MIAMISBURG, OH--EskoArtwork recently concluded its 2011 EskoWorld user conferenceand reported that a record 350 attendees were offered a peak into the company's future products, and a wide variety of industry outlooks, product presentations and roadmaps, and workshops for anyone with an interest in packaging, displays, and printing.
"Feedback from everyone is that the 2011 edition of EskoWorld is the best they ever attended," enthuses Mark Quinlan, president, EskoArtwork North America. "The program offered attendees both hands-on sessions and presentations to help them make the most of their EskoArtwork products--and understand where EskoArtwork will take them in the future. We are confident that anyone who attended EskoWorld returned with a list of productive, actionable items."
Following a welcome from Simon James, EskoArtwork's vice prsident of marketing, Carsten Knudsen, EskoArtwork CEO, presented the state-of-the-union, also offering a glimpse of new applications available in the near future for web-based collaboration with iPhone and iPads. Bernard Zwaenepoel, EskoArtwork senior vice president, software business, offered a market overview of the various packaging 'eco-systems' --markets where EskoArtwork products fit-- including narrow web, labels, flexible packaging, corrugated, commercial print, sign & display, and others.
A total of 19 product-related presentations were held. Those offering insight into the education of packaging in universities were well attended. The 28 EskoArtwork Academy activities, mostly hands-on sessions and product features presentations, were very popular. For example, 'Jobs and Products in Automation Engine 10', attracted more than 100 people. Nine plenary sessions offered attendees an overview of industry issues. Not surprisingly, the MIS Roundtable was a highlight.
Guest speakers and participating sessions included: Dennis Young, Michigan State University; Ian Pike, Sun Chemical; Minal Mistry, COMPASS; Ramsey Fisher, Malnove Packaging & Packaging Solutions; Aaron Mallory, HP; Glenn Gross, AGFA Dotrix; Rich Emmerling, Flint Group Flexographic Products,; Cori Devlin, DuPont, Colleen Twomey, MacDermid Printing Solutions; Andy Armitage, SolarSoft, Mike Rottenborn, Hybrid Integration, and Paul Bengtson, EFI Radiu.s
As in past years, EskoArtwork was fortunate to have a number of partners participate in EskoWorld's Partner Pavilion. Sixteen companies (AGFA, Bobst, Cape Systems, DuPont, Dassualt Systems, Dr. Lauterbach & Partner, EFI, enfocus, Epson, HP, Hybrid Integration, ITC Infotech, MacDermid, Strata, SunChemical, and TOPS) benefitted from a well-attended flow of attendees.
EskoWorld 2012 is planned for June 16-19 in New Orleans, LA.