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Collaboration is the future of re-launched Dscoop

Monday, 27 October 2014
By Patrick Howard

HP users group draws over 100 Indigo and wide-format users to breakfast meetings in Sydney and Melbourne as a new committee ignites the organisation with an orientation towards the future.

A re-invigorated Dscoop held inaugural meetings this week inviting users of HP technology to become part of the global users community. The meeting were addressed by Craig Rispin, a futurist who presented some challenging trends for the printing industry.

Fired by the enthusiasm of the new organising committee – Keith Ferrell, Cactus Imaging, Kelvin Gage, Dominion Print and Shadi Taleb, Intelligent Media – the events are a welcome return of one of the most significant user group in the industry. The good roll-up for the early morning breakfasts in both cities reflects the demand for an active digital printing users’ group.

In Sydney, Kelvin Gage compared the initiative to the way the printing industry used to work, where nominal competitors can meet together in a spirit of good will to share experiences and technical knowledge. He said it’s not about trying to steal another’s customers or staff but to recognise that everyone faces the same challenges and opportunities.

Amid the cheery recruiting came the news that as of next February there will be a $299 membership fee to the global body. This represents a three-month reprieve for the local organisation as the impost comes into effect in November in other regions.

Attendees were reminded of Dscoop’s three objectives to help better manage their businesses, increase their profits and optimise production. Access to the fast-growing Dscoop University is only part of the membership benefits.

The next local event for Dscoop is a half-day seminar ahead of PrintEx in Sydney next year. However, members are encouraged to attend the USA Dscoop event in Washington in US with Currie Group, the HP Indigo agent, donating a $700 entry fee for every company.


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A good roll up in Sydney for the relaunch of Dscoop.






One Response to “Collaboration is the future of re-launched Dscoop”

  1. October 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm,

    John Rogers

    Congratulations Keith, Kelvin and Shadi for furthering the orgs message.
    By all accounts a great event.

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