CONNECT 2023 kicked off January 23, 2023, under the eProductivity Software (ePS) banner. The well-attended, four-day event in Vegas delivered on CONNECT’S legacy and promise to provide the technology company’s users learning tracks that deliver maximum value and technology optimization for print and packaging businesses. In addition to a variety of beneficial, segment-specific sessions designed to empower them, boost profitability, and provide expert guidance on taking products to market efficiently, the four-day show had compelling keynote presentations and effective networking activities.
Under the Empower, Evolve, Excite conference theme, the ePS CONNECT 2023 educational sessions on collaboration, education, and innovation included
An Opening Keynote by ePS CEO Gaby Matsliach
Matsliach looked back at ePS’ first year as an independent company and its plan for the future.
An Afternoon Keynote and Fireside Chat with Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance
Marc Olin, executive chairman of ePS Software, sat down with PRINTING United Alliance CEO Ford Bowers for a fireside chat that looks at the evolution of the largest and most powerful printing association in North America.
A Closing Keynote by Alison Keane, president and CEO, Flexible Packaging Association
Flexible Packaging Association president and CEO Alison Keane delivered a rousing closing keynote about extended producer responsibility legislature and their true impacts on sustainability and all players involved, from brands to their partner-suppliers.
A Second-Day Keynote by Jessica Lobo of the UN Global Compact
Lobo, who is Global Goals and Climate Programme Manager, UN -- UK, explained the power of a common language to power sustainability initiatives and how the independent not-for-profit is using the power of a common communications platform to promote charitable sustainable development, relieve poverty, preserve and protect the environment, and promote ethical standards and conduct within the business community.
Additionally, ePS and its user group tapped into the collaborative potential of the large and live event for various meetings and workshops, including the following:
Women’s Networking Lunch
A short panel discussion and interactive workshop explored how to inspire young women to enter the printing industry and how to help set them up for success.
ePS Product Workshop for Print
This practical workshop provided industry press a deeper understanding of how eProductivity Software’s print software solutions enhance print production and drive business success with a focus on commercial print.
ePS State of the Products for Print
An overview of recent and future portfolio updates.
ePS Customer Panel for Print
ePS customers offered insight into their experiences with the eProductivity Software print product portfolio, including how they deploy the technology within their own organizations to drive revenue growth, manage sales and manufacturing costs, and boost productivity.
Understanding that the packaging market has its distinct set of challenges and opportunities, ePS also conducted counterpart events for the packaging segment, including the following:
ePS Product Workshop on Packaging
ePS State of the Products on Packaging
ePS Customer Panel on Packaging
Additionally, an eCommerce workshop, panel, and State of the Products presentation gave the trade press a deeper understanding of products in the eCommerce space.
To demonstrate its support and active interest in ePS, three members of ePS ownership Symphony Technology Group (other than Marc Olin, who also serves as ePS executive chairman) also met with press.
Overall, it was a compelling week of dense information and inspired learning. Check this space often as the NAPCO Media team augments show coverage with deeper dives into individual events at the conference.