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Super Bowl Player to Keynote Toner & Imaging Summit

Monday, February 23, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Set for South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, May 14-15, 2015

Las Vegas Nevada - Recycling Times Media (RTM), with support from the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI), is proud to announce that former Washington Redskins Super Bowl player, Dan Burmeister (pictured), will kick-off this year's imaging summit by delivering the Keynote Address.

Burmeister, a former NFL player and a 25-year veteran of the imaging industry, is currently Eastman Kodak’s Director of Sales for the Extended Materials Business. Prior to joining Kodak, Burmeister served with other major imaging industry icons, such as Xerox and Océ. Burmeister said, “I can share how the same concepts that govern professional football also apply to the ultra competitive imaging industry. I plan also to talk about the challenges that face the international imaging industry, moving forward, and discuss ‘game planning’ for future success.”

The imaging event, originated in 1984, continues to be the unique opportunity for OEM and aftermarket players, and for suppliers to these large and small producers in the print consumables industry, to meet face-to-face in a business-to-business (B2B) format with their clients, suppliers, and competitors.

In May 2015, attendees, delegates, exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors of the former Toner Conference will join other imaging industry leaders at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the two-day RT Imaging Summit & Expo. There they will explore advances in bio- and petro-toners, the battle with inkjet for dominance in the office market, the future for toner in commercial printing, and industry trends, technical, marketing, and legal issues.

With consummate rights to the former Toner Conference series, RT Media now controls the industry’s largest global audience with its Summits and Expos in China, Spain, Mexico, and the US. RT Media also commands the largest readership of its monthly imaging consumables magazine, Recycling Times magazine, published in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. These properties also strengthen RT Media’s website (iRecyclingTimes.com) which already has more browsers, spending more time and viewing more pages than any other imaging industry website in the world. Further, RT Media also runs RemaxAsia Expo, the largest imaging consumables industry exposition in the world, with 453 exhibits and 13,563 visitors from 85 countries attending in Zhuhai, China this past October.

Art Diamond—the 58-year veteran of the imaging industry who launched the first Toner Conference 31 years ago—will co-chair the Las Vegas RT Imaging Summit & Expo. Diamond is known internationally as a consulting chemical engineer, holds 15 US imaging patents, and authored the “Handbook of Imaging Materials.”

A strategic alliance with the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI) struck in January 2014 with former Toner Conference organizer, The Tiara Group—continues to build further momentum as the 2015 event attracts delegates from across the industry and around the world.

Tony Lee, Managing Director of RT Media, the organizer of the new look RT Imaging Summit and Expo, agrees that it is an important step in pulling the global industry together. “We are pleased to welcome former Super Bowl star Dan Burmeister, when he sets the stage for our lively, international event In May. We invite our global network of attendees, readers, exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors to our second RT Imaging Summit and Expo in Las Vegas.”

The RT Imaging Summit & Expo will run May 14-15, 2015 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


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