January 31, 2016
The second day of the REMCON seminars hosted talks on firmware, brand-building, the circular economy and more.
After the first day’s programme, REMCON continued today with a repeat of Static Control’s technical seminar, hosted by Technical Manager Tom Claessens, where he discussed the HP Inc M252/277 and M552/553 toner cartridges, and what has changed with them compared to their predecessor cartridges. Next came a look at why digital marketing is a big opportunity for remanufacturers, hosted by Uninet Europe’s Zoltan Matyas, in which Matyas covered how the industry can benefit from digital marketing’s advantages, and gave a wide-ranging explanation of the breadth of digital marketing in all its forms.
ETIRA Secretary General Vincent van Dijk presented a talk on the EU’s circular economy initiative, and how it is relevant to the industry, where he addressed the new policy’s possible benefits for the remanufacturing sector as well as the important policies and points. Next, Actionable Intelligence’s Charlie Brewer gave an in-depth look at the third-party supplies industry in China, reviewing the leading companies and trends, before Apex Microelectronic’s Ben Wu discussed reasons why the aftermarket cannot ignore printer firmware upgrades, focusing on the importance of printer firmware and Apex’ app that notifies users that a firmware update has been released by the OEMs.
Clover Imaging’s Mark Dawson focused on how to build a brand in the aftermarket, analysing how to best brand your business and what not to do, followed by Delacamp’s Volker Kappius, whose talk looked at the split he has identified between the green, environmental, quality-focused companies across the industry and the new-build manufacturers, with a host of statistics and figures given to show the divide.
David Hymers of Totalpost studied the inkjet franking business next, including the company’s growth in refilling and how companies can get into refilling services, before Static Control’s Simon Grimes questioned whether the aftermarket can still grow in times of change, focusing on the industry’s evolution and how companies can stay competitive despite transitions, including the merger of Static Control and Apex Microelectronics.
The third day of the REMCON seminar programme starts at 10am with the early bird session, previewing the day ahead alongside an open-topic discussion, before EBP’s Aleem Hosein and Amy Horn present the ‘Launch of the Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer: bringing 3D printing to everyone’s daily life’. The talk will discuss the remanufacturer’s diversification into the new market, and a demonstration of the 3D printer, and begins at 10.15am.
Next, InfoTrends’ Andrew Carroll presents ‘Europe today’ at 11am, where he will give an analyst’s overview of the European remanufacturing markets as well as trends and opportunities, before Peter Mayhew’s ‘System integration and BPO: threat or opportunity?’ talk is repeated at 11.45am. Actionable Intelligence’s Charlie Brewer speaks next, at 12.30pm, presenting ‘What opportunities does 3D print offer the hardcopy industry?’, investigating different technologies and vertical markets.
At 1.15pm, Apex Microelectronic’s Ben Wu will repeat his talk on printer firmware, ‘The reasons why the aftermarket cannot ignore firmware upgrades on printers’, before The Recycler’s David Connett speaks at 2pm on ‘New-built product – an OEM problem?’, taking into account the challenges remanufacturers face from the market. Then, at 2.45pm, ETIRA’s Vincent van Dijk will again give his presentation on the ‘EU circular economy initiative: relevance to the cartridge reman industry’.
The penultimate talk of the third day will see Totalpost’s David Hymers give the second of his seminars on ‘The ink business’, beginning at 3.30pm, before IP lawyer Helen Duan concludes Monday’s programme with ‘Global trends in patent enforcement’ at 4.15pm. This talk will see Duan walk delegates through recent trends in enforcement across the imaging and remanufacturing industries.
To read our daily summary from Remanexpo@Paperworld, click here, and to see who won The Recycler Awards, click here. For all the latest information and news, visit www.therecycler.com, and for an exhibitor list, the full seminar programme and speaker profiles, visit www.therecyclerlive.com.