Prokom backed by Konica Minolta launches in Canada

Prokom, the independent community of Konica Minolta production printing users, has launched in Canada following successful starts in Europe and North America. As part of its ongoing commitment and support for the printing industry, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) will sponsor this member-led community. Companies across Canada are being invited to join Prokom to share ideas through joint discussions, develop and grow efficient digital communication services, as well as become a platform for members to express their own voice and connect with others in the printing industry. Prokom also provides opportunities for members to learn and grow through various networking events. They can actively engage with Konica Minolta’s senior management about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services – while building profitable and long-lasting business relationships. Konica Minolta’s hope is that it will result in the development of cutting-edge, industry-relevant solutions.

Andy Barber.
Andy Barber.

“The power of a community is that it enables individuals to connect, share experiences and learn,” said Andy Barber, Chairman and Managing Director (Digital) at UK Mail Ltd. “There’s one common objective: to grow their businesses and to keep print firmly as a medium where members understand its potential in a multi-channel world. Prokom allows us to do all that – and more. Now, with our colleagues from Canada joining, we have an even bigger voice as we continue to grow the community across the globe. We look forward to users from Canada also sharing benefits from membership – and from the important events we’ll be running.”

Chris Dewart.
Chris Dewart.

First up will be Prokom’s inaugural global conference – Power of Prokom – in Vienna, Austria May 10-12, 2017. It’s being sponsored by Konica Minolta and, Barber adds, will be packed with industry-leading keynote speakers. “We’re committed to supporting a platform where print professionals have the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders, access support tools and ultimately grow their client base,” said Chris Dewart, President and CEO of Konica Minolta. “Prokom elevates the Konica Minolta community by enabling its users to build growth strategies and maximize business opportunities.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.