Tab ePaperWorld has been holding events in Montreal since 2009, where the emphasis used to be on e-readers. The company is branching out for the first time and putting a priority on tablets and education. They still have not lost their e-reader roots, as many luminaries of the display world will be attending February 20th & 21th at the Palais Des Congrès of Montreal.
There will be various speakers at the event, including; Benjamin H Paletsky, Product Manager – Global Marketing, E ink Holding, Samuel Parent, Vice President, IAB Canada, and Ric Wright, Director of Engineering, Readium Foundation.
This conference should have a few high level discussions on what Canadian companies are doing to embrace eBook formats, such as EPUB 2 and EPUB 3. For the most part, there is basic level talks that discuss digital content in the entertainment, finance, real estate and video game industry. Looking at the floor plan, there only seems to be roughly 40 exhibitors, nothing especially compelling.
I do not think any of the titans of the eBook or e-reader industry will be at this conference. For the most part, it seems more of a primer for companies wanting to adopt tablets into their business and are unsure of the merits involved. There is going to be talks about warehouses and supply chains, ergo some businesses might find this conference useful.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.