Inkjet Conference 2021

February 2021 Dates TBA

USA Location TBA

Conference Focus

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.


The IMI Inkjet Conference 2021 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, trends, and issues critical to continued adoption, growth, and expansion of inkjet printing applications and markets. 


This two-day event includes the following elements:

  • Updates & views from industry pacesetters

  • Market & opportunity perspectives from industry experts

  • Perspectives from key end users

  • New technology needs & introductions from inkjet innovators

  • Networking lunches, breaks & reception

  • Complimentary display space

  • Suppliers Forum presentation opportunity

  • Sponsorship opportunities

  • IT Strategies market report: The Numbers 2021

Inkjet Conference 2021

February 2021 Dates TBA

USA Location TBA

Tentative Topic Coverage and Schedule

Day 1

8:00 am            Conference Registration 

9:00 am            Opening Session 

The Inkjet Industry in 2025

Welcome and introductions

Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Inkjet printing industry structure and dynamics

  • Inkjet’s role in marketplace

  • Market size & structure

  • Technology & product trends

  • Expanding applications development needs & trends

  • Inkjet as a manufacturing process

12:00 pm            Networking luncheon

1:00 pm              Session 2

Technology developments & innovations driving inkjet growth: Printheads, systems, and devices

  • Printhead developments as market drivers & enablers

  • Technology challenges, hurdles & breakthroughs

  • New & developing print engine design concepts

  • Efforts to lower cost of ownership

  • Print & deposition quality improvements

  • Subsystem & housekeeping advancements

  • Improvements in design & integration tools

  • Opportunities for future technology developments

Suppliers’ Forum: 5-Minute presentations related to technology, capabilities, services, new product introductions, etc. For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene or check off box on Registration Form.

6:00 pm             Networking reception in Display Area

Day 2

8:30 am             Session 3

Materials developments generate applications & markets

  • Materials developments as market drivers & enablers

  • Drying & curing innovations

  • Specialty papers, films, & substrates

  • Innovative inks & media

  • Metallic, electronic, & functional fluids

  • Exotic materials deposition challenges

  • Evolving application needs

12:00 pm             Networking luncheon

1:00 pm               Session 4

Inkjet technology innovations for successful applications

  • 3D printing & additive manufacturing

  • Materials deposition

  • Medical, biomedical, & dispensing

  • Manufacturing processes

  • Packaging

  • Printed electronics & displays

  • Product decoration

  • Textile printing

  • & the list goes on!

4:30 pm                Conference Adjournment


Conference Sponsorship

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 industry 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 materials technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.


For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, click here OR contact Al Keene

Speaking Opportunities

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 ( for review.


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

Free Display Space & Suppliers Forum Presentations

Printer, materials, 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.


I.T. Strategies Market Report

All participants 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.

About IMI

IMI sponsors conferences to assist in understanding emerging technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer attendees unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, materials, manufacturing, software, and user companies to network and develop a more 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 conference 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 conference 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: +1-207-560-9119
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