Inkjet Summit Starts Monday
More than 125 print executives — including about two dozen in-plant managers — are packing their bags right now for the 10th annual Inkjet Summit, which will kick off Monday evening in Austin, Texas. Organized by IPI's parent company, PRINTING United Alliance, the invitation-only event will provide attendees with an in-depth education about production inkjet printing.
After going virtual in 2020, the event returned live last year, moving to its new venue at the Hyatt Lost Pines, outside of Austin. Temperatures this year will be considerably cooler than they were at that July event.
Conference Chair Marco Boer, VP of I.T. Strategies, will start the summit Monday night with an information-packed keynote exploring how automation is driving the inkjet opportunity. Also on the docket that night, Barb Pellow, of Pellow & Partners, will lead a panel discussion with four inkjet press users focusing on their success stories. Then Mark Michelson, editor of Printing Impressions, will tackle the topic of staff shortages by interviewing a panel of printers about how they are attracting new employees.
For three days, in-plant managers will mingle with printing company owners and senior-level operations managers, sharing real-life experiences and enjoying a nonstop program of keynotes, user panel discussions, and expert consultant presentations. Sponsors will also present in-plant case studies featuring successful inkjet implementations.
Among the in-plants attending next week are managers from University of California-Davis, Shelter Insurance, the State of Nebraska, Des Moines Public Schools, Medical Mutual of Ohio, The Sherwin-Williams Co., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The University of Texas at Austin, Geisinger, Protective Life Insurance, Ohio University, Houston ISD, the State of Kansas, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the U.S. Government Publishing Office, to name a few.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.