How Will Remanufacturing Survive in North America?

“What’s Next?” RT Imaging Summit to be held in Las Vegas on May 29-30


The aftermarket printer cartridge industry—particularly in North America—has been under attack, and experienced huge changes.

Companies, publications and events, iconic with the growth of the industry over three decades have gone. Mergers and acquisitions have seen the number of aftermarket businesses in North America reduced by up to 75%. World Expo was canceled, Recharger Magazine has closed, patent infringing clones have been dumped on the market, consumers are using more smart devices and printing differently, and many OEMs have rigorously pursued remanufacturers on various fronts. Despite some saying the North American industry is in crisis, the global industry continues to be worth more than $80 billion, and some companies are investing millions into research and development for better toners, inks and components.

So, it is time for the aftermarket industry to stand up, speak up and listen. Attendees at a two day summit at the South Point Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas on May 29 and 30, 2014—in just 90 days—will hear answers to the question “What’s Next?”

Recycling Times Media expects hundreds to attend the 2-day summit to network, speak out on legal issues and trends that will impact their businesses, learn more about new products and what the OEMs are up to. An Open Microphone forum will be a feature of the summit to express fears, concerns, solutions and opportunities with the wider industry.

Speakers will be announced soon on “What’s Next?” summit topics which include:

• The Future is Color—And it has Arrived

• How do global and Nth American trends in inkjet and toner impact my business?

• Are the faster inkjet printers making an impact in the office sector?

• Does the OEM investment in 3D mean the aftermarket should do likewise?

• Counterfeits and Clones—why and how they should be avoided

• Watching the legal horizon: what’s round the next corner?

• Dealing with customs to import non-infringing products

• Selling Consumables Online: the trends, traps, tips and tricks

• Is MPS really the model I should adopt for my reman business?

• Will the first sale doctrine be overturned? And will it impact my business? Legal Update

• Blue Ocean Opportunities: How to capture more of the OEM market

• Printer chips: the new challenges

• Remanufacturing printers – Additional market opportunities with existing customers

Remanufacturers, component and finished product suppliers and distribution channels are encouraged to:

• mark their diaries now for May 29 and 30

• register online at

• book accommodation at from just $50 a night (including free shuttle bus airport transfers, wi-fi connection and more) using the unique RT Imaging Summit discount code RT 0528.

• participate as a sponsor for as little as $1,500.

For more information and updates, please visit:


About Recycling Times Media Corporation

Recycling Times Media Corporation is a leading provider of news and business opportunities for the global cartridge remanufacturing industry. We provide our exhibitors, advertisers, sponsors, readers, browsers and visitors with a quality business experience through efficient, reliable, factual “news and views” editorial, and running first class events which educate, inform, network and provide business opportunities for the computer printing industry—particularly the aftermarket sector.  We publish, and distribute globally, the Recycling Times magazine every month (separate English, Chinese and Spanish editions); we operate RemaxAsia Expo in Zhuhai, China—the largest trade event for the print consumables aftermarket industry in the world; we broadcast a six minute inTouch TV News bulletin every week, with the top industry news stories; we deliver free daily updates on our RecyclingTimes inTouch app (read breaking news and our magazine, watch our TV News, check out our events).  For more information, please go to or contact: 

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