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Integrated Systems Europe to stay in Amsterdam for two more years

Posted on: 18-01-2019

Increased floor space, an additional venue and an expanded conference programme are set to guarantee the most exciting Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) ever. The largest show for AV media and digital signage will again take place at the RAI Amsterdam (5-8 February 2019) and feature more exhibition space and a more extensive conference programme than ever before. Launched in 2004, ISE is the world’s largest tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. ISE 2019 is expected to attract more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 80,000 registered attendees to its Amsterdam RAI location. In response to the growing demand for exhibition space at the RAI Amsterdam ISE [...] Read more

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High quality paper replaces plastic film

Posted on: 02-01-2019

For a more sustainable environment, high quality paper can replace plastic film. Green Neenah Wide Format Media distributed by Sentec International, will offer paper alternatives to vinyl and other non-recyclable print media. That’s of the utmost importance, while current market developments in the printing industry revolve around the growing demand for sustainable alternatives to plastic. This is even more noticeable in the packaging segment. The demand for environmentally friendly print media is driven by several factors: public demand, regulations put in place by governments and the ever increasing cost of disposing and recycling used print media. That is why the use of &ls [...] Read more

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Esko launches expanded Software Platform 18.0.1

Posted on: 19-12-2018

ESKO has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on. “In a fast moving market, we need to ensure our solutions are ahead of the game,” states Geert De Proost, Director Solutions Marketing of Esko. “With that in mind, we are constantly looking to make improvements to all aspects of our software solutions. They may be large or small, but the aim is the same: we want to make sure that our customers receive the utmost in value for their investment in the Esko Software Plat [...] Read more

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Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH

Posted on: 30-11-2018

Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide format digital printer family, the VJ-1627MH.  The ValueJet 1627MH is a 64” (1625 mm) wide hybrid printer featuring a hot air knife media drying system and unique resin-based inks enabling direct printing on both rigid and roll substrates.  Prints are dry when they come off the printer.  The ValueJet 1627MH incorporates a high end piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of producing print resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi, making it suited for top quality output for short viewing distances. The ValueJet 1627MH comes with a brand new CMYK + White resin-based ink set called MP-31.  All inks come in 500 [...] Read more

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The HEXIS Group to launch TAKE HEAT EASY technology

Posted on: 11-11-2018

HEXIS S.A. unveiled at the 2018 SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas the eagerly awaited THE190EVO, a next generation printable premium high performance 50 µm cast PVC film. TAKE HEAT EASY® (THE) new technology The THE190EVO is composed of a new structured liner developed by HEXIS, in which our R&D engineers have integrated a special layer to provide a maximum opacity. “The emboss has been designed in order to lower the initial tack and make the film easy to install even by beginners”, says Christophe BAUDRION, HEXIS R&D Manager. Thibault VEUILLET, Business Development Manager Automotive: “We have also developed for TAKE HEAT EASY® a new solvent-based adhesive which, [...] Read more

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New EFI Reggiani COLORS Printer and TERRA Pigment Ink

Posted on: 26-10-2018

EFI brought its newest innovations in the company’s portfolio for digital textile production to ITMA Asia in Sjanghai. The EFI exhibit at the tradeshow featured an advanced ecosystem of technology including EFI Reggiani COLORS, a digital textile printer offering high-end production in up to 12 colours; the EFI Reggiani TERRA solution featuring new pigment ink with binder for a greener, faster and competitive textile process; EFI Optitex 2D/3D CAD design software; and the EFI Fiery DesignPro software suite for print preparation and production. With these products, designers, brands and manufacturers alike benefit from the ability to speed time to market and deliver stunning, digitall [...] Read more

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Next Pure Digital will take place October 2019 in Eindhoven

Posted on: 15-10-2018

Pure Digital 2019 will take place next year 23-24 October 2019 in Eindhoven representing a move closer to innovation and design for the second edition of ‘The Digital Print Event for the Creative Industry.’ After a period of consultation with leading exhibiting companies and representatives from the creative industry, for 2019, Pure Digital will gain an upgrade in terms of its location and timing as it becomes ever more closely aligned with the creative focus of the market.  Frazer Chesterman enthuses, “We are excited about this development. The vision and mission for this event remains to connect innovative digital printing with décor, design and retail creatives. T [...] Read more

