17 November 2017, Malvern, PA, USA : 1st industry leader to commit to participating at the first-ever SGIA and NAPCO Media event, further demonstrating its Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group’s strategic vision, Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that it has signed on to participate as a leading sponsor and exhibitor in PRINT United Expo 2019, taking place in Dallas, TX, October 23-25, 2019. This early commitment further demonstrates Ricoh’s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group’s dedication to investing in initiatives that will empower its customers’ business growth and advocate for the future success of print.
“As our industry evolves and we talk about offering ‘marketing services,’ we need a forum that will truly foster this evolution, encourage the right conversations and bring together the right stakeholders to help us all make an impact,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh, USA, Inc. “You’ve heard me say this before: Ricoh is committed to this industry and we’re making the investments that we feel will help us better serve our customers. Signing on to participate in PRINT United is exactly one of those strategic investments. We are confident NAPCO Media and SGIA will deliver a different and refreshing approach to education and exhibition – exactly what our customers, and our industry, need for success. We’re proud to be the first organization to get on board, and look forward to helping advocate for our industry.”
PRINT United, a brand-new event and joint-venture, co-owned by SGIA and NAPCO Media, will focus on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies and markets. The objective of PRINT United is to convey all the components of an integrated solution to satisfy virtually any client need. PRINT United will have a broader range of printing and finishing technologies and media on the Expo floor, covering industry segments from garment to graphic, packaging to commercial, and industrial.
In PRINT United, Ricoh sees the clear opportunity to advocate for and build a broader community that sparks forward-thinking, actionable dialogue. The mission of this landmark event, and the commitment from its organizers, demonstrates an awareness of market changes and the need to broaden discussions beyond printer service provider to print buyer to make a larger impact. Through its networking events, such as Engagement Marketing Executive Symposium and Publishing Executive Symposium, Ricoh has experienced that more inclusive conversations of the fuller ecosystem delivers a broader message reach and effective industry advancement. To deliver the true print value proposition, Ricoh believes that conversations and decision making require participation from, not just the printers and manufacturers, but also designers, marketers and beyond.