Dscoop8: Spark Keynote Presenations

Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) announced today that business motivation speaker Mark King and entrepreneur and The New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk, will deliver keynote addresses at the 2013 Dscoop annual conference. Dscoop8: Spark, the organization's eighth annual conference, will take place Februar 21-23, 2013, at Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

King is CEO and President of TaylorMade, the world's leading golf equipment manufacturer. He has spent thirty passionate years immersed in the golf industry and has gained an incomparable understanding of his customers and consumers. King has consistently been named by Golf Inc. magazine as one of the ten most powerful people in golf and has been featured in some of the nation's top business magazines such as The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Brandweek. King will share his stories of success and leadership despite a challenging economy and a slow-growing industry at Dscoop8.

A business visionary, self-trained wine and social media expert, Vaynerchuk launched Winelibrary.com in 1997 and helped grow his family's business from $3 million to $45 million by 2005. Considered one of BusinessWeek magazine's top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow, Vaynerchuk is known as a true social media trailblazer with close to 1 million Twitter followers. In 2009, Vaynerchuk and his brother AJ launched VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like Campbell Soup Company, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Coffee, the NY Jets, and the Brooklyn Nets find their social media voices and build their digital brands. Vaynerchuk's presentation will provide an original take on entrepreneurship and the new frontiers of customer service made possible by the Internet.

"Dscoop8 is about inspiring members to discover the latest innovations, trends and technical expertise to drive their business strategy," said Howard Owen, Dscoop8 chairman and owner of Stafford Printing.  "King and Vaynerchuk each deliver a message that not only motivates owners but also their employees in the technical, marketing and sales fields. They will help us establish a vision and strategy to engage our staff and drive short and long term business results."

In addition to inspiring keynote presentations, planned highlights for Dscoop8 include:

+ In-depth educational sessions focusing on business and sales, label and packaging, grand format and operations;

+ Tools, tips and education on interacting with graphic designers and creative professionals;

+ Unique access to HP product experts, developers and executives; and

+ An extensive products and services showcase featuring the most current technology, equipment and solutions serving the digital printing industry.

"Building on our last seven years of success, the Dscoop community continues to learn and share with each other to elevate our industry as a whole," said Chris Petro, Dscoop global chairman and president and CEO of GlobalSoft Digital Solutions. "We're looking forward to welcoming back those who have been  with us for years and those who are new to the industry because the conference offers something for everyone."

Over its seven-year history, the Dscoop annual conference has grown steadily in attendance as well as Partner participation. The 2012 event in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 2,000 print professionals and 95 Partners that provide complementary products and services to graphic arts businesses. Dscoop will maintain this momentum at its 2013 event with a strong program lineup of speakers who will help "Spark" businesses.

Registration is open. More details about Dscoop8 can be found at www.dscoop8.org.


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