thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers, announced a record number of attendees across the world at the 6th annual thINK Ahead conference.
“I want to congratulate the thINK Board on creating a one-of-a-kind experience for Canon Solution America inkjet customers and partners. We will all remember today for a variety of reasons but most of all for the reminder that we all need to stay connected,” said Francis A. McMahon, executive VP, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America.
The thINK Virtual event enabled attendees to connect and engage in almost 50 educational breakout sessions and participate in live Q&A, as well as have discussions with partners in the Partner Pavilion and 1:1 discussions with Canon Solutions America Executives, thINK Board members, industry experts and other event attendees using chat and video features.
Deep-dive sessions spanned topics from transitioning to inkjet, inkjet applications and print industry learning to best practice COVID-19 business recovery and marketing and selling inkjet.
Attendees witnessed the unveiling of the new Canon Solutions America Customer Innovation Center, equipped with advanced inkjet technology and new products from Canon including the varioPRINT-ix 3200.
The event included keynote speaker Alex Honnold, a professional rock climber.
“There is no doubt that the thINK Ahead Live Virtual Event was a complete success. This community rallied in the face of many challenges and devised a unique way to come together for the sixth annual thINK Ahead conference. I think that speaks to the value we all have for the community we built together," said Bob Radzis, thINK president and chief customer officer, SG360°. "Yet we are all acutely aware that, with all of its advantages of being able to reach more attendees across the world, no virtual event will ever take the place of being together in-person. Over the past six years, deep friendships have developed, and I believe that is due to physically being together, learning, sharing and growing together. When you do that, you just can’t help but engage at a deeper level.”