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EFI Appoints Bill Muir as New CEO

Posted on: 06-10-2018

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that its Board of Directors has named William (Bill) D. Muir as its new Chief Executive Officer. Muir was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Jabil, a product solutions company. His appointment is effective October 15, 2018, when he will also join the Board of Directors. Muir succeeds Guy Gecht, who informed the Board he intended to step down as CEO upon the appointment of his successor, as the Company announced on July 30, 2018. Gecht will remain a member of the Board of Directors and will be an advisor to the CEO. "Bill is going to take EFI to t [...] Read more

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Agfa Graphics intends to acquire prepress business of Ipagsa

Posted on: 15-09-2018

Agfa Graphics recently announced that it intends to acquire the prepress business of the privately owned Spanish printing plate supplier Ipagsa Industrial S.L. The transaction excludes the printing plate manufacturing activities in Barcelona, Spain.The printing plate volumes to be acquired will be partly integrated in Agfa's global manufacturing network and partly procured from 3rd party suppliers. It is expected that in 2019, this acquisition will contribute up to 30 million Euro to Agfa Graphic’s top line with a double digit EBITDA. ''This acquisition is another step in our strategy for profitable growth. Next to a significant increase of our prepress top lin [...] Read more

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Esko makes packaging professionals Dream Big

Posted on: 28-08-2018

Seminars planned in five cities across Europe to help Packaging, Sign and Display professionals automate, digitize and connect Brands and suppliers in the packaging, sign and display supply chains face many challenges in today’s fast-paced and highly competitive marketplace. Esko can help: During this series of five seminars attendees will receive a wealth of new ideas and approaches for the future of their businesses. Esko will be conducting a series of five full-day educational seminars for packaging professionals over the next several weeks. Seminars will be held in: - Stuttgart on Tuesday 11/09 - Düsseldorf on Thursday 13/09 - Malmö on Wednesday 02/10 - Paris on [...] Read more

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EFI CEO Informed Board He Intends to Step Down

Posted on: 05-08-2018

EFI a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, recently announced that its longtime CEO, Guy Gecht, has informed the Company's Board of Directors that he intends to step down from his operating role at the Company when his successor is named. The Board retained Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm, to assist in a thorough search process that includes both internal and external candidates. Mr. Gecht will continue to serve as CEO until his replacement is named, and has committed to working closely with the new CEO to ensure a successful transition. Gecht will remain as a member of the Board of Directors following the CEO change.   "Stepping [...] Read more

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Interior decoration with digital printing by Mimaki

Posted on: 19-07-2018

Digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the interior décor business according to Mark Sollman, Application Manager at Mimaki. Not only can these items be produced more rapidly and with less waste than with traditional manufacturing processes, digital printing offers the ability to customize – or even personalize – interior décor. This is a growing demand from retiring Baby Boomers as well as Millennials and Gen-Zers, who want to customize their home environments. Businesses also benefit from the ability to customize their interior décor, and the affordability of changing the décor as needed. Here a five ways to leverage digital printing for a more exciting décor [...] Read more

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New Decor System buys five-metre EFI VUTEk LED Roll-to-Roll Printer

Posted on: 03-07-2018

A recently purchased EFI™ VUTEk® 5r LED roll-to-roll printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) is driving new business opportunities at Italian digital printing company New Decor System. The printer - the Rome-based company's fourth 5-metre inkjet device - will be used to expand New Decor System's range of high-quality large format prints as the company works to grow local and national demand. New Decor System is one of Italy's leading suppliers of digitally printed wide-format signage and graphics, including out-of-home advertising, backlit panels, banners, vehicle wraps and soft signage. The company's CEO, Angelo Modica, has New Decor System in [...] Read more

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PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom: all in one

Posted on: 25-06-2018

It’s the perfect match: exhibitors joining the new trade show alliance formed by PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom can now turbocharge their show participation in Düsseldorf to be twice as effective. As they present their products and services at their own exhibition stands from 8 to 10 January 2019, they can inform about each other and meet, e.g. in the matchmaking lounges of viscom and PromoTex Expo.. Particularly helpful when planning meetings ahead of the event is the free online matchmaking tool, which can be used across trade shows for the first time. Distributors, agencies, promotional products manufacturers, advertising technicians, textiles suppliers, finishers and other e [...] Read more

