Power of PROKOM - focus for first global conference

| 20 February 2017

PROKOM, the independent community of Konica Minolta production printing users, has today announced its first global conference that will give members from all over the globe a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to network, learn and grow their business in a multi-channel world.

The Power of PROKOM conference in Vienna, Austria, from May 10-12, 2017, is being sponsored by Konica Minolta and will be “packed with industry-leading keynote speakers”.

PROKOM, Konica Minolta Production user association, went global following a US launch last September. “The PROKOM community is a gamechanger for anybody who is a Konica Minolta production user,” said Andy Barber, Managing Director – imail, UK Mail PLC, who is chairman of PROKOM.

"This first event will be packed with industry-leading keynote speakers, first class education mixed with a social programme that will allow all of us to get to know each other in Vienna. I am confident of our industry’s future and, through the Power of PROKOM, we can support each other to share ideas through our community’s core values which are to connect, learn and grow members businesses.”

Toshitaka Uemura, General Manager, Konica Minolta, Inc. said: “Our commitment has always been to give shape to our customers’ ideas. We want to help them to transform their approaches and to capitalise 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. To give shape to their ideas’, we need to allow our customers a forum where they can express their views, share experiences, learn and profit knowing they have a strong organisation that is committed to their needs. We believe in PROKOM and are pleased to be the headline sponsor of this first conference. It’s a conference package designed for members by our members and it has been a fantastic experience to listen and speak with board members about how they want to develop PROKOM."

He added: “This community allows the members to learn new skills, share experiences and create new opportunities either through face to events that PROKOM are planning to deliver or from the web portal www.prokom.org.”

Topics for the conference programme include “The Future Of Digital IS Print”, “Making Print And Marketing Human”, “Print And Marketing - Two Sides Of The Same Coin”, Learning A New Skill That Could Kill You”, “So You Want To Be A Print And Marketing Services Provider” and “How To Achieve Predictable Profits”.

In addition to speakers that will also include Konica Minolta customers, there will be many sessions including panel debates. Delegates will stay at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel.

More details from www.PROKOM.org


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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in services-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards.

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 over 35,000 employees around the world (as of March 2016), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 6.2 billion in financial year 2015/16.

For further information about the company, please visit: www.konicaminolta.eu.

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