At every EFI Connect event, there’s a so-called fireside chat, which is a keynote speech in a sort of relaxed surrounding. The EFI Connect 2017 will have Chairman, President and CEO of Sussex, Wisconsin, Joel Quadracci as their guest. Mr. Quadracci is the second generation to lead the company that is now a player in the international printing market with subsidiaries in Europe and the Americas.
Unique about Quad Graphics is that it delivers printing, digital and logistics services in every market, including magazine, newspaper, in-store marketing, packaging, etc. Coupling print with multimedia communications, Quad/Graphics, which recorded $4.678 billion in annual/revenues last year, is North America’s largest long-run printing company and has a long history of innovation in the retail, publishing, insurance, financial and healthcare industries, among others.
EFI CEO Guy Gecht will review Quadracci’s outlook on the future of media communications, the rising importance of cross-media technologies, and Quad/Graphics’ targeted growth initiatives in signage and packaging.
“Efficiency and effectiveness are central to Quad/Graphics’ strategy in driving cost-effective, relevant, and targeted print and multimedia offerings,” said mr. Quadracci. “EFI, which provides technologies that Quad/Graphics uses across our facilities, is part of that strategy, as is EFI Connect — a conference that Quad/Graphics employees have attended from the beginning to sharpen their essential skills developing leading-edge, integrated production workflows.”
The EFI Connect users’ group conference also will have a solutions center featuring new EFI technologies and exhibits from EFI partners, including: Canon; KDX America; Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.; The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation; Progress Software Corp.; Ricoh Americas Corp.; and Zünd.