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Elitron: Production automation and flexibility

Posted on: 11-06-2018

At FESPA 2018 the findings of FESPA Print Census, a three years market research, have been disclosed. More than 1400 digital printing providers took part in this edition of the survey. Digital technologies which in the previous edition looked like a trend to monitor have now surged to become a real deal and somehow are at the core of today’s industry players strategies. Today, in fact, almost half of the total printed output is produced through digital technologies and, at the current growth rate, in less than two years it is going to represent the dominant production technology. The drivers of this shift in production patterns can be identified in the increased demand for produ [...] Read more

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Record International Attendance Fespa

Posted on: 03-06-2018

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 (Messe Berlin, 15 to 18 May) reinforced its standing as the global landmark event for speciality printers, with visitors from a record 142 countries gravitating to the German capital for the four-day show.  Following the 2017 shift to an annual event cycle and the decision to amalgamate the flagship show with its FESPA Digital ‘spin-off’, FESPA 2018 also attracted the largest number of visitors ever for a four-day FESPA show, with 20,442 individual visitors to FESPA and the co-located European Sign Expo 2018. This represents a 22% increase on the number of individual visitors to FESPA Digital 2016 (Amsterdam), FESPA’s last four-day event. [...] Read more

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Strategies and developments at Durst Tech Days 2018

Posted on: 02-06-2018

Durst unveiled the latest technology developments in large format print, service and software at the Durst Tech Days May 18-19. Over two days at the Durst headquarters in Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy, and its other manufacturing site in Lienz, East Tyrol, Austria, guests were told that sales of its new award-winning technology, the P5 platform, are building so fast that delivery times are now up to 10 weeks. Durst reported first results from the successful P5 field-test at Panorama in Spain. Panorama printed around 24,000 sqm in the first month alone and everything is progressing well. For the Durst Tech Days at Brixen the focus was on roll-to-roll printing systems, software and pre [...] Read more

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FESPA Print Census 2018 Headline Findings

Posted on: 21-05-2018

Introduced by Sean Holt, Executive Director, FESPA, Ron Gilbao, Group Director Production Technology, Keypoint Intelligence, presented the Print Census research for an audience of international journalists at FESPA 2018. Optimism was aware under over 1,400 respondents. 83% of the respondents were optimistic for their business. Digital Print is expected to contribute 53% of the total revenue within two years, while 48% of business have invested in training staff in new areas such as colour management. Environmental demands were obvious. 76% say demand for environmentally sustainable products is influencing business strategy. 1 in 3 PSPS has invested in energy efficient or environmental [...] Read more

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Caldera to join the SportsFactory team at FESPA Berlin

Posted on: 07-05-2018

Caldera to join the SportsFactory team at FESPA Berlin Caldera is set to join forces with a raft of leading names in the print industry to create a new production concept for the floor of FESPA 2018, which takes place in Berlin from 15 to 18 May. MS Printing Solutions, JK Group, Monti Antonio and Zund will also be involved in the new initiative. The innovative 250 m2 SportsFactory booth will demonstrate a full production workflow for the creation of customized football jerseys. Visitors to the booth, sponsored by Dover Digital Printing, will be able to experience the entire production process from the initial design of a new shirt through to printing, cutting and sewing to make it [...] Read more

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SDUK: latest exhibitor news of 2018 show

Posted on: 24-04-2018

Today, Sign & Digital UK 2018 (SDUK), the team at Faversham House, will start with the latest exhibitor news, product launches and competitions set to be showcased at this year’s event. Returning to the NEC Birmingham from 24 to 26 April 2018, the industry leading trade show will once again bring a range of innovative technologies and equipment aimed at the visual communications sector. The 2018 show theme, Creativity Brought to Life, will see the event’s legacy of innovation continue; presenting visitors with new interactive features, an enhanced free-to-attend seminar programme and practical live demonstrations showcasing the latest technologies, products and [...] Read more

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Pure Digital starts today in the RAI Amsterdam

Posted on: 17-04-2018

Attending the Pure Digital Conference is free of charge. Conference Programme & Highlights The Pure Digital Conference is designed to inform, inspire and connect delegates with new ideas, designs and possibilities to best exploit the creative opportunity digital printing provides. Featuring experts, leaders and innovators in digital print and design, attending this conference is a must for any designer, creative or digital printer who wants to learn how to create design and print that aligns with new consumer demand for personalisation and new retail demand for experience and inspiration in décor, packaging or commercial print. Conference Stage: Hall 12, Stand 12.771 Read more

