Rethinking the scope of business: Konica Minolta shares visions and solutions with its dealer partners at European Leadership Campus 2019
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe will be welcoming more than 1,000 of its international retail partners to its European Leadership Campus (ELC) 2019. Being held on 18 October in Copenhagen, Denmark, this year’s major summit will bring together Konica Minolta’s channel partners to showcase the company’s newest products, solutions and services and to provide a forum to learn about and discuss evolving market needs. In 2019, the main theme of ELC is “Rethink Your Scope” - inviting attendees to consider both the challenges and the opportunities presented to them and their customers by digital transformation. Hence, one particular focus is Konica Minolta’s groundbreaking Workplace Hub - a true all-in-one IoT solution for the connected workplace that helps businesses to simplify their IT infrastructure.
We are delighted to welcome our channel partners at our European Leadership Campus. Our theme this year – ‘Rethink your Scope’ – is both an invitation and a challenge to ourselves and our partners alike. Together, we can question the status quo and realise exciting new opportunities. As a company, we are perfectly positioned to usher in the new era of the ‘Connected Workplace’. By rethinking the nature of work, we are providing solutions such as Workplace Hub that epitomise our vision to bring together people, spaces and devices. At the ELC 2019, we will show our valued partners how we are empowering them to bring this transformation to their customers.
The ELC 2019 offers partners from across Konica Minolta’s European and CAMEA region insights into key market trends as well as the company’s visionary outlook to address the emerging opportunities of today and tomorrow – from office or professional printing to IT services solutions. Most notably, the programme will include main stage keynote addresses from Shoei Yamana, President and CEO of Konica Minolta, Inc., who will offer a global perspective on the company and from Keiji Okamoto, who will outline Konica Minolta’s channel strategy for the region. The campus will also provide a showcase of a breadth of products, solutions and services from Konica Minolta. In addition to Workplace Hub, the partners can also experience the latest innovations and learn more about new office or professional printing technology products and solutions for secure, efficient business processes and document management.
The European Leadership Campus is much more than a conference. The campus format allows for a real exchange of knowledge with our valued trade partners. Attendees will be able to engage with both the visionary and the specific as well as forward-looking presentations on themes such as the evolution of the ‘Connected Workplace’ or the challenge of fake news, for which we are offering practical business seminars. These will explore how our retail partners can benefit from the sales opportunities presented by new solutions such as Workplace Hub, augmented reality products and Konica Minolta solutions, designed to support more sustainable business processes. And for Professional Printing, there is also so much to see at the ELC! World premiere hardware is going to be exclusively shown – even before its global launch. Visitors to the ELC 2019 will not be disappointed.
In line with Konica Minolta’s deep commitment to sustainability, the ELC 2019 will again be completely carbon-neutral. In 2019, all carbon emissions will be compensated for, including all overnight stays and travel activities of all guests and Konica Minolta crew members, meals and drinks, transportation of display items, waste, cleaning of textiles and even exhibition materials.
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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