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Static Control reports on Madrid seminar

July 15, 2015

Lexmark's Andrew Gardner speaks to delegates at the event in Madrid

Lexmark’s Andrew Gardner speaks to delegates at the event in Madrid

The largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components shared its view of the event in Spain in June, which The Recycler also attended.

The event, as reported by The Recycler here and in issue 273, took place at the Tryp Atocha Hotel in Madrid, Spain on 26 June, with Static Control describing the event as consisting of “seven presentations and two technical demonstrations provided by Static Control representatives”, alongside guest speakers from HP, Lexmark and ETIRA.

HP’s Catalina Niscoveanu presented a talk titled Respect for Intellectual Property, and commented on the event: “It was a nice experience to share this presentation at the seminar and also to talk with the remanufacturers about legal issues and the market situation; I consider that this is the way to publicise the OEMs’ opinion with aftermarket customers.”

Andrew Gardner, Lexmark’s Worldwide Brand Protection Manager, discussed counterfeit cartridges and the issues they pose, adding: “It was good to have an opportunity to speak with the audience about important topics such as intellectual property rights, legal issues and sustainability.”

ETIRA Secretary General Vincent van Dijk also spoke at the event on the association’s “fight for fair competition, lobbying for eco-friendly cartridge design, the legal support it offers and its battle against patent-infringing new-builds”. He stated of the seminar: “It was good to spend time with the Spanish remanufacturers and to share the work that ETIRA is doing and the recent actions in which we are involved.”

Of the delegates attending, Sellcom Solutions’ Ana Valejo Mateo “found many benefits in the information provided”, commenting: “It’s important to participate in these kinds of seminars. There are always things to learn, and you can listen to other points of view and refresh the basic concepts of the business. It was useful for us.”

Finally, Reciclado de Inyectores’ Alberto Manso, said: “I’m glad to come and talk with the OEM representatives and ETIRA members and listen to what they had to say about the market; also to see the new product lines and all the information that Static Control had to share with us. It was a very interesting seminar!”

The company’s next seminar will be held on 4 September  in Vilnius, Lithuania, and The Recycler reported on the free seminars hosted by Static Control last year, including events in Croatia and Serbia, Italy, Latvia, France, Romania, Poland and Greece. The original programme was announced in March last year, and was expanded in September. The seminars are free of charge to Static Control customers, and “phase two” of the seminars commences in September, with details of further seminars available on the company’s event’s page at http://www.scc-inc.com/aboutus/events.aspx.

The first event of 2015 took place in Albania in February, before events in Greece, Germany and Georgia, Paris and Minsk. The Recycler also attended a seminar in Budapest, Hungary, which you can read about in issue 271.

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