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Annual EFI Worldwide Users' Conference

January 22-25, 2019

Connect 2018 was the largest conference ever and Connect 2019 will be even bigger and better with more classroom space, educational breakout sessions, industry-relevant keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. Take advantage of the personal aspects of this industry-leading user conference and learn from each other — as you blaze the trail for your business success in 2019!

2018 Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
“EFI Connect not only allows our customers to network with each other and participate in classes and hands-on training opportunities, but it is a great opportunity for us to learn more about our customers’ businesses and incorporate their feedback. For us, there is no substitution to meeting in person with customer… learning what we need to do in order to make our customers more successful!”
Senior Vice President, General Manager of Productivity Software
"This is an exciting time for printing companies using our data-driven management tools to drive business growth, and I look forward to advancing EFI's offerings and helping even more customers around the globe take full advantage of the innovations we are developing."
Chief Financial Officer
"Connecting your people, products and processes together is a must in today's business climate. EFI gives you the tools and knowledge to do all three."
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Eric Bacourt, Hinojosa Packaging Solutions - Tues., January 23, 5–6:15 p.m.
Chief Executive Officer
Fireside Chat Speaker
Eric Bacourt is the CEO of Hinojosa Packaging Solutions, a leading Spanish company for the manufacture and distribution of corrugated cardboard packaging solutions.
Wayne Peterson, Unsquaring the Wheel, Wed., January 24 and Thurs., January 25, (Multi-Sessions)
Breakout Session Speakers
Wayne Peterson is a life-long printer, and a principal with the Black Canyon Consulting Group. His current assignment is with the Lane Press in Burlington, Vermont, where he serves as EVP/COO.
Dr. Joe Webb, Unsquaring the Wheel, Thurs., January 25, 8:15-9:15 a.m. and Wed., January 24 and Thurs., January 25, (Multi-Sessions)
Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session Speaker
Dr. Joe Webb is a 40-year veteran of the graphic arts industries, and the industry’s best-known commentator and forecaster. He is best known for his work at
Expert Trainer
Ron Ellis is a consultant specializing in color management, automation and workflow integration.
Expert Trainer & G7 Inventor
As the inventor of the G7 methodology, Don Hutcheson has more than 40 years’ experience in photography, design, prepress, printing and color science.
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Tolga Kurtoglu, Palo Alto Research Center - Tues., January 23, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Breakout Session Speaker
Tolga Kurtoglu is the CEO of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Silicon Valley R&D firm developing advanced technologies including artificial intelligence & human machine collaboration to microsystems.
Mal McGowanMal McGowan
Mal McGowan, McGowans Print - Tues., January 23, 5–6:15 p.m.
Chief Executive Officer
Mal McGowan is the founder and CEO of McGowans Print. He is a mathematician by training who started the business more than 25 years ago with a color copier in a small shop in Dublin. 

Venue and Hotel Accommodations

EFI Connect 2017

 You can make your reservation when you register for Connect