Inkjet Printing Conference 2018gives you the opportunity to meet senior executives from within the inkjet industry as well as from companies using the technology or developing it for their use. With two networking receptions, a lunch and additional refreshment breaks, there is ample opportunity to meet with key people.

John Law

Mike Willis

Pivotal Resources


February 7-9, 2018

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA

Tentative Topic Coverage and Schedule

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

11:00 a.m.                     Registration

1:30 p.m.                      Opening Session


Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Conference Chair; Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK

Inkjet printing industry structure and dynamics
       Inkjet printing’s role in the market place
       Market size & structure
       Technology & product trends: piezoelectric, thermal, & continuous
       Applications development trends
       Inkjet as a manufacturing process

Suppliers Forum Session 1: 5-Minute presentations related to technology, capabilities, services, new product introductions, etc.  The Suppliers Forum is open to all conference registrants (1st 12 Sign-ups in session 1 – Additional in session 2 on Thursday).  For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene or check off box on registration form.

6:00 p.m.                       Networking reception in display area

Thursday, February 8, 2018

8:30 a.m.                          Session 2

        Printhead advancements
       Technology challenges, hurdles & breakthroughs
       New & developing print engine concepts
       Lowering life cycle costs
       Print & deposition quality enhancements
       Design & integration scenarios
       Future development needs & opportunities

12:00 p.m.                       Networking Luncheon

1:30 p.m.                         Session 3

       Drying & curing innovations
       Innovative inks & media
       Metallic, electronic, & functional fluids
       Exotic materials deposition challenges
       Materials for 3D printing
       Changing application needs

Suppliers Forum Session 2

6:00 p.m.                Networking Reception
Friday, February 9, 2018

8:30 a.m.                          Session 4

         Printed electronics & displays
       Materials deposition
       Medical, biomedical, & dispensing
       Product decoration
       3D printing & additive manufacturing
       Textile printing
      & the list goes on!

12:00 Noon                       Adjournment

IMI is excited to announce a sponsorship opportunity to enable inkjet industry participants to position themselves “front and center” before a key group of inkjet printing business leaders including executives, product developers, technologists, major users, etc. PLUS distributing their message to IMI’s global database of over 20,000 relevant contacts.

Our goal is to develop a “community” focused on the conference program and the Sponsors to generate excitement about inkjet technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.

 For additional information on this sponsorship opportunity contact Al Keene or go to the Sponsorship page

The Strategic Advisory Board of industry luminaries, whose expertise covers a wide range of technology and applications in digital printing, will determine the conference program of topics and presentations. The Strategic Advisory Board members are as follows:

  • Martin Schoeppler, President & CEO, Fujifilm Dimatix
  • John Law, Managing Director Advanced Materials, Sun Chemical
  • Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies
  • Paul Morgavi, Chief Technology Officer Ink Jet and Novel Printing, Xerox
  • Mike Willis, Chairman, IMI Europe & Managing Director, Pivotal Resources

Martin Schoeppler

Fujifilm Dimatix

February 7-9, 2018

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Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks & receptions.  There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table and/or give a 5-minute Suppliers Forum presentation.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers’ Forum presentation slot by registering online and checking off the appropriate boxes indicating your participation.

Inkjet Printing Conference 2018

Paul Morgavi

John Law

Sun Chemical

With the rapid technology developments, applications expansion, and increasing market potential - it is all the more important for you to keep up to date to maximize your participation, success, and profitability in the inkjet industry.

Inkjet Printing Conference 2018 is the flagship strategic conference for the inkjet industry, trusted as a primary source of high value information by senior executives and commercial managers for more than 25 years. The program addresses the most recent innovations, trend, and issues critical to continued adoption, growth, and expansion of Inkjet printing applications and markets. 

This two-day event includes the following elements:

  • Market briefings from leading analysts
  • Updates and views from industry pacesetters
  • Perspectives from key end users
  • New technology introductions from inkjet innovators

IMI sponsors conferences and courses world-wide to assist in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences and courses offer unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, consumables, software and user companies to learn, network, and develop a comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market entry/expansion, and technology utilization.

Since 1990, IMI has held over 600 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.

IMI programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI program enables attendees to meet with an industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

Details on all of IMI’s activities can be found on our web site or by contacting us:

1106 Valley Crossing
Carrabassett Valley, ME  04947
Phone: +1-207-235-2225
Fax: +1-207-235-2226
Email:     Web Site:

Marco Boer

If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email

IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.

IMI is pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers (as of November 21, 2017)
Conference Chairman

Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources

The Pace of Change: What Digital Print Innovations Mean for Commercial Printers
Marco Boer, Vice President, I.T. Strategies

Breaking boundaries in production inkjet printing to revolutionize high-end, high-value commercial print market
Guy Broadhurst, Vice President of New Technology and Solutions, Canon Solutions America

Printed electronics: When will it be ready for primetime? What needs to happen?
Karl Dueland, VP/GM Digital Manufacturing, Xerox

“Flywheel Effect” as it relates to inkjet industry growth
Lawrence Gamblin, President, Kao Collins Inc

Starlight 3000FHE - advanced digital manufacturing systems for flexible hybrid electronics
Peter Hessney, President, Sensor Films

New” buyers & mass personalization drives further automation
Nachum Korman, VP & GM North America, Landa Digital Printing

Media handling trends for a print on demand world
Dr. John L. Kuta, President & CEO, BDT Print Media North America

Printed Flexible Electronics

Jason Marsh, Director of Technology, Nextflex

Continuing expansion of thermal inkjet performance to drive new high-value applications

David J. Murphy, WW Director of Marketing & Bus Dev, HP PageWide Industrial, Hewlett Packard

2018-2020: Time to go ahead with digital packaging production
Montserrat Peidró, Senior Vice President - Head of Digital Print Business Unit, Heidelberg

A systems approach to integrating digital inkjet: Memjet’s DuraLink system 
Tom Roetker, VP Engineering, Memjet, San Diego, California
MEMS printhead technology & how it addresses print industry needs
Martin Schoeppler, President & CEO, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.

Software – the key to unlocking image quality and accessing new applications?

Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems

Paul Morgavi


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Displays Suppliers Forum
Inkjet products and technology will be on display in the break/reception area and the Suppliers Forum enables you to hear short presentations on participating companies and their latest news.

All delegates will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.

Mike Willis

IT Strategies Market Report
All delegates will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on primary research.

Marco Boer

IT Strategies

Martin Schoeppler

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA