Hear what our attendees had to say about their
experience at the Digital Packaging Summit...
"Unlike trade shows, this gives us the opportunity to have
meaningful discussions directly with the suppliers for our specific
needs. This summit has allowed us to narrow our focus to a few
suppliers that meet those needs."
Tim Hattabaugh, VP of Operations, Edelmann
"It's so easy to get wrapped up in working IN your business.
This event allows you to step back and work ON your business. Great
time and much needed networking."
Carole Sprunk, Business Development Manager, McBattas
Packaging & Printing
"Thank you all for an amazing Digital Packaging Summit. This was
my first time at one of these events, and hopefully not my last.
After Drupa and Label Expo, I thought I had a pretty good sense of
the digital technologies available in my industry, but this summit
proved to be the most valuable. The format is the key. I wouldn't
change a thing. Yes, we had a busy few days, but it was well worth
every minute. Digital technology is definitely in our (near)
future, and I just wanted to thank you all for helping me with my
due diligence. The time and effort you all put into this event is
Tom Staib, President, DWS Printing Associates,
"The combination of market analysis, case studies and networking
was exactly the combination of inputs we needed to help us in our
first digital purchase."
Kelly Weaver, CFO, Printech Label
"The Digital Packaging Summit was a great experience. The
intensive learning, great people and focused environment provided
the insights I was looking for. It was a very worthwhile use of
Michelle Leissner, President & CEO, H&H
"The advancement in inkjet technology over the last couple of
years has been tremendous. This event really highlights the
different growths in technology."
Andrew Kent, R&D, Prime Package and
"The DPS Summit offered a unique perspective into the fast
growing digital packaging segments with high quality speakers &
presentations. Thank you for allowing me to participate."
Chuck Keefe, President Marathon Label
"This was the second Summit that I was fortunate enough to
attend...the first one was great, this one was even better. Hard to
improve on the structure and content."
Phil Edwards, President, PrintSure and PSDigital
"It was nice to have all the major digital players in one place,
this made investigation much easier than flying all over the
James Lee, Director, Technology and Innovation, Jones
"Very seldom do you have a gathering of users, vendors &
specialists willing to share critical information regarding the
reasons for choosing a digital solution as well as the value of the
decisions - good or bad. And doing so unguarded in a beautiful
& comfortable setting."
Gerald J. Hace, President, Gooding Co. Inc.
"This was the best industry event I have attended and I have
been in the industry since 1973. The process was revolutionary in
terms of efficiency and effectiveness for me as a busy business
owner. I have told people that I want to duplicate the concept in
my world. I met with a sales rep yesterday and after 1 hour, I
asked him if there was anything he was wanting to share that we
could not have covered if we were only allowed 25 minutes. I then
explained the DPS system and how much I appreciated experiencing
it. I wish every major buying decision I have to make could be done
this way. I was wowed at every part of the summit. The only thing
that would of made it better would of been to of had my 30 year old
son who joined the company 2 years ago there with me to allow him
to see the future of our industry. I can't say enough about how
impressed I was. Even the constant reminders were a great help to
me. You guys killed it!"
Steve Fleissner, CEO, Model Graphics
"The digital packaging summit was a valuable tool as my company
researches the digital world. Have all of the suppliers in one
location focused on digital was amazing."
Brian S. Hurst, VP Manufacturing, Yerecic
"We have had to get into the digital packaging industry due to
demand from our existing and some new clients and have just made it
happen with existing equipment. We're getting by but know that we
need to invest in some equipment to get to the next level. The
digital packaging summit was exactly the format we needed to gather
information regarding what the trends and best equipment out there
are. Thank you for creating such an informative and engaging
Norma Mendoza, VP Customer Solutions & Partner
"The DPS was an invaluable resource for me. It gave me the
opportunity to learn about possible solutions for our next upgrade
step without having the salesman pressure. I could ask
questions, make comparisons and get some valuable unbiased insight
form other industry experts. The opportunities to network
with both vendors and peers were relaxed and social. I look
forward to next year's summit and what new information and friends
it will bring."
Tashina Peplinski, Manager & Packaging Specialist,
Graphic Edge Printing & Packaging
"Extremely well-run, very educational event all the way
around!!! My only regret is that there wasn't a Digital
Packaging Summit six years ago when we first got into digital
Mark Turk, President/CEO, International Label &
Printing Co., Inc.
"I have attended many events during the past 20 years. Most have
been at very desirable locations. The Digital Printing Summit tops
every event I have ever attended. From Meetings, to one on one, to
case studies, to location, and to meals it was all top shelf and
worth every minute of my time."
Jerry Haapanen, President/Owner, Haapanen Brothers,
"Very well organized event - good timing, perfect venue and its
location - attendee friendly and informative."
