Dubai, UAE: In continuance with recent Canon announcement on the launch of special LinkedIn live series of “Canon's Frontiers of Innovation @Expo 2020” that will feature experts from the Middle East and Africa discussing a wide range of topical issues from a regional perspective. Canon together with Expo 2020 Dubai, will host the first special online live series to celebrate the print industry in the region. Join us to participate in the conversation on dynamic print industry as we are leading up to International Print Day 2021(October 21, 2021).
Since its launch five years ago, the lives series has become well known for bringing together the best speakers in the industry for insightful discussions – and the same can be expected of the upcoming September edition.
Taking place on September 27th , 2021, live on the Canon EMEA LinkedIn page. The event will feature an exciting panel of industry experts, including Dina Storey – Director of Sustainability Operations, Expo 2020 Dubai, Dennis Micheni – Chief Executive Officer, Discover Brands3D Printing, Temitope Ekundayo, CEO, Printivo Limited, Nigeria and Zahir Hassan Managing Director, Power Print Dubai.
The speakers will provide a candid insight into the industry's biggest challenges, from how the pandemic has affected the commercial and corporate print sectors, to predictions about how things will continue to unfold over time.
Other topics that will be explored during the hour include industry insights for the next 12 months – including technology and behavioral trends. And as no discussion about the print industry would be complete without looking at the role of automation in the print sector, the speakers will share their thoughts on the pros and cons of automation, and the roles they believe will never be automated.
Mai Youssef, Corporate Communications and Marketing Services Director, Canon Middle East and Canon Central and North Africa, commented:“With International Print Day just a few weeks away, we at Canon EMEA believe there's no better way to celebrate the lead up to the day than by partnering with Expo 2020 to dedicate our upcoming episode of Frontiers of Innovation to one of the world’s most interesting industries – the print industry.”
She added:“We've lined up a great panel of knowledgeable speakers who promise to deliver a lively session filled with honest insights that will benefit anyone interested in this sector.”
The September Frontiers of Innovation session will take place live on the Canon EMEA LinkedIn page, and future episodes of the webinar can be expected every month until April 2022.
Canon Europe is the EMEA strategic headquarters of Canon Inc., a global provider of imaging technologies and services. Canon Europe has operations in roughly 120 countries, with approximately 13,300 employees and contributes to around a quarter of Canon's global revenues annually. Founded in 1937, the desire to continuously innovate has kept Canon at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80 plus year history and has commitments to invest in the right areas and capture growth opportunities, from cameras to commercial printers, and business consultancy to healthcare technologies. Canon's corporate philosophy is Ky osei – 'living and working together for the common good'. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon's products, solutions and services. Canon is constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. Through its technology and spirit of innovation, it pushes the bounds of what is possible – helping to see our world in ways we never have before. Further information about Canon Europe is available at: About Dubai Expo 2020:
From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.
- With the purpose of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', Expo 2020 will be the world's most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges
- Expo 2020 will be the biggest cultural gathering in the world, presenting a visually striking and emotionally inspiring 182 days, as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever
- Expo 2020's sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone
- For six months, Expo 2020 will be a must-visit family destination, with thousands of events, amazing exploratory experiences, and free entry for children up to age 18
- Expo is committed to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, while keeping visitors safe by following the latest guidance of the world's leading medical, science and health experts
- Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
- Built with a meaningful and measurable long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site will transform into District 2020 – a model global community that will rethink the cities of the future – after Expo 2020 closes its doors
How to cover Expo 2020 Dubai in person at event time or report on the event remotely
To attend Expo 2020 or cover Expo 2020 remotely using content and assets generated by Expo, you must be accredited.
To kick off your journey with Expo 2020, please ensure that you:
1. Register to access our Media Information System, Tawassul at is regularly updated, providing the latest content assets, including press releases, photographs, audio and video, the electronic media kit, and information on broadcast and photography operations. It also provides you with important information and updates on facilities and services such as media accreditation, visa information for international accredited media, and permits. Access to other media-related systems (Media Asset Management System and Media Bookings System), which will be launched in Q2 2021, will only be permitted to accredited media (see below). Information about these systems can be found on Tawassul.
2. Once registered, submit an Expo 2020 Media Accreditation expression of interest.
Within this expression of interest, please appoint an Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) from within your organisation who will act as the single point of contact with Expo 2020 for media accreditation. Following this, approved media organisations will be provided login details and instructions for the accreditation system to enable them to submit applications.
For support, contact Expo 2020 Dubai's Media Services team at or +971 (0)56 689 2101.
About World Expos :
In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London's Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, 'Industry of All Nations', were combined to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.
World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions ('Expos') and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE's auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.
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