Mississauga, ONTARIO, Canada – April 6, 2017 – PROKOM, the independent community of Konica Minolta production printing users, has today announced the launch into Canada, following successful starts in Europe and north America.
As part of ongoing commitment and support to the print industry, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) will sponsor the foundation of this member-led community.
Companies across Canada are being invited to join PROKOM, the community of Konica Minolta production print and industrial print users, 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 cross-pollinate with others in the industry.
PROKOM provides opportunities for members to connect, learn and grow through 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 long-lasting relationships. The company’s hope is that it will result in the development of cutting-edge industry relevant solutions.
“The power of a community is that it enables individuals to connect, share experiences and learn,” said Andy Barber, chairman and managing director (Digital) UK Mail Ltd. “There is 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 will be running.”
First up will be PROKOM’S inaugural global conference, “Power of PROKOM”, in Vienna, Austria, from 10-12 May, 2017. It is being sponsored by Konica Minolta and, says Andy Barber, will be “packed with industry-leading keynote speakers”.
“We are 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, Konica Minolta. “PROKOM elevates the Konica Minolta community by enabling its users to build growth strategies and maximize business opportunities.”
PROKOM is an independent user group community that has been founded and launched by Konica Minolta in February 2014. Members are being invited to join this production printing community of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS users. PROKOM members will have the opportunity to actively engage with Konica Minolta about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta’s IT services division IT Weapons offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaCA.
Rebekah Fougere, Director, Marketing & Sales Support
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.