Heidelberg launches “Innovation Week”

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Heidelberg's Innovation Week from 19 to 23 October will try to create the intensity of knowledge exchange for improving the productivity of its customers

Heidelberg is launching a global customer campaign this fall. Worth knowing, digital, personal – with the ‘Innovation Week’ from 19 to 23 October 2020, the company is holding a digital event with product presentations of its current highlights, innovation talks, and one-on-one conversations via video chat. Under the motto, “Unfold your potential,” Heidelberg will showcase the potential offered by the digitization of processes for the commercial, label, and packaging printing segments. The aim is to increase the productivity and competitiveness of print shops. The company will present answers to the challenges in the print media industry and how to make the industry fit for the future: with innovative technologies, new business models, and end-to-end solutions to boost performance.

Heidelberg wants to inform its customers of the latest developments quickly, flexibly, and continuously, and to provide support for investment decisions also in times of Covid-19 through digital formats with presentations on products and innovations.

Going deeper in one-on-one conversations with sales staff in more than 35 countries, 30 languages, and 15 time zones

In all the online presentations, customers will be able to ask the experts any questions they might have. Another special highlight is the one-on-one conversations with the local Heidelberg sales staff – in more than 35 countries, 30 languages, and 15 time zones – that can be booked now.

“We see ourselves as our customers’ partner, and want to show the benefits offered by our new products and innovations,” explains Ludwig Allgoewer, head of Global Sales and Marketing at Heidelberg. “We give our customers and interested participants the opportunity to benefit from our experts’ knowledge by clarifying questions easily and directly with their Heidelberg contact in a video chat.” These one-on-one sessions will be supported by staff from the global product management network – similar to what would happen at a trade fair.

New brand experience across all channels offers expertise from the technological leader

Everything in the five-day online event is focused on sharing knowledge about the pressing issues in the industry. How can commercial printing companies reduce complexity and at the same time increase efficiency and productivity? This and other topics are covered in the first two days on the commercial segment. On the third day the participants will, for example, learn how to produce highly finished labels economically, and at a high standard. The contribution made by consumables and digital services to stable packaging production is one of the presentations during the final two days, which are dedicated to packaging where, Heidelberg focuses on folding carton production.

The presentations will be held in German and English, and will be offered with subtitles in six other languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Easy and free of charge registration

Anyone interested can register simply and free of charge now using the link “heidelberg.com/innovationweek”, and set up their own agenda, whether product presentations or innovation talks. One registration offers access to everything. All online presentations will be available as recordings after the Innovation Week.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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