May 27, 2016
drupa is the largest printing equipment and supplies manufacturer exhibition in the world. This year’s event will feature over 1,800 exhibitors and a projected 300,000 visitors (40%+ German, 8% Indian, 7% Belgian, 7% French, 6% Dutch, 5% British, and <5% North American), all in the span of 11 days (May 31 – June 10, 2016). Our industry has changed dramatically since The Great Recession, but marketers and business executives continue to watch their pennies and scrutinize every decision while exploring new and different ways to do business in today’s economy. As drupa looms, business owners, decision-makers, and participants alike may question the value of exhibiting at and attending trade events when information is so readily available on personal computers and mobile devices.
Why Exhibit at drupa?
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Jan 27, 2011
End November 2010, Konica Minolta Europe (KM) announced a partnership with Getronics BV to provide break/fix services, contract management and service desk facilities for Konica Minolta clients across EMEA. With this partnership initially rolled out in the Netherlands from 1st Jan 2011, we took a look at how this changes everyday business for KM in NL and the outlook for other European countries.
But first and foremost, who is Getronics and what can they offer KM clients? Getronics with global HQ in the Netherlands claims to be a worldwide leading ICT provider employing 13,000 staff worldwide focused on workspace management services, connectivity, datacenters, and consultancy. Getronics has progressively built up its IT offering with notable steps comprising the take-over of WANG computers in 1999 and an integration into the KPN (Royal Post Netherlands) the main national telecoms provider in the NL in 2007.
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