Derrick J. Celewicz, VP of Operations, H&H Graphics,
"The 2016 Digital Packaging Summit was an excellent event.
Great format for acquiring a great deal of knowledge related to
Digital Print Technology in a short period of time. Excellent
peer to peer sharing opportunities between sessions and exceptional
location. Great job!"
Robert P McJury, Partner, TLF Graphics Inc.
"The Digital Packaging Summit model provided one of the best
learning experiences I have been involved with. Truly time well
Paul Kelly, President, Foremost Graphics
"I think the Digital Packaging Summit format is very
visionary. It brings together an assortment of leaders in the
world of print and utilizes excellent speakers who offer
actionable, decision making content. The breakout groups and 1:1
meetings allow you to quickly determine if deeper discussions are
necessary. The biggest factor I found is that there is no downtime,
you're learning and networking from the time you get up to the time
you get to your room."
Roger Buck, Flesh Co
"Our organization has been investigating different digital
solutions but needed more clarity on the active markets and the
various technologies available. The Digital Packaging Summit
allowed us to finalize our decision and move forward with digital
option to better serve our clients."
Dan Doherty, Executive VP of Operations/Principle,
Prairie State Impressions
"We have been talking about getting into digital printing, but
have not yet made the move so this summit came at the right time.
It provided a wealth of information from various view points in a
short amount of time. The schedule was well thought out and proved
to be not only productive but also a lot of fun."
Rick Peters , VP & General Manager , The Shelby
"Being able to network with like-minded individuals heavily
involved in the industry was extremely insightful. Having all the
possible vendors you want to talk to, brought to you in one
location was great!"
Steve Kirchof, Vice President/Operations Manager, Labels
"I believe the conference was a huge success. The sessions were
well planned and the presenters were very prepared. Next year's
committee will have a hard time topping this conference. Thanks for
an awesome learning experience!"
Kelly Cart, Digital Support Manager, Discount
"It was wonderful speaking with printers about their experiences
and challenges. I learned a lot and made some amazing
contacts that should benefit both of our businesses. I really
appreciate the opportunity to attend."
Diane Barton, Associate Director of Graphics, Perrigo
"The summit taught me how to market digital to our customers as
a solution not just for short run jobs."
Christopher Che, President/CEO, Hooven Dayton
"The first annual digital packaging summit was extremely
informative. The information shared indicated how large the
future opportunities are and the wide variety of packaging and
label applications that have potential for digital. In
addition to showcasing what can be converted from traditional to
digital, many vendors and customers shared what can only be done by
digital and how new and unique offerings can be created. This
segment of print is growing and provided attendees more confidence
in the market and understanding of what will be necessary to be
successful. I look forward to this conference again next
Raj Garg, President, Garg Distinctive Dimensions
"The event was much needed for the entire packaging supply
chain. Bottom line, I met people who helped me better
understand what's available and where digital is going."
Mark Glendenning, CEO, Inland
"I honestly came for the golf, I was pleasantly surprised how
extremely beneficial it was. I felt disappointed it was
over. I had more questions!"
Robert Tenney, President, The Mid-York Press,
"I came to this conference looking for some specific answers on
the future direction of digital production...and I got lots of
answers. In depth conversations with suppliers and industry
consultants, and the opportunity to connect with peers in a
relaxed, intimate, non-competitive context. Content rich and
Brad Elledge, Director of Continuous Improvement,
"I gained additional knowledge surrounding color management and
equipment technology to assist in our company's decision making
process for further capital investments."
Rocky E. Rahija, President/CEO, Flextec
"The event was like drinking water from a fire hose. Fast paced
and well worth the time."
Dwane Wall, President, Creative Labels of
"The Digital Packaging Summit was an exceptional event! I have
never been to an event that covered so much in such a short time.
The peer networking opportunities and broad spectrum of vendor
information available was second to none."
Scott Cotton, Vice President, BP Solutions Group, Inc.
"The only conference I have attended (and made a speaking
contribution) that exhibited intensity consistency with the value
of the information disseminated and desired by the attendees.
Phil Edwards, Owner, PrintSure, llc
"I learned more than I ever thought possible!"
Mark Turk, President/CEO, International Label &
Printing Co., Inc.
"I have chaired and spoken at many conferences on this topic and
while most were good events they were one dimensional with
information coming down from the podium or 'snip-its' from
tabletops during breaks. This is a totally different kind of event
that immerses the attendees and sponsors in a bi-directional dialog
that benefits both. The information sharing and 'roll your sleeves
up' interaction that occurs leaves everyone with extensive "to do"
lists. The 'deep dive' format and informational exchange is just
what the fast changing package printing industry needs right
Kevin Karstedt, CEO at Karstedt Partners LLC and chair
of the 2015 Digital Packaging Summit
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