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Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Films: New Awa Market Study

Posted on: 14-04-2018

Pressure-sensitive films for the broad spectrum of graphic applications are the subject of a new edition of the established global market report from AWA Alexander Watson Associates:  AWA Global Pressure-sensitive Graphic Films Market Study 2018. This is a major and diversified marketplace, representing  a volume of 2575 million sqm of material volumes in 2017, and AWA forecasts that it will continue to grow at 6.2% per annum in the medium term. Markets and material choices Most usage of pressure-sensitive graphic films continues to be in indoor advertising, promotion,  and branding;  and in terms of choice of material, the preferred film substrate is still monomeric calendered vi [...] Read more

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Fespa Reveals Winners Printeriors 2018 Design Competition

Posted on: 29-03-2018

FESPA is pleased to announce the three winners of its Printeriors 2018 design competition. The winning designs will feature in this year’s Printeriors Airport Lounge of the Future, at FESPA Global Print Expo, which takes place from 15 to 18 May 2018 at Messe Berlin. The winners are: Linn Warme (Sweden) Freya Richmond (UK) Anne Krogh Tolstrup (Denmark) The winners were decided by competition judges: Christian Duyckaerts, FESPA President and owner of Retail Communicators; Christophe Aussenac, FESPA Vice President and director ATC Groupe; and Debbie McKeegan, textile ambassador for FESPA. The brief was to design a pattern to be realised in every elemen [...] Read more

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Eight Reasons Why ADF-PCD Shanghai 2018

Posted on: 16-03-2018

The organisers of ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018, which opens its doors on 28 & 29 March, at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing have unveiled eight reasons why beauty brands and packaging companies show be at the show. 1. ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018 is China’s only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging community. With predictions that the Chinese market will be the largest for personal care and cosmetics products globally within the next ten years, there has never been a better time for a dedicated trade event in China. By sharing best practices from leading global brands, the show will help beauty brands unlock the full po [...] Read more

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BG Reklam recently added Zund G3 XL-3200 cutting system

Posted on: 10-03-2018

Located in Belgrade (Serbia), BG Reklam GmbH, is widely recognized as the go-to provider for high-quality, permanent POP/POS products. The company, which was founded in 2001, now has more than 170 employees and subsidiaries in Vienna and London. BG Reklam considers flexibility to be a key component of the company's success. By handling its entire value chain in house, BG Reklam can respond to demands in the shortest possible amount of time. In an effort to further expand the company's production capacity, BG Reklam recently added a high-performance Zünd G3 XL-3200 cutting system. The configuration included the powerful RM-L 3.6kW router module combined with the fully automated rou [...] Read more

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Retail expert Mary Portas as guest speaker at SDUK

Posted on: 20-02-2018

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) today announces that one of Britain’s biggest names in retail, Mary Portas, will be headlining at the sign and display show taking place on 24 to 26 April, at the NEC in Birmingham. In keeping with SDUK’s theme for 2018 - Creativity Brought to Life - Mary Portas will deliver an inspiring keynote followed by a Q&A session during the show’s opening day. Crowned “Mary Queen of Shops” by the UK media, retail and brand expert Mary Portas has long been a champion for SMEs. The celebrity guest speaker will use the Q&A session to share her expertise and industry knowledge with the show’s visitors. Mary Portas will also ta [...] Read more

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Roosegaarde tells TIDE conference: creativity is our capital

Posted on: 06-02-2018

Think creatively, think critically and don’t discount technology that already exists to improve the way we live – that’s the message from Daan Roosegaarde who delivered the opening keynote speech at AVIXA’s TIDE conference yesterday. The innovator, designer and inventor argued that creating great design in the future is not about thinking of ways to generate money or save time but is about looking at ways that design and technology can improve life. Through Studio Roosegaarde, the Dutch artist and innovator has worked on several projects, often using ‘older’ technologies such as LED lighting and retro reflective material to get people to think about [...] Read more

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ISE 2018 presents largest ever conference programme

