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PI CONNECT 2020 adds Don Franz, Don Carli to top speaker lineup

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the new executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has announced leading international photo/imaging researcher, Don Franz, will present, “The International World of Photo Imaging”, on Saturday, March 21,  at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin Texas.

Don Franz

In this presentation, Franz will explore how social media and the internet have driven photo/imaging sharing and output around the world, both for consumers and professionals. He will also consider the reviving interest in film photography by both consumers and professionals. The former distinction between graphic arts and photography production facilities for output has blurred, and he will look at the impact of this evolution on the traditional photofinishing industry.

Franz has studied the photo/imaging world for more than 40 years. In addition to the monthly Photo Imaging News newsletter, he conducts market research around the world and participates in international photo conferences.

The evening program, the Future Imaging Symposium, will feature Don Carli, president and co-founder, Nima Hunter Inc., speaking about “New standards for color and appearance management: Why you should care and what you need to know.”

Don Carli

There is far more to appearance than color, there is far more to color than RGB and CMYK, and there is far more to print than 2D. This session will explain what you need to know about iccMAX (ISO 20677) and related new standards for color and appearance management. Carli will present information on brands leading development of solutions to address growing high-value markets by making it possible to capture, to model, to display, and to print expanded gamut color as well as metallic, pearlescent, iridescent, gonio-chromatic, fluorescent, gloss, sparkle, surface texture, and other appearance effects for 3D e-commerce and AR/VR/XR, as well as for 2D, 2.5D, and 3D print applications.

Carli co-founded Nima Hunter Inc., a market insight consultancy founded in 1986 that conducts research in support of branding, positioning, product development, product marketing, competitive intelligence, market forecasting, business strategy and sales process improvement.

Franz and Carli join Alan Bullock, associate director, Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, who will present the educational program, “A Snapshot of the US Photo Printing & Imaging Market”; the session is sponsored by Mediaclip.

Additions to the program will be announced soon.

Pro Imaging CONNECT kicks off with two days of executive-level education, while Pro Imaging Golf follows with two days of networking and the famous scramble golf tournament. Attendees can choose to attend just the Pro Imaging CONNECT educational event, March 21-22; just the Pro Imaging Golf event, March 23-24; or both events.

Pro Imaging CONNECT registration is currently underway, with conference-only registration of $199. Until March 10, a nightly room at Horseshoe Bay Resort is $267.74 per night includes conference registration. To attend both events, the registration package for Pro Imaging CONNECT, Pro Imaging Golf, nightly room, plus one round of golf per day at Horseshoe Bay Resort is $355.74 per night. There is a hard cut-off of March 10 for registration.

For more information, visit www.proimagingconnect.com

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