Innovations Theatre

Presented by Print Media Centr; Located on the show floor, free presentations with your show badge


Thursday, April 6

11:00 – 11:45am Incoming! Print Techs and Trends You Cannot Ignore!

This panel will focus on just launched/upcoming technology and provide thought leadership into where industry segments are headed.


12:00 – 12:45pm Frank Romano presents: The New Print Industry – Trends & Opportunities

 Well known industry keynote speaker, Frank Romano, was the advisor on the 2016 publication of The. New. Print. Industry. Trends and Opportunities written by Akshat Pardiwala. He will present the pertinent points noted in the book and discuss the trends and opportunities in the industry—some immediate and some that are developing. Frank and the author believe that even within traditional printed products that have experienced declines in volume, there are still opportunities in the industry. 


1:00 – 1:45pm Print Smart: Evaluating Tools for Saving Time and Money

This panel will focus on tips and best practices for printers to assess their workflows, and the processes to finding the right solutions for their business.


2:00 – 2:45pm Fireside Chat: John Corley CEO Xerox Canada, Chris Dewart, CEO Konica Minolta Canada & Glenn Laverty CEO Ricoh Canada – moderated by Frank Romano


3:00 – 3:45pm Post-Press Success: Winning with Finishing

This panel will focus on the wonderful world of finishing, and the ROI it can bring.


Friday, April 7

11:00 – 11:45am Print Ninja Warrior – Adapting to the new Game

This panel will focus the state of the industry, the equipment and technology driving unique print applications, and how printers can stay strong and survive.


12:00 – 12:45pm Optimize Prime: Transforming Your Workflow

This panel will focus on helping printers understand how to optimize their workflow and maximize their profits.


1:00 – 1:45pm 50 Shades of YAY! Colour Management, Paper and Digital Print

This panel will focus on the value of colour management, and how to manage colour across multiple devices and substrates.


2:00 – 2:45pm Wide Format 101 – Presented by SGIA

If you are new to wide format and want to understand the opportunity, Ray Weiss from SGIA will lead a panel discussion to offer an overview of the technology you should consider to get into the game. Learn about the newest printing technology, laminating, and finishing for a brand new start-up or for an existing printing business looking to expand.

3:00 – 3:45pm Wide Format 201 – Presented by SGIA

Take your existing wide format business up a notch. Ray Weiss from SGIA will lead a panel discussion to expand your current wide format printing business. We’ll talk about new technologies, substrates, applications, and opportunities along with pitfalls to avoid as you grow your business to the next level.



Saturday, April 8

11:00 – 11:45am Living Large: Penthouse Possibilities with Wide Format

This panel will focus on opportunities with wide format including opening new revenue streams with customers, vertical markets and substrate options.


12:00 – 12:45pm Breach is the New Black: Privacy, Data and the Cloud

This panel will focus on helping printers understand how to protect their customers and their data by sharing best practices, tools, and tips.