Wide-Format Summit Releases Preview of Its 2022 Event Program

For Immediate Release  
March 31, 2022 

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Invitation-only event is slated for July 25-27 at the PGA National Resort in Florida

Fairfax, Virginia —  PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today releases the first glimpse of the 2022 Wide-format Summit event program. The Wide-format Summit is taking place July 25-27 at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. More details can be found at wideformatsummit.com.

The popular Wide-format Summit features insight from industry authorities who have widespread knowledge and expertise across multiple disciplines. The unique, invitation-only hosted format provides a valuable experience for attendees to acquire knowledge from the "who's who" in the wide-format space through keynote sessions, user panels, case studies, and segment-focused breakout sessions.

Attendees will meet and learn from leading wide-format experts through a program developed by Steve Duccilli, VP of Wide-format Impressions, Denise M. Gustavson, editor-in-chief of Wide-format Impressions, and an advisory board representing some of the best minds in the wide-format market, proven thought leaders, and subject matter experts.

“It’s an interesting time in wide-format printing,” says Duccilli. “Opportunities are plentiful as vertical market segments like trade shows and live events rebound from the pandemic. Yet, the pressures on maintaining supply lines, recruiting, and retaining workers, and operating at a sufficient profit margin have never been higher. We’ll be looking very closely at both sides of the recovery in our program – the reasons that wide-format printing is poised to rebound to new heights as well as the discipline and laser focus on efficiency that businesses will need to succeed.”

Sessions at the year’s event include:

How the Lingering Crises Are Amplifying the Benefits of Wide-Format Printing, presented by Marco Boer, VP, IT Strategies
The Automation Audit: How to Identify and Streamline Your Operation’s Weakest Points, presented by Denise M. Gustavson, editorial director of NAPCO Media and co-chair, Wide-format Summit
To B2B or to B2C: That’s the Question in Building a Successful Digital Textile Printing Business Plan, presented by Kristen Dettoni, owner, Design Pool
Keeping an Eye on your Key KPIs, presented by Gustavson
Who Buys Wide Format Printing, and What Do They Need from their Vendors?, presented by Lisa Cross, principal analyst, NAPCO Research


Reconnecting at the Wide-format Summit


The hosted buyer event format provides attendees the opportunity to connect with peers whose insights are widely respected, evaluate the adoption of inkjet technologies, and join interactive case studies showcasing successful implementations. 


Additionally, the Summit provides ample opportunities for attendees to network through social events and prescheduled 1:1 meetings, solidifying the event as the primary gathering for executives seeking to explore the latest solutions. 

Sponsorship Information


For more information to participate in or sponsor the Summit, visit wideformatsummit.com or email wfsinfo@napco.com. Those participating in the Wide-format Summit should understand that health and safety are of utmost importance to our organization, and guidelines are subject to change at any time. Updates to the company’s health and safety policy will be shared here.

About Wide-Format Impressions
Wide-format Impressions serves as a resource for senior-level executives, business owners, and managers of printing and signage companies providing wide-format services. It covers industry trends, emerging technologies, and news in the visual communications industry. Visit wideformatimpressions.com to learn more.

About PRINTING United Alliance   
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.


PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. 


  
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