Display Week 2015 Business Conference to Center on Boosting Profitability

Display Week 2015 Business Conference to Center on Boosting Profitability

SID and IHS tap industry leaders to examine key questions around existing and emerging technologies, consumer demands and financial success factors

The Society for Information Display (SID), in collaboration with IHS Technology, today announced the final schedule of topics and speakers for its annual Business Conference during Display Week 2015 in San Jose, Calif. Titled Game Changers: Finding Ways to Increase Profitability, this year’s Business Conference will be held Monday, June 1, and is the first leg of the show’s Business Track, which also includes the Display Week Investors Conference and two Market Focus Conferences.

The display industry and the consumer markets it serves have evolved rapidly over the past decade, leaving behind multiple high volume product categories as new display technologies have emerged. Some innovations and incumbent technologies have fared well, while others have faded. Companies must develop strategies that enable new technologies and products to penetrate and succeed within the existing ecosystem, ahead of their competitors, and with competitive pricing. Display Week’s Business Conference brings together industry leaders, IHS analysts and attendees who seek insight into current market dynamics, emerging technologies and product trends that will change the display landscape for the next several years.

In addition to thought-provoking keynote addresses and presentations, the Business Conference features dynamic panel discussions with time to network during meals and breaks. Presenters represent a wide range of companies and technology providers, including 3M, AGC, Applied Materials, BizWitz, BOE, Corning, Dell, Dolby Laboratories, Dow Chemical, EDO, General Motors, Huawei, Intel, Joe Kane Productions, Merck, Nanosys, Samsung Display, Sharp Labs, Sharp Electronics and Sungkyunkwan University.

SID President, Amal Ghosh will deliver the opening remarks, followed by Ian Weightman, vice president of research and operations for IHS. Following him will be a Special Display Manufacturer Address, titled “Display Innovations That Drive Value: Lessons From China,” given by Feng (Philip) Yuan, chief strategic marketing officer and vice president, BOE Technology Group. IHS’s David Hsieh, director of analysis and research, will then present on the topic “Flat Panel Display – Is Low Cost the Only Path to Success?

The sessions following the opening presentations will include moderated panel discussions during which presenters will respond to and debate key questions:

  • Session I: Is Good Enough, Good Enough: Can LCD Persevere? – Companies will introduce their business models for emerging technologies such as OLEDs and quantum dots.
  • Session II: Better Consumer Experience: Display Customers’ Point of View on Increasing Profitability – Consumers electronics companies will present their perspectives on the state of the display industry.
  • Session III: Financial Implications that Can Lead to Success – An analyst, an investor and an economist from IHS, Intel and BizWitz, respectively, will discuss the profitability of various segments of the display industry, analyzing the underlying reasons for financial success in each.
  • Session IV: Emerging Technologies and Applications to Increase Profit – Split into two parts, IVa and IVb, this wide-ranging session will focus on emerging technologies across various application segments that will shape the future of the display industry.
  • Networking cocktail reception: A don’t-miss opportunity to discuss the day’s topics with presenters and fellow attendees in a relaxed, social environment.

More information on the Business Conference can be found here. Additional details on the SID/IHS/Cowen co-produced Investors Conference, to be held June 2, and the SID/IHS Market Focus Conference (MFC) series events on Touch (June 3) and Flexible and Wearables (June 4) will be made available shortly. For more information on the various programs occurring during Display Week, please visit Media interested in attending Display Week, please contact Carolyn Entress or Marie Labrie at [email protected]. For speaker and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Castellano: [email protected].

About Display Week 2015
The 52nd SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2015, will take place May 31-June 5 at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, 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 2015, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek15.

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 ten 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

About IHS (
IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world. IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.