Brand Visionary and Communications Strategist Ken Schmidt to Speak at Dscoop EMEA Conference

Chicago, IL, USA, 08 October 2012 - Print United, the inaugural Dscoop EMEA conference, announces another addition to the speaker line-up: Ken Schmidt, brand visionary and communications strategist for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Print United will be held 7-9 November 2012 at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain. All educational sessions will be presented in English with live translations in French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Schmidt tells a fascinating story of how businesses of any size and scope can-by focusing on understanding and harnessing the most basic drivers of human behaviour-improve their competitiveness in even the most difficult marketing environments. He challenges his audience to consider what they are willing to do today that is different from what they did yesterday.

In 1985, Schmidt was tasked with restoring Harley-Davidson's image and creating demand for its motorcycles. Within a few years, Harley-Davidson became one of the most visible and frequently reported-on companies in the world, while sales of its motorcycles rocketed upward.

"The road to building a fanatically vocal customer base, creating a passionately loyal corporate culture, and developing leaders who inspire and motivate starts with Schmidt at Print United," said Jon Tolley, conference chairman and managing director at U.K.-based Prime Group. "The addition of Schmidt to the educational schedule is a great fit for the type of thinking that Dscoop is known for. His previous appearance at the Dscoop 2010 annual conference in North America was a huge hit with Dscoop members, and we expect nothing less in EMEA."

Dscoop EMEA is an independent, not-for-profit member organisation, but works closely with executive sponsor HP to provide the education and networking opportunities to reach the universe of HP Indigo customers. 

"If you own an HP Indigo press, you'll find value in Print United and year-round with Dscoop EMEA," said Ronen Zioni, EMEA market development director, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. "The exciting speaker line-up is second only to the business opportunities you will receive with your peers, with third-party solutions providers and with HP."

All HP Indigo customers are invited to join Dscoop and register for Print United. The conference is only open to Dscoop members.

Company membership including one conference ticket costs € 895 (exclusive of VAT). Additional conference tickets cost € 295 (exclusive of VAT).

Registration for Print United is open. Visit for updates.

Solutions providers interested in becoming a Dscoop EMEA Partner should contact Peter van Teeseling at   

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Ken Schmidt, brand visionary and communications strategist for Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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Founded in 2005, Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is an independent global community of graphic arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP equipment and related solutions, including HP Indigo, IHPS and Scitex. Dscoop is focused on educating and connecting its members with each other and with HP to improve members' business growth, efficiency and profitability. Dscoop EMEA was founded in 2011, and comprises HP Indigo customers in the commercial and label and packaging segments. To learn more about Dscoop, visit Connect with Dscoop on Facebook and Twitter.

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