Tenth annual Dscoop conference is the largest to date

Final attendance numbers exceeded 2,200 which makes it the biggest Dscoop event held to-date.

DscoopX, held March 5-7 in Washington, D.C., the largest event in the organization’s ten-year history

“The participation of Dscoop members in DscoopX, even in unique circumstances, shows how committed this community is,” said John Rogers, Dscoop Global Executive Director. “Walking in the opening general session Thursday, and seeing a packed room filled with people excited to kick off the conference….”

DscoopX also played host to Dion Weisler, the newly appointment CEO of HP Inc. Dion spoke at Friday’s General Session and met with Dscoop leadership during his visit.

DscoopX also brought together 116 Partners in a combined 45,000 square foot Solutions Showcase. Companies representing packaging, finishing, direct mail, trans-promo, commercial, media substrates, photo specialty and more sectors combined to make it the largest Solutions Showcase in the organization’s history.

“DscoopX is just one event which highlights where the future of the industry is headed,” said Gary Peeling, Dscoop Global Board Chairman and Managing Director of Precision Printing Co. Ltd. “It’s not enough to just focus on the print side anymore. Growth and success requires embracing a new generation of professionals who are armed with the marketing and sales expertise to support your mission. It’s a shift that we will continue to see over the next few years, and one the Dscoop community is excited about.”

Dscoop and HP announced new initiatives throughout the week.

  • Dscoop University introduced changes to the online learning platform
  • Dscoop introduced the DscoopX Packaging Renaissance, which included a segment for Dscoop members and representatives from global and national brands to connect on trends, insights and advancements in label and packaging. As a part of the Packaging Renaissance, attendees could attend nine individual educational sessions focused specifically on that sector.
  • The first annual Jetcomm conference preceded DscoopX. Jetcomm is the new user community for HP Inkjet users, there were 150 attendees.

​In a special awards ceremony held during the conference, some of Dscoop’s finest volunteers were honored for their commitment to the community. Chris Reine of Franklin Press was named the Dscoop Top Contributor for the third year, Nosco (Waukegan, IL) was the winner of the first annual Rod Key Marketing Excellence Award and Susan Moore was this year’s Jack Glacken Award winner, which recognizes the individual who has made the largest contribution to the Dscoop community over the course of the past year.


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