October 21, 2013
Stratasys CEO David Reis Speaks About 3D Printing Opening New Frontier for Innovation at Nikkei Global Management Forum in Japan
Discusses the Essential Requisites in Today’s Dynamic Global Business Inaugurates New Stratasys Tokyo Office
Tokyo, Japan, October 21st, 2013 – Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, announced today that CEO David Reis will speak at the 15th Nikkei Global Management Forum (organized by Nikkei Inc., the largest business media group in Asia). Reis will discuss how 3D printing is opening a new frontier for innovation, and he will cover the essential requisites for manufacturing in today’s dynamic global business.
Nikkei Global Management Forum is one of the most prestigious international conferences in Asia, bringing together the world’s most accomplished business executives annually to discuss the latest trends in management from a global perspective. The theme for this year – Management Strategies for the Next Great Stride: The Essential Requisites of a Leader – focuses primarily on the qualities required to stay competitive in today’s volatile business climate.
Mr. Reis was invited to address the topic because of his expertise to lead through innovation. Titled “Innovate to Open New Frontier,” Reis will share his insights on 3D printing going mainstream and how 3D printing transforms the business landscape, helping businesses to stay competitive and succeed.
“I am honored to take part in this forum to share my experience,” said Reis. “In today’s business environment, the mix of creativity, boldness and breakthrough strategy is the key. Leveraging the benefits of innovative technologies, such as 3D printing, will help manufacturers open up new opportunities and frontiers not considered before.”
Reinforcing the commitment to the Japan local market, Stratasys has expanded its base and moved to a new office facility in Tokyo, officially inaugurated by Mr. Reis today.
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1500 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.
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