Prokom gears up for third global conference and extends network into China and Australia
Prokom, the Konica Minolta production print user community, has unveiled further expansion plans as its members prepare for the third global Prokom conference in Valencia, Spain on June 5-6, 2019.
More than 200 delegates from across the world will be convening at the Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort in Valencia to network and learn from each other, as Konica Minolta continues to accelerate its growth path within the industrial and commercial print markets.
Latest trends that are shaping the global print industry, blueprints for the future, business diversification, growth and transformation, growth drivers and interactive Q and A sessions will all be featured at Prokom Valencia 2019. The keynote speaker, industry consultant Peter Muir of FranklinCovey, will address “The importance of facts and learning in a changing world”. The conference will be rounded off with an evening celebration dinner and the Prokom Innovation Awards ceremony.
This year’s conference is booked to capacity, but Konica Minolta production users worldwide are invited to “attend by proxy” with videos, articles, conference highlights and key learning that will be posted to the global Prokom website as the conference proceeds.Last month, Prokom hosted a kick-off event and dinner for more than 500 delegates in China, launched at Gulf Print in Dubai, and is soon launching in Australia.
Membership of Prokom is open to any Konica Minolta user of production printing equipment and now includes over 1,300 member companies worldwide. New Konica Minolta production solution users can learn more at www.prokom.org, featuring e-learning courses, self-help videos and tools, forums, expert content, market research as well as webinars, newsletters and local events.
Toshitaka Uemura, General Manager, Konica Minolta Inc, is one of a team of Konica Minolta senior executives who are focused on ensuring their production print clients carry the keys to success through superior technology, world-class solutions and service, and the rewards of Prokom membership.
Our commitment has always been to give shape to our customers’ ideas. We want to help them to transform their approaches and to capitalize on the many new market opportunities in a connected, online world, where print is very much a strong and valued part of the marketing mix. This annual conference has become an important part of the Prokom user group community as we continue to expand across the world.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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