Cambridge, 15 April 2015 – IMI Europe is pleased to announce three top industry executives as keynote speakers for the Industrial Inkjet Technology Showcase to be held at the Angelo Hotel, Munich Westpark in Munich, Germany on 24–25 June 2015. Talks from Mark Hanley, IT Strategies, Jason Oliver, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Dr Ingo Ederer, Voxeljet AG give an excellent update on the state of the industry.
Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies
With industrial inkjet markets growing rapidly, Mark Hanley will discuss the challenges faced by industrial markets, like packaging and how textiles and ceramics are set to inspire confidence within the industry – subjects/topics that have posed a lot of questions amongst industry professionals.
Jason Oliver, Senior VP Digital, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Digital product decoration is the topic from Jason Oliver, who will describe what Heidelberg calls 4D printing. He will review both consumer and industrial product decoration and the current challenges and opportunities that they offer.
Dr Ingo Ederer, CEO, Voxeljet AG
With 3D printing becoming a serious manufacturing process, Dr Ederer will give an update of the implementation of high-speed printers and on-demand parts services for automotive, aerospace, film and entertainment, art and architecture, engineering and consumer end product markets.
About the Industrial Inkjet Technology Showcase
Organised by IMI Europe and supported by organisers of the InPrint Show, the Industrial Inkjet Technology Showcase will provide over 30 presentations during 2 days, as well as lunches, breaks and receptions giving plenty of networking opportunities with industry peers in the exhibitor’s display area. The programme will be announced on our website at the end of March. Immediately before the Showcase will be the Inkjet Summer School 2015, 22-23 June, consisting of three of IMI Europe’s most popular inkjet courses; Inkjet Academy, Inkjet Ink Manufacturing and Jetting Functional Fluids.
About IMI Europe Ltd
IMI Europe is the front-runner in providing educational and strategic overviews of the entire ink jet industry. We helped drive the growth in non-office applications for inkjet, particularly during the major growth phase occurring since 2000. Our conferences and courses, mainly about ink jet technology, focus upon the development and commercialisation of technology, attracting leading component suppliers, integrators, OEMs and key end users to the best value networking events in the industry.
Kirsty Inman, Sales & Marketing Assistant, IMI Europe
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MARK HANLEY, PRESIDENT, IT STRATEGIES
Mark Hanley founded IT Strategies in 1992 in Boston, USA as a strategic consultancy specializing in industrial digital printing, ink jet technology and early market development practices. The company is based in Boston & Tokyo & operates on a private partnership basis. I.T. Strategies is a confidential practice with no publishing function and is expert in technology and market analysis based on a wide factual knowledge base.
About IT Strategies
IT Strategies is a virtual partner for companies wanting to succeed in the digital economy. They advise and assist digital printing vendors, printing press manufacturers, image processing software & silicon players, and large user industries on strategic practices for entering new markets and capturing new customers. IT Strategies’ consultants have been working together for more than 15 years. They have extensive and close industry relationships in Japan, East Asia, the US, and Europe. In addition to the headquarters office in the US, IT Strategies has staff in Tokyo, Japan.
JASON OLIVER, SENIOR VP DIGITAL, HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN
Jason joined Heidelberg as Senior Vice President of Digital Printing in 2013. He is responsible for all of Heidelberg’s Lino-print systems, with the goal of expanding the company’s digital business. Jason has been working in the digital print industry for 20 years. Previously, he worked at EFI as Senior Director of Jetrion sales. A US citizen with a Master of Business Administration, Jason has held numerous executive positions for various North American and European digital printing companies since 2000.
About Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft (Heidelberg) has been a major provider and partner for the global printing industry for many years. They offer customers necessary components essential to the success of their business activities in commercial and packaging printing. Heidelberg develops and produces core technologies, while complementary components and technologies are provided to their customers via strategic partnerships.
DR. INGO EDERER, CEO, VOXELJET AG
Dr. Ingo Ederer (born 1967) is not only the key inventor of Voxeljet’s technology but also one of the business founders. From 1999 to 2013 he built up the company into a leading provider of 3D printers for industrial and commercial customers. He was appointed CEO of Voxeljet in 2013. After successfully completing his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich Dr. Ederer also obtained his doctorate at this university in 2000. He started intensively exploring the field of Additive Manufacturing during his studies. Since then he has become a recognized expert in this area of expertise and has enriched the professional world.
About Voxeljet AG
Voxeljet is a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s 3D printers employ a powder binding, additive manufacturing technology to produce parts using various material sets, which consist of particulate materials and proprietary chemical binding agents. The Company provides its 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers serving the automotive, aerospace, film and entertainment, art and architecture, engineering and consumer end product markets.