Prokom gears up for third global conference and extends network into China and Australia

| 27 May 2019

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.


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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. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings.


For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ 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 approximately 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.


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