and key takeaways.
10:45am to 11:15am
Tradeshow and Networking
11:15am to 12:00pm
Profit-leading Printers Panel
This panel will explore the insight of four Canadian printing leaders focusing on the current state of the industry. Attendees will learn how profit-leading printers view trends like capital equipment investment, automation, revenue diversification, and what are their most significant challenges for the near future. Moderated by Jon Robinson, Editor, Annex Business Media.

Panelists:
  • Carla Johanns, President, Simpson Print
  • Mike Meshkati, President, Sina Printing and SinaLite
  • Rich Pauptit, President, Flash Reproductions
  • Warren Werbitt, Founder and CEO, Pazazz
  • Deanne Sinclair, General Manager, Sinclair Business Forms
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Tradeshow and Networking
12:45pm to 1:45pm
Business Intelligence Panel
This panel with four technology leaders focuses on the growing use of Business Intelligence to provide more complete transparency into the overall operating efficiency our your printing plant. Attendees will learn how to better leverage systems and automation in the era of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. Moderated by Jon Robinson, Editor, Annex Business Media.

Panelists:
  • Sean Springett, CEO, Manroland Sheetfed North America
  • Walter Chmura, Vice President of Technical Sales, KBA North America
  • Anthony Thirlby, Global SVP Commercial Segment & Head Of Subscription Sales, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
1:45pm to 2:15pm
Tradeshow and Networking
2:15pm to 3:00pm
Big Digital Print Trends
Leaders from Canon, CMD Insight and HP will provide back-to-back, 15-minute, impactful presentations focused on what they feel to be some of the biggest trends and opportunities in the world of digital printing. The leaders will then be available for an extended Q&A session.

The profit effects of digital additive (Scodix) and subtractive print manufacturing (Highcon)
  • Christian Knapp, President, CMD Insight
Diversifying Commercial Print with Wide Format
  • Jim Stalford, Senior Director of Sales, Wide Format Printing Systems, Canon Canada
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Tradeshow and Networking
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Production Inkjet – The good, the bad and the other
Presented by: Brent Moncrief, Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Brand Management, the Americas, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division

It’s no longer a concept, or something to start looking into; digital print production options are proliferating, and are being integrated into an increasing number of print service providers. Fujifilm brings a unique perspective to this topic, thanks to their ongoing commitment to analog (offset and flexo) products while also helping to digitize production within commercial, sign & display, packaging and industrial segments.
4:15pm
PrintForum closes

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