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The largest software user conference in the print and packaging industries, Connect, produced by eProductivity Software (ePS), has a new format for this year.

New venue for Connect: The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas
New venue for Connect: The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

It also has a new date, running next month rather than its traditional January slot, and a new venue, although it remains in Las Vegas. 

Connect 2024 will run from 19-22 August at the Venetian Resort, located on the main Las Vegas strip. Tickets are US$2499 for an all-inclusive package including accommodation, or US$1999 only for the conference. Click here to register.

eProductivity Software was formerly EFI’s software division, it was spun out of the company two and half years ago. It is the biggest software developer in print and packaging. It now has 5,000 printers as customers around the world, working in everything from commercial print to packaging display graphics, corrugated, labels and packaging, and publications, with many of them in Australia and New Zealand.

The Connect event sees printers of all kinds, and packaging and labels operation come together for four days of teaching, keynotes, insights and networking.

Sessions cover all the ePS solutions including Pace MidMarket Print, MarketDirect W2P, Technique Publication, Monarch Enterprise Print, Tharstern, PrintSmith Vision for quick printers, Radius ERP Packaging, and Escada Corrugated.

Gabriel (Gaby) Matsliach, CEO of ePS Packaging and Dan Vertachnik, CEO of Print ePS jointly commented, “We look forward to an exciting Connect, with a new venue, broader format, and enriching market-leading content and learnings from ePS and other industry-leading providers. Our goal is to continue to evolve Connect so that it meets and exceeds user expectations and provides a venue where industry leaders, businesses, and users can all come together to benefit print and packaging.” 

ePS: New format for Connect 2024
ePS: New format for Connect 2024

Event sponsors at Connect will be discussing integration with ePS on their booths, they include hardware developers HP, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, and EFI, and leading software and technology providers including ECO3 (Apogee), Esko, and ISCorp.

Fernando Alperowich, HP general manager Industrial Print Americas, said “The tight integration between HP Indigo digital presses and ePS Pace and ePS Radius are primary examples of HP’s intelligent automation strategy, eliminating touchpoints and increasing production efficiency for our joint customers worldwide. We look forward to attending Connect 2024, and meeting with customers from the print and packaging industries,” 

This year, in addition to the learning tracks for print and packaging users, Connect 2024 is offering an exclusive two-and-a-half-day track with chief architect Dennis Kremer where users will gain advanced hands-on training sessions on ePS enabling technologies designed to help printers streamline their broader ecosystem, and boost the value of their current investments. This training session for print and packaging IT professionals will cover technologies already embedded in ePS solutions, for example, the ePS Productivity Workbenc, and newer technologies, such as ePS Automator.

Connect 2024 will also host a Women’s Networking Lunch (WNL), building upon the success of last year’s inaugural event. The aim of the WNL is to bring together women within the industry to share inspiration and ideas on how we can continue to attract and retain female talent. This year’s panel includes Jules Van Sant, executive director of Two Sides North America, vice chair of Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation, chair of Cal Poly Graphic Communication, and partner at Bubble & Hatch, and Lindsey Pearson, managing director of Whitmar Publications.

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