CHICAGO – Print service provider executives from all over the world gathered at the 2014 Dscoop EMEA event: Grandmasters Summit 25-27 June at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. The event was a resounding success with attendees from more than 21 different countries.
The conference featured 5 educational workshops led by industry experts across 5 topic areas: leadership, growth strategies, marketing and sales, service design and employee engagement and retention. Attendees seized the opportunity to explore these topics with their peers and exchanged best practices to strengthen their business strategy and drive results. All education sessions were co-developed by Dscoop University, the new learning portal available exclusively to members that was unveiled earlier this year at Dscoop9 in Orlando, Florida.
“Grandmasters Summit was different than what attendees experienced at Print Grand Prix in Rome last year,” said Peter Van Teeseling, Dscoop EMEA Director. “This more intimate event was focused on interactive activities, discussions and learnings that our members could take away and immediately apply to their own businesses. We have already gotten a lot of positive feedback that the small group half-day workshops helped to address real-world challenges in our industry.”
“We knew that with the Rome event just happening last November, we would need to change the overall format of the event to create a new and unique experience for attendees,” said Cees Schouten, Grandmasters Summit Chairman. “With networking being a core value of Dscoop events, we wanted our attendees to feel connected whether through the round-table discussions, workshop groups or during breaks. The intimate collaborative format of this event supported that.”
On Wednesday, 25 June, HP hosted Opening Move which was a half day of activities including a local PSP site visit or a label and packaging session. Attendees were given a choice during registration which one they wanted to attend.
Additional highlights from Grandmasters Summit included:
More details on next year’s Dscoop EMEA event will be available in the coming months. For more information about Dscoop EMEA, please visit Dscoop.org/EMEA.