Inkjet Conference 2021

February 3-4, 2021

The Florida Hotel & Conference

Orlando, Florida

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 3-4, 2021

The Florida Hotel & Conference

Orlando, Florida

Tentative Topic Coverage and Schedule

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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

Thursday, February 4, 2021

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.


Conference Hotel Information

IMI’s Inkjet Conference 2021 is being held at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida – A Trip Advisor Award of Excellence winner & currently rated #5 hotel in Orlando.

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant. Early booking is advised as the special meeting rate of $145 (daily service fee included) for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until January 15, 2021.  After that date, the group meeting rate will be on a space available basis.


To make online hotel reservations – go to and complete the online form. Please contact us for assistance if you have any problems making your hotel reservations.

Phone reservations can be made by calling The Florida Hotel & Conference Center Reservations at +1-800-588-4656 or +1-407-859-1500. You must identify yourself as attendees of “IMI Inkjet Printing Programs” to obtain the $145 group rate which will assure that you receive the conference rate and that the daily service fee is included in your conference rate.  You may also contact Hotel Reservations via email at


Orlando International Airport

Orlando is serviced by Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is approximately 7 miles from The Florida Hotel & Conference Center.  Orlando International Airport is served by approximately 50 domestic and international airlines with convenient and economical service from destinations around the U.S. and the world.

Taxis and shuttle/limousine services (such as Mears Transportation and Super Shuttle) are available at Orlando International Airport and are located in or outside the baggage claim area. Uber and Lyft fares from Orlando International Airport to the Florida Hotel and Conference Center are estimated at $20 - $30. Additional information on transportation options can be found at

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center

Located only seven miles from Orlando International Airport, The Florida Hotel & Conference Center’s over 500 guestrooms (all remodeled in 2019) are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 42 inch flat panel LCD TV, in room electronic safe, and many other amenities.

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center

Located only seven miles from Orlando International Airport, The Florida Hotel & Conference Center’s over 500 guestrooms (all remodeled in 2019) are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 42 inch flat panel LCD TV, in room electronic safe, and many other amenities.

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently connected to The Florida Mall, Orlando’s largest retail shopping venue with over 250 leading retail stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Armani Exchange, Build-A-Bear, Dillards, Disney Store, H&M, Macy’s, Microsoft, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Zara.

Dining options within the hotel include Marcello’s Bistro, Crickett’s Bar, Starbucks, and Grab-n-Go store. The Florida Mall restaurants include American Girl Bistro, Bucca di Beppo, and Hocca Bar; plus an extensive food court. Restaurants in close proximity to the hotel include Carrabbas, Chili’s, Garibaldi Mexican Cuisine, Havana Bistro & Café, Olive Garden, Maraya Restaurant, Orlando Ale House, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Sushi House and many more.

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center’s business center and fitness center are open 24 hours daily. The heated outdoor pool and hot tub are open year-round.


The Florida Hotel & Conference Center is located approximately 15 miles from Disney World, 6 miles from Universal Orlando, 7 miles from SeaWorld and 7 miles from Church Street Station-Orlando. The concierge located in hotel lobby can arrange golf reservations, attraction tickets and transportation reservations.


The Florida Hotel & Conference Center plus the Orlando area and State of Florida provide excellent opportunities to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience. 


The Florida Hotel & Conference Center address is:

1500 Sand Lake Road

Orlando, FL 32809 USA

GPS Address: 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando, FL 32809

Phone: +1-407-859-1500

Fax: +1-407-855-9863

Web Site:

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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Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947  USA
Phone: +1-207-235-2225
Fax: +1-207-560-9119
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