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EFI's Connect event sees 10% more attendees
Jan '16
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) opened its EFI Connect event, a users' conference with 10 per cent more pre-registered attendees as against the event in 2015.

“EFI debuted several new Productivity Suites, designed, built, validated and integrated workflows from the industry's leading business and production management software portfolio,” an EFI press release said.

Along with these, it also showed digital print and industrial inkjet products to assist EFI customers adopt digital printing applications.

The conference features a solutions centre and more than 200 technical, sales and business management sessions, including hands-on customer labs, interactive voice of customer sessions, etc.

At the conference, EFI CEO Guy Gecht stressed the need for customers to bet on changes in the market forces to accelerate.

“Successful printing businesses need to move with the window of opportunity and customers must be willing to take a risk, while doing nothing is a guarantee that you will be unsuccessful," Guy said.

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts provided a business lesson on his success, which he said, ultimately depends on creating a culture where employees gain a sense of pride and enhanced self-esteem through their work.

Customers at the conference learnt how the EFI Productivity Suites improves users' productivity, efficiency and profitability through 'Suite Certified' workflows for specific segments.

“EFI's commitment to development and advancement for enterprise and midmarket commercial and packaging Suites are evident in sessions and the solutions centre,” it added in the press release.

At this year's conference, EFI stated that it is continuing that strategy and commitment, doubling its Productivity Suite offerings with three new certified Suites for quick printing, publication print and corrugated packaging segments.

Connect 2016 also features advanced EFI Fiery digital front end and software technologies for cut-sheet digital printing, including previews of Fierycommand Workstation 5.8 and the Fiery Jobflow digital print workflow automation software.

According to EFI, Jobflow delivers even more powerful digital print workflow automation features for efficient multi-job submission, extended third-party job processing, workflow sharing and enhanced usability.

In addition to highlighting advanced workflow technologies, Connect showcased how EFI customers across the globe create profitable opportunities with innovative, high-value and high-quality inkjet imaging applications.

During his keynote, Gecht unveiled the 'Imaging of Things' exchange, an applications gallery designed to help EFI customers and print buyers grow their network and business relationships.

The online exchange is free for EFI customers and provides a venue for them to post images and videos of their work in a forum targeted to print buyers looking for new, unique and innovative application ideas. (AR)

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