Smithers to present digital print forecast at the Global Wallcoverings Association’s Congress

Smithers to present digital print forecast at the Global Wallcoverings Association’s Congress

Smithers has announced that one of their print experts will be presenting at the Global Wallcoverings Association’s (IGI) Annual Congress on 31 May to 3 June 2019.

Delegates of IGI’s Annual Congress, held this year in Budapest, are CEOs, owners and managing directors of wallcoverings manufacturing companies, as well as suppliers to the industry. The aim of the event is to provide business leaders with the framework to exchange ideas and network during four days of business and social functions. Key industry leaders come from all over the world including: Europe, Russia, China, Korea and the US.

Paul Ewing, Smithers Associate Print Consultant, will be sharing key insights and trends into the current and future of the global wallcoverings industry. With exclusive market data from the recent Smithers multi-client research study, The Future of Digital Printing for Wallpaper and Decor to 2023. Paul’s presentation covers the outlook for digital printing in wallpaper and decor applications, including:

  • Digital printing market forecasts to 2023
  • Underlying drivers in the market, including demand and technology factors
  • Key factors differentiating wallpaper and decor applications from other digital print applications - including technology, regulatory and other factors
  • End market trends and recent developments.

Paul Ewing is an Associate Consultant and author for Smithers. He has 15 years of inkjet industry experience at VP and director level with leading companies involved in inkjet, such as Fujifilm, Avecia and Zeneca. His leadership roles include heading strategy development across inkjet businesses; leading business development teams; and running large cross-functional, multi-site R&D departments.  He has led the development of many inks, colourants and other materials that have gone into flagship inkjet OEM printers in diverse print markets including home, office, graphics, and industrial applications.

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