I’m David Gibbons writing this on the floor of RemaxWorld Expo. The world has come to Zhuhai China to find solutions and openly discuss the hot topics. So what’s been happening?
Patent Office Rejects Invalid Patent Application
The patent office in China has rejected Epson’s application to invalidate certain patents held by Print-Rite. The ongoing dispute where Print-Rite is suing Epson continues, but founding chairman Arnald Ho was pleased with this latest development.
More Show Records Broken
Traditional Chinese dancers have welcomed a record crowd in excess of 8,000 on the first day of RemaxWorld Expo, arguably the largest print consumables expo on the planet. Tighter security has been brought in to manage the crowd with a very visible international visitor presence from 87 countries. In fact, 43% of foreigners at the expo in Zhuhai, China this year are first-time visitors.
From the Summit & Expo
More Money While Keeping Customers
The 25 billion dollar global managed print solutions industry is predicted to double in size to more than 50 billion dollars in the next 3 years. As a result, many printer cartridge dealers and retailers are worried they will lose their customers to 3-year contracts with MPS providers. So one software company has developed the next generation of printer managed software, designed to not just keep the customers, but to maximise profits for the supplier as well. Polish software company Princity were among the 50 new exhibitors this year. Users can also use an App to see how their own printers are functioning and allowing them to order supplies.
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