Heidelberg presents at first online Innovation Week

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Several thousand registrations, printers tuning in from 100 countries, several hundred one-to-one discussions arranged with decision-makers, and around 100,000 hits on videos – that is the upshot of the five-day Innovation Week held by Heidelberg.

Innovation Week: Heidelberg
Innovation Week: Heidelberg

The online event, which Heidelberg claims is unprecedented in the print industry, just finished, and had “Unfold your potential” as its slogan. The week focused on transferring knowledge relating to the urgent issues in the sector.

With product presentations on its latest highlights, innovation talks, and personal discussions via video chat, Heidelberg provided a comprehensive overview of its offerings in the commercial, label, and packaging segments.

Ludwig Allgoewer, head of global sales and marketing at Heidelberg said: “The feedback we have received so far from participants and our partners has been overwhelming. The participants praised the format and the content presented.”

The combination of short, professionally produced videos and innovation talks, with the option of follow-up live chats in which the content presented could be discussed in more detail with around 300 Heidelberg experts from around the world, went down well with the participants," Allgoewer said.

“As a result, Heidelberg was able to register specialist customer contacts on a similar scale to an international trade show. We are confident that the numerous customer discussions will also generate business contracts in the near future.”

At the heart of all the presentations was the optimisation of the entire process in offset and digital printing, all the way through to end-to-end production. This is based on the enhanced Push to Stop technology with all its facets, including automatic optimisation of job sequences and navigated printing, accompanied by user-friendliness for operators thanks to easy-to-understand user interfaces, all of which – combined with integrated intelligence – enables productive operations with fewer staff and skilled personnel.

Heidelberg also provided supplementary information about offerings in the fields of Prinect workflow, consumables, and contract business. This did not focus on presenting individual product functions, but on responding to the most urgent customer requirements in the respective market segments.

“The priority is no longer simply achieving the highest possible printing speed – instead we aim to make the entire process as efficient as possible. Boosting productivity offers the greatest earnings capacity for industrial print shops. Digitisation is key to this – and that is precisely what we demonstrated at Innovation Week,” Heidelberg CEO Rainer Hundsdörfer said.

“The response to our Innovation Week underlines how it is possible to use digital formats to successfully contact customers and get them excited about innovations, even in the middle of a global pandemic.”

All the content and videos from Innovation Week, much of it for download, continues to be available for all registered customers and other interested parties. Registration is also possible after the event.

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