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Roland Heroes judges announced

Roland Heroes judges announced

Roland DG has announced that Christian Duyckaerts and Beth Kempton will be official judges at Roland Hero 2018, the inaugural awards programme placing the spotlight on the members of the Roland community across the EMEA region.

Since its launch in April, the search for Roland Heroes has already uncovered amazing stories shared by Roland equipment users, with tales of love and family, accounts of overcoming adversity including illness and fire, inspiring stories of entrepreneurship, innovation and talent, and much more.

Entries to the competition will be accepted until December 31st 2018, after which a panel of very special judges will pore over every story and select the one individual who best represents what it means to be a Roland user.

The members of the jury will be Christian Duyckaerts, President of FESPA, Beth Kempton, best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur, and Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing at Roland DG EMEA.

Christian Duyckaerts has been active in the printing industry for more than 20 years and was inaugurated as President of FESPA, the global federation of 37 national associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community, in May 2017. He is also the Managing Director of Retail Communicators, a print production service located in Belgium and specialising in office interior decoration and rebranding.

Beth Kempton is a motivational speaker and energetic entrepreneur who founded the company Do What You Love, and co-founded Make Art That Sells and Make It In Design – three businesses she continues to run concurrently. She is an author and a specialist in Japanese culture and language, releasing her latest book Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life this year. Beth is also a veteran of judging panels, being a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Beyond Sport Awards, and co-founder of the Lilla Rogers Studio Global Talent Search.

Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing at Roland DG EMEA, will be the third judge at the special event to take place in Belgium on January 10th 2019, and hosted by the President of Roland DG EMEA, Gregory Bilsen.

For Roland customers interested in participating, there is still time to enter the Roland Hero 2018 title and win the holiday of a lifetime, with three unforgettable trips to choose from. Entrants should visit and submit their details before the closing date of December 31st 2018. Terms and conditions can be accessed via the website.

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