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Dscoop embraces Seoul kind of feeling

Thursday, 22 March 2018
By Jake Nelson

Registration is now open for Dscoop’s 2018 Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) conference to be held in Seoul, South Korea, which will – in a first for a Dscoop Asia show – include site visits as part of the program, so attendees can get a first-hand look at the operations of innovative local printers.

Kelvin Gage, Dscoop.

The first Dscoop Asia conference since Singapore‘s ‘best-ever‘ outing in November 2016, the Korea show will bear the theme Unleashing Print. It continues a great year for the HP users’ group, which has already hosted events in Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines. “We’ve seen a real growth in the desire for in-country events in Asia, and therefore the number of Dscoop events throughout the region. It’s a very exciting period for us at the moment,” said Kelvin Gage, chairman, Dscoop APJ.

For the first time ever at a Dscoop Asia conference, the schedule includes site visits to local printing companies such as Interpro, Betterway Systems, and Taesung – one of the major reasons why Dscoop picked South Korea for this year’s conference. “From a print point of view it’s a very progressive country, and we were drawn to it because we were being asked by lots of print service providers in Asia about the success of companies in Korea and how we could learn from them,” explained Gage.

The entire global board of Dscoop will be at the conference, highlighting Asia’s importance to Dscoop and HP. There’ll also be plenty for Australians at the event, with CMYKhub presenting a session, and attendees to include suppliers such as Ball and Doggett. “Historically Australian printers have favoured the US conferences over Asia, but already there’s been a lot of interest this far out,” said Gage. “Korea hits everyone’s radar for a lot of reasons, and people are looking to discover more about print there.

“It’s going to be a different conference than any Dscoop you’ve attended before,” he promised.

Dscoop Asia 2018 will run from May 14 to May 18. Registration is open now at the conference’s website.

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