FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/02/2017
Display Week's Annual Investors Conference Delves into Opportunities Surrounding Advanced Materials, Emerging Display Technologies and AR/VR
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The Society for Information Display (SID) is collaborating with Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) and DSCC for its' Annual Investors Conference at Display Week, which runs from May 21 - May 26, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Part of the four-day SID Business Track, this day-long event will be held immediately following the Display Week keynote presentations on Tuesday, May 23, and will once again focus on "Trendspotting in the Emerging Display Technology Ecosystem."
The Investors Conference is a unique event where public and private investors, as well as business professionals, will hear about cutting-edge technology from leading industry figures who are driving advancements in the global display ecosystem. Session topics include:
- Session 1: OLED Revolution Continues
- Session 2: Shifting Technology Dynamics in the Display Landscape
- Session 3: Innovations Driving Established and Emerging Display Technology Markets
Following welcoming remarks from Dr. Yong-Seog Kim, SID president, along with Josh Epstein, managing director at Stifel, presenters from some of the most innovative companies in the display industry will deliver interactive talks. Companies participating in this year's Investors Conference include: Universal Display, Kyulux, Kateeva, CYNORA, Kopin, GLO, X-Celeprint, Aledia, Nanosys, Pixelligent, LEIA and Vuzix.
Attendees will also hear three keynotes during lunch and at the closing of the conference. Specifically, the luncheon keynote will be on "The Challenges and Opportunities for Mass Adoption in AR/VR" delivered by Damon Hernandez from Samsung Research America. The closing keynote presentations will be "Driving Towards a Tipping Point in the Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality World" from Stephen Saltzman, managing director, VR Investments at Intel Capital; and "A Different Perspective on VR's Current and Future Path to Success" by Amit Shalev, Head of VR Technology, IMAX Corporation.
According to SID's Marketing Chair, Sri Peruvemba, "SID and Display Week, in particular, has been a harbinger of display technology trends and many of these trends are influenced by start-up companies that need funding. Our investor conference is aimed at giving those that need funding, along with those that are looking to invest in this dynamic industry, the prime opportunity to share ideas and network."
Also backing the value of the conference, Stifel's Epstein noted, "The display sector impacts a wide array of markets, including the consumer electronics, connected home, automotive, signage and industrial/enterprise markets. We are excited to sponsor alongside SID and DSCC, this showcase of leading display technology companies that are driving advancement and innovation in these sectors." Epstein added that a private networking session - Drinks, Demos & Displays - will conclude the conference, allowing attendees a unique opportunity to experience the latest advancements from relevant speakers and to meet the day's presenters. More information on the Investors Conference can be found at www.displayweek.org.
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, CA. 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 and Twitter@Display Week.
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 Stifel Investment Banking
Stifel Investment Banking provides strategic advisory services to our clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America that include initiating, structuring, and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as well as providing fairness opinions, valuation, and restructuring services. We raise public and private debt and equity for our clients through our institutional and retail brokerage network. Stifel also has dedicated financial sponsors and a venture capital effort, maintaining regular dialogue and deal flow with private equity firms focused on Stifel's core industry groups. Stifel clients are served through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated in the U.S., through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited in the United Kingdom and Europe, and through Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel company, in the U.S. and Europe. The combination of a full-service product offering and over 400 bankers' deep domain and product expertise allows us to provide solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.
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 has offices in the US, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the UK. DSCC is on the web at www.displaysupplychain.com and can be reached in the US at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 503-6318.