By DPS Staff
thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, held its fourth annual inkjet educational conference from September 5 to 7, 2018 in Boca Raton, FL at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club.
thINK is a network of production inkjet users. This year it brought together over 600 inkjet customers, prospective customers, analysts, partners, press, and industry experts.
Throughout the three-day event, more than 25 educational sessions were offered, along with hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, and special evening gatherings.
The event kicked off with a word from the thINK board of directors followed by an energetic keynote presentation by Ted Rubin, CMO, Brand Innovation.
Above: thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, held its fourth annual inkjet educational conference in September.
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thINK 2018 presented unique activities for attendees. For the first time, it provided hands-on workshops.
Additionally, the event hosted the inaugural Inkjet Innovation Awards honoring unique innovation, forward-thinking strategy, and proven excellence in inkjet printing. Winners were announced during the conference and honored for pushing the boundaries of inkjet technology.
Further, attendees were invited to visit and tour the Canon Customer Experience Center in Boca Raton, FL to see the latest Canon Solutions America production inkjet equipment firsthand.
Another element of the event was the networking time in the Partner Pavilion, where representatives from Canon and several vendor partners including ARCIS, Domtar, Duplo, International Paper, Muller Martini, Standard Finishing, and Tecnau exhibited.
The conference concluded with an engaging keynote by Jamie Clarke, adventurer/CEO, LiveOutThere.com. Clarke shared his perspective on setbacks and success by sharing his experiences climbing Mount Everest.
Tying the event together was the use of Klik Technology, a wearable device connected to an event mobile application (app) that allowed attendees to virtually connect by physically tapping their bands. The more connections made, events attended, and special incentives an attendee participated in, the more points collected. A leaderboard on the app tracked top performers throughout the event, and winners were announced at the conclusion, earning special prizes for participation.
The annual thINK forum provides a place for current and perspective Canon inkjet users to network, gain knowledge, discuss common challenges, and share best practices. dps
Nov2018, DPS Magazine