Chinese Leaders Examine Industry Crises at RemaxWorld
There has never been a more important time for the imaging supplies industry to come together to address common concerns facing the global industry.
The global pandemic saw a rapid decline in the use of A3 copier devices as well as laser printers used in the office, as millions of workers were forced into lockdown at home.
Issues relating to MPS, the A4 revolution, and firmware updates that lock out the use of third-party supplies were high on the agenda.
At the same time, there were opportunities seen in inkjet, e-commerce and the demand for more environmentally sustainable solutions as well.
Chinese companies are investing heavily in the development, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of printing devices with a booming domestic market demanding hardware, software and consumable supplies solutions.
Leaders expect global markets to follow, particularly with niche products, the need for A4 devices as the new normal will be a hybrid of workers returning to the office as well as working from home.
To this end, this year’s RemaxWorld held three meetings during the two-day event, inviting 30 speakers, within and without the industry, to share insights, stir thinking and bring inspirations for the sake of the industry’s future development. Panel discussions encouraged audience participation.
Mobile phones were evident as the audience endeavoured to capture market trend information, particularly from IDC and Quocirca speakers, Shirley Ba and Louella Fernandez.
RemaxWorld Summit 2020—the office equipment & consumables E-commerce forum was a highlight of the second day.
Speakers from Suning, Alibaba and Huawei shared their expertise and insights with aiming to inspire the attendees how the office equipment & consumables industry can achieve success with help of cross-border E-commerce.
Presenters from the likes of TikTok, Huawei, Alibaba, eBay and Amazon revealed there are new opportunities to reach new markets using new technologies.
Leading industry leaders made thematic presentations to the attendees, along with other speakers from Innopat and Teasra—the innovation channel. RT Media‘s global partners in Europe, Russia, Africa and Latin Americas also shared their insights on opportunities region by region through a video hookup.
The MPS forum saw experts from Epson, CET, and other companies address hot issues regarding office equipment leasing.
In addition to the discussion of how leasing companies can survive COVID-19, the panel discussion, joined by all the speakers, urged attendees to dig deep to see how compatible consumables can stand out in the equipment leasing industry.
RT Media’s Tony Lee (pictured below) said, “We are facing a lot of changes this year due to the pandemic. But I thank the Zhuhai government for its support of the industry to move to a high level of development in the future.”
Wei Yan (pictured below), Chairman of Consumables Professional Committee of CCIA, said, ” Yes, the pandemic is a crisis, but it’s also an opportunity. We should grasp the development trend of the industry and attach importance to the accumulation of resources in e-commerce channels, making it an important opportunity for the entire consumables industry chain.”
“A two-day event is definitely too short for a meetup where so much is being anticipated for the future,” said David Gibbons (pictured), Director of RT Media which organised the 14th annual exhibition and conferences.
“Many attendees found they had so much to explore, discuss and exchange and having a face-to-face event in a pandemic-riddled 2020 helped to provide a future for the Chinese domestic players.”
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