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SID Announces Business Conference Keynote Speakers During Annual Display Week Business Track
Applied Materials, BOE Technology, Corning, DSCC and Mizuho Securities Executives to Address Display Market Outlook

CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) and Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for its annual SID Business Conference—a must for business professionals looking to get a leg up on the state of the global display market. Co-produced this year with DSCC, the conference, which kicks off the ever-popular Business Track, will be held during SID's Display Week on Monday, May 22nd at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  

The SID Business Conference has consistently drawn large crowds and influential speakers who have provided valuable insights on the health and outlook of the $1 trillion-plus display supply chain. The 2017 event should continue this tradition with 5 influential keynotes representing panel suppliers, display equipment manufacturers, glass suppliers, financial analysts and market analysts. The keynote speakers include:

The keynote session will address important questions facing the display supply chain, including:

  • What is the outlook for each layer of the display supply chain?
  • Which segments and which companies are most likely to outperform?
  • How long will the boom in FPD equipment spending last?
  • What is the outlook for supply/demand and pricing in the LCD and OLED markets?
  • What is the right technology strategy, by market, and how will that change?
  • How will China's role evolve?
  • Will flexible OLEDs change the outlook for the display supply chain?
  • Why are display supplier multiples so low and will that change in the near future?
  • What kinds of returns are likely from 6G flexible OLED fabs and 10.5G LCD fabs?
  • How are equipment and materials suppliers innovating to improve performance and reduce costs?

DSCC Founder and CEO Ross Young noted, "I am thrilled to be back involved with the SID Business Conference. This event brings together the entire display supply chain in one place and helps set the tone for all of Display Week. We look forward to producing a great event."

According to SID President Yong-Seog Kim, "The display industry is at an important inflection point as many new technologies are being rapidly deployed—which have the potential to significantly improve differentiation and profitability while delighting customers. At the same time, many new players are entering, which could eventually lead to over-supply and rapid commoditization. We believe this conference can truly play an important role in shedding light on these and other issues."

In addition to the keynotes, executives from the following companies will also be presenting - Cynora, DSCC, IDC, LG Display, Nanosys, The NPD Group, Royole Corp., Universal Display, UniPixel and Yole. The conference is sponsored by Corning and Cynora with media sponsors including Display Daily, Display+, OLED Association and Veritas et Visus. More information is available at www.displayweek.org.

Conference fees include lunch, refreshments, access to the Display Week exhibit hall and Tuesday morning keynotes, along with electronic copies of the presentation material and admission to the Monday evening networking reception.

About Display Week 2017
The 54th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2017, will take place May 21-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2017, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek17), Instagram @siddisplayweek or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008.  For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About DSCC
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) was formed by experienced display market analysts from throughout the display supply chain and delivers valuable insights through consulting, syndicated reports and events. The company is in the US and Japan, is on the web at www.displaysupplychain.com and can be reached at info@displaysupplychain.com or (512) 577-3672.

 

SOURCE Society for Information Display

For further information: Marie Labrie/Megan Hardcastle, Phone: (408) 921-6987 / (559) 283-2510, E-mail: DisplayWeekPR@mcapr.com