Posted on: 05-02-2018

Integrated Systems Europe - ISE - 2018 will provide attendees with its largest ever conference programme in the show’s 15 year history. The conferences have been organised and curated by the ISE conference team, media partners and trade associations. Nine events represent part of ISE’s comprehensive professional development programme which also includes a wide range of training and educational offerings from ISE co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA. ISE 2018 conference programme • TIDE in Amsterdam: Monday 5 February The TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience) conference, produced by AVIXA, takes place at the Okura Hotel, and explores the creative forces shaping [...] Read more

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Caldera launches CalderaDesk

Posted on: 28-01-2018

RIP software specialists Caldera announces the launch of CalderaDesk, a new customer support portal and online documentation center. The new portal will give Caldera customers and partners access to a wide range of tools, including tutorial videos and information about Caldera training, an interactive community forum and a library of Caldera support documentation. Login credentials will be provided to accredited users upon application. With CalderaDesk, the company continues to lead the way in innovating and developing new tools to enable their customers to be more productive. The portal has been designed to give Caldera software users all the resources they need for getting the most [...] Read more

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World Masters of Projection Mapping ISE at EYE

Posted on: 23-01-2018

The World Masters of Projection Mapping screenings are now underway in the centre of Amsterdam and can be viewed each day leading up to and during ISE 2018. The World Masters of Projection Mapping sees five leading international video artists participating in a three-week display of 3D video projection onto the EYE Filmmuseum façade and onto a water screen during its final week. The event is a joint venture initiative from Amsterdam Light Festival, Integrated Systems Events and RAI Amsterdam. World Masters of Projection Mapping climaxes on 8 February when judging takes place on site. This is followed by an Awards Showcase to be held at the RAI Amsterdam on 9 February, the last day [...] Read more

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EFI Reggiani shows Industrial Print Possibilities at Heimtextil

Posted on: 11-01-2018

The EFI Reggiani exhibit at Heimtextil features a home environment with numerous direct and transfer-printed applications that highlight EFI Reggiani technology's high quality and sustainable print processes. "Our Heimtextil display shows attendees how EFI Reggiani printing technologies successfully address a broad section of the consumer home textile market," said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. "With our leading-edge portfolio, textile companies will see how they can efficiently meet nearly any type of product design need. We are a market leader in home textile, particularly in Europe and other geographies where the home textile market is more develop [...] Read more

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A Happy New Year for Everybody

Posted on: 07-01-2018

Start off on the right foot in 2018. We have got many great New Years Wishes - thanks to everybody!- and did pick one of them - Caldera's - for a general message regarding all the big news that will hit our profession in 2018!  If you like to experience Caldera's thoughts about the New Year, please follow the link to their YouTube message for 2018: https://youtu.be/iFgzUm3U-eA There are all the ingredients for a great year with Caldera and generally, your own business! Start off on the right foot in 2018!: Aim for new Targets. Reach new Goals. Manage Successful Projects. Find Time for Yourself. Assist with the Best Services. Be more Organized. G [...] Read more

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Mimaki brings promotional product factory to PSI 2018

Posted on: 21-12-2017

Mimaki announced that it will be exhibiting at PSI 2018, the leading European trade show for the promotional product industry, and brings a mini promotional product factory to this exhibition. The event is scheduled for 9 to 11 January 2018 at Messe Düsseldorf. Mimaki will be located in Hall 12, Stand B17. Flexibility, affordability and profitability are key attributes Mimaki will demonstrate using high quality digital printing technologies On display will be one of the industry’s broadest arrays of solutions for digitally printing on promotional items, as well as examples of 3D printed promotional items, making this innovative stand a must-see at the show. The stand will be c [...] Read more

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Integrated Systems Europe: compelling range of conferences and events

Posted on: 06-12-2017

Integrated Systems Europe 2018 will see the premier of a range of new show initiatives designed to make the fifteenth edition of the world’s largest AV and systems integration show the most compelling so far.  The move has come as the show organisers Integrated Systems Events and its association co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA, focus on adding ever more value to the ISE experience. Some of the ISE 2018 debuts include: Launching on the day before ISE 2018 opens its doors, the TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) conference, produced by AVIXA, is a one day event, which will take place at the Okura Hotel, a few minutes walk from the RAI Amsterdam. TIDE will explore [...] Read more

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