Canon South Africa Outlines Milestone Achievement During Conference

Canon South Africa Outlines Milestone Achievement During Conference

The Canon Partner Conference held at Capital on The Park in Sandton brought together industry leaders and experts. Canon South Africa’s recent milestones show that the company is committed to supporting its partners and stakeholders and investing in the local market.

The Partner Conference was a huge success, bringing together some of the biggest names in the industry from South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Opening an extended office space and revamped showroom featuring a range of Canon’s latest product models, in Centurion, has created new opportunities for the brand.

‘Canon has a definitive and important role to play in society. We use cutting-edge technology to power lives, whether that’s the lives of our customers, partners or suppliers,’ said David Preston, Managing Director at Canon South Africa during the Canon Partner Conference. ‘We seek to inspire efficiency and play a role in business growth. Ultimately, we want to inspire a world of change where profit and societal contribution are linked.’

Standout speakers, including Yamini Benzunie (EMEA Market Intelligence and Insights Lead at Canon) and Katsuhiko Kyle Fujino (B2B Director for Canon’s Developing Regions Business Group), offered valuable insights on the day.

Benzunie shared 2023 predictions for print, stating that factors like digitalisation, high inflation, and a slow-adopting economy can impact future customers. She elaborated on this by providing valuable insights into the current industry and explaining how businesses can adapt to these factors to remain relevant.

Fujino explored product innovation trends and how Canon’s innovations can help businesses create a competitive edge. He delved deeper into how hybrid workspaces contribute to this and how Canon products are the underlying factor to productivity and success.

Other speakers included Jimmy de Waal​ (Head of Partner Channel), Donna Friend​ (Regional Director for CSSA​), Gnesen Naidoo​ (Customer Services and Support Director at Canon), Ravi Naidoo​ (Business Operations Director at Canon), Frederik ‘Jaco’ Moller​ (Business Development Manager at Canon​), ​Sebastian McNamee ​(Product Manager at Canon), Alex Ryan​ (Product Manager at Canon) and Pieter Pieters​ (Business Development Manager at Canon).

At the end of the proceedings, Stefano Zenti, Executive Vice President at Canon DRBG​, thanked all who attended the event, ‘We hope that the experience provided valuable insights and networking opportunities to strengthen our partnerships into the future. A competitive advantage, not just price,​ is what sets Canon apart from our competitors. We enable people to capture special moments and milestones that matter to them, and in the long run, create opportunities to make positive social contributions.’

The day after the conference, Canon unveiled its new office space in Centurion. Tunca Rodoplu, Senior Marketing Manager for B2B products at Canon, relayed his excitement for the future of Canon and what the new office space means for the team.

‘We are focused on contributing to society by reducing our environmental impact and creating opportunities to bring positive change to our communities. I believe that this new space will allow us to do just that: employing only the best minds, driving our passion for transparency and honesty, and planning the future of Canon together​.’

The new office space is in the Southdowns Office Park, on the corner of Karee Street and John Vorster Drive in Southdowns, Centurion.


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