Growing industrial ink jet in Europe:
In 1998 Al Keene was running a successful conference programme in the USA with IMI Inc., and had also run a few events in Europe too. We agreed to form a joint company to build the conference business for the fast-growing digital printing industry and IMI Europe was born.
We started off with a couple of conferences in Dublin, then added a Summer School in Cambridge and annual Ink Jet Conferences in Barcelona and Lisbon.
Further conferences and courses were added over the years, and locations increased too, with events held in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Geneva, London, Milan, Munich, Tokyo and Zurich.
We also ran events in Delhi and Hong Kong in partnership with other companies.
End of an era, and the start of a new one
At the end of 2015 IMI Europe changed ownership. The “old” team ran our last Ink Jet Conference in Amsterdam in November 2015 at the Novotel, which was the main hotel in Europe that had been used by IMI in the 1990s.
Thanks to colleagues Kirsty, Christine and Loraine shown here.
Al Keene continues to run IMI Inc. in the USA www.imiconf.com.
IMI Europe is now managed by Dr Tim Phillips www.imieurope.com.