IHS Markit @ SID Display Week

Please join us for the 2014 Flexible Displays Conference, Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Flexible Displays Conference


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SID Display week is the premier showcase for global information display companies and researchers to unveil cutting-edge developments in display technology. More display innovations are introduced year after year at Display Week than at any other display event in the world.

This is the first edition of the Flexible Displays Market Focus event. Unlike most events related to “printed”, “plastic” or “flexible” electronics, this event will specifically consider market opportunities for display devices on flexible substrates.


Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:30 am - 8:35 am


Amal Ghosh, President, SID

8:35 am - 8:40 am


Mark Fihn, Conference Coordinator, IHS Markit

8:40 am - 10:00 am

Flexible Displays - Market Analysis

Sweta Dash, Senior Director, Display Research & Strategy, IHS
Heidi Hoffman, Director, FlexTech Alliance
Norman Bardsley, Principal, Bardsley Consulting
C.C. Lee, Deputy General Director, ITRI

10:00 am - 10:20 amBreak
10:20 am - 10:50 am

Morning Keynote

Michael McCreary, CTO, E Ink

10:50 am - 12:30 pm

Large Area Flexible Displays

Daniel Lee, TV Marketing, Team Lead, LG Display
Rick Cope, CEO, Nanolumens
Tsutae Shinoda, CEO, Shinoda Plasma
Kevin Gahagan, Manager, Technology, Strategy, Corning
Moderator, David Barnes, Principal, BizWitz

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm
1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

Afternoon Keynote

Liam Quinn, Executive Director/Dell Fellow, Dell

1:40 pm - 3:20 pm

Flexible Displays: Portable and Wearable Devices

Paul Cain, Head of Business Planning, Plastic Logic
Asad Khan, CTO, Kent Displays
Dave Vondle, Founder, Central Standard Timing
Moderator, John Fenn, Principal, Fennagain

3:20 pm - 3:40 pmBreak
3:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Novel Solutions using Flexible Displays - The Search for the Killer App

Gerwin Gelinck, Senior Scientist, Holst Centre 
Wallen Mphepö, Co-Founder and CEO, iShüu Technologies
Jared Lyles, Director of Operations, Printless Plans
Gerry Seidman, CEO, Tactonic Technology
Risto Vuohelainen, CEO, Canatu

*Exact times are subject to change as the agenda is set.

Numerous conferences for the past decade or more have covered the topic of flexible displays – but in recent years, these events have become less and less focused on displays, and more and more focused on other electronics devices that benefit from flexible substrate technologies. In part this is due to the complexity of display technologies, but it's also because flexible displays are not particularly meaningful without accompanying devices also being flexible.

This is the first event that IHS Markit has produced about flexible displays. This event is specifically focused on flexible displays – with an eye to identifying if the technology has advanced adequately to serve markets that require flexible display devices.

The 4 sessions in the conference examine real market opportunities for flexible displays:

  • Flexible Displays:  Market Analysis
    While the notion of flexible displays is appealing, there are no obvious applications that demand display devices that are actually flexible.  In the past decade, we've seen many prototypes, but we still are waiting to identify just where the market is likely to grow.  This session will consider the various development efforts and attempt to identify relevant market opportunities.
  • Large Area Flexible Displays
    Several companies are working on large-area flexible displays for applications in the living room, digital advertising, possible desktop solutions, and large-scale visualization.  This session considers some of the leading opportunities for large-scale displays that are constructed on a flexible substrate.
  • Flexible Displays: Portable and Wearable Devices
    Small-size applications appear to be a great opportunity for flexible displays.  Putting a large-area display into a small package requires some level of flexibility.  Moreover the fast-growing segment related to wearable devices, (including watches, rings, bracelets, etc.), by definition require displays with some level of conformability or flexibility.  This session features speakers that are engaged with development efforts for small and medium-sized flexible displays.
  • Novel Solutions using Flexible Displays: The Search for the Killer App
    Even considering large area and small/medium market segments, it's not easy to identify applications that truly demand flexibility.  This session looks at several novel segments that might prove to be a "killer app" for displays that are flexible.

For further information about speaking opportunities for the 2014 Flexible Displays Conference, please email Bonnie Buck.


Early Registration
Pricing (USD)
Standard Pricing
Thursday, June 5, 2014  
Business Conference$595.00$650.00

Registration Details

  • Discounts will be given for registering for multiple conferences
  • SID Membership: $100.00. Register online through SID at: Displayweek
  • Registration is now open!

Media Accreditation

All members of the media interested in attending for 2014 Flexible Displays Conference are required to apply for accreditation. Please send us your name, organization, phone, email, and organization Web site.

Once IHS Markit has confirmed your accreditation, you will receive a special registration code that will enable you to complete your registration online.

For more information regarding media at 2014 Flexible Displays Conference, please contact:

Bonnie Buck
Global Event Planner
+1 512 813 6278

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please Contact Bob Perez for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
+1 512 582-2015

Media Partners

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The San Diego Convention Center is the official host of the 2014 SID Display Week, located on the harbor in downtown San Diego, this Convention Center is the premier meeting and conference facility for the region.

San Diego is not only a natural beauty, it's also one of the nation's most vibrant cities and the Convention Center is at the heart of all the action. The building is just a short stroll away from an exciting array of sidewalk cafes, specialty shops, and clubs in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, thousands of hotel rooms, gorgeous waterfront parks, and some of the finest restaurants in Southern California.

Housing and accommodation should be booked online through Display Week to receive a discounted rate at:

  • The Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    The Hilton offers free internet, free access to the fitness center, and a Starbucks coupon on day of arrival for those who make reservations through Globetrotter.
  • The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
    The Hyatt offers free internet for those who make reservations through Globetrotter.

The conference hotels are located very close to the Convention Center and the room block sells out very quickly, so book your room as soon as possible.

Past Attendees
  • 3M
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • AZ Electronic Materials
  • BOE Technology Group
  • BSH Bosch Und Siemens Hausgeräte
  • Christie
  • Corning Incorporated
  • DNP Corporation USA
  • Doosan
  • Elliott Schlam Associates
  • eMagin Corp
  • FLIR Systems AB
  • Go Pro
  • Heraeus Noblelight Fusion UV K.K
  • Hewlett- Packard Comapny
  • Huawei Technologies Co. L
  • IMAnet, Inc.
  • Insiava
  • Intel Corporation
  • JDI Europe
  • Konica Minolta Inc.
  • L-3 Communications
  • LG Display Co. Ltd
  • LG Electronics
  • Magna Mirrors
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Nanoco Technologies
  • Newry Corp
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Pacific Light Technology
  • PQ Labs Inc.
  • Qlight Nanotech
  • Qualcomm
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Samsung Display
  • Solomon Systech Limited
  • Synaptics
  • Technicolor
  • Toshiba Corporation
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