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Konica Minolta Business holds Mideast distributor conference

DUBAI, January 27, 2017

Eleven distributors from across the region recently attended Konica Minolta Business Solutions’ Middle East Distributor Conference, held in Dubai, UAE.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, based in Jebel Ali Dubai, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Tokyo, Japan.

The company delivers services and distributes systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of the entire document life cycle for clients in the office and production printing area.

With a theme of “Driving Smarter Workflows”, the one-day long conference featured informational presentation, educational discussions, future strategy, and demonstrations of Konica Minolta hardware, software, and managed print services, said a statement from the company.

The event marked the start of the conference with presentations by Konica Minolta, Middle East managing director Kazuo Kobayashi, it said.

He was followed by Konica Minolta Inc., Japan, general manager, sales operations, Tadahiko Sumitani, who outlined the Konica Minolta global strategy and future plans, it added.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East managing director Kazuo Kobayashi opened the conference by highlighting Konica Minolta’s recent achievements, including the company being named as best large employer from the Forbes 2016 list.

Koybayasi said: “There has been a slight decline in the market this year, however we expect it to remain stable during 2016/17 and our challenge will be to increase sales by 12 per cent growth during 2017.”

“The conference certainly gives us the perfect platform to connect with our partners and distributors, it also enables us to keep them informed on the latest products, services, and technologies offered and supported by Konica Minolta, as well as gain instrumental insight on the company’s future direction,” he added.

“It is important as we grow our business going forward, we continue to listen to our customers and maintain excellent account management,” he concluded.

Kobayashi was followed by the company’s business development manager Nayyar Ansari, who presented the printing production road map and future strategy for 2107.

Following Ansari was Konica Minolta’s marketing development manager Pauline Brooks, who presented Konica Minolta Business Solutions marketing review for the year 2016 and 2017.

Brooks outlined some of the recent developments and planning for the forth coming Gulf Print event, to be held in Dubai during March.

Kobayashi also gave excellence performance awards to the top-performing distributors in the Middle East region, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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