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INTERQUEST Digital Book Printing Forum Draws Industry Professionals to Frankfurt

Second Frankfurt Digital Book Forum Slated for October 11 in Germany

October 8, 2012
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Charlottesville, VA & Frankfurt, Germany (October 8, 2012) — INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced a rich and diverse lineup of speakers and panelists for its second Frankfurt Digital Book Printing Forum. The full-day educational forum focuses on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing. It will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, Ltd., will kick off the event and present key results from his firm's latest research in the digital book printing market in North America and Europe. After his presentation, he will invite a panel of leading players from key sectors of the industry to share their views of the market and discuss key issues for the future of their business. Participants will include: David Hetherington, Vice President - Academic/Educational Merchandising & Digital Printing, Baker & Taylor; Lynn Kaplanian-Buller, Director, American Book Center in Amsterdam; and Guillaume de Courcy, Managing Director, SAGIM.

A panel of leading book printers follows. Speakers include Nicolas von Muehlenen, Managing Director Edubook AG; Frédéric Fabi, President & CEO, Dupli-Print Group; and Roberto Noviello, Managing Director, Re.Be.L. Panelists will discuss their experiences, applications, and challenges in digital book manufacturing and explain how recent technological developments are helping to enhance their solutions.

Following lunch, executives from leading digital printing systems vendors will provide an update of their company's strategy, developments, and recent success stories in the book market. They will also discuss topics and issues key to the growth of digital printing. Speakers will include: Erwin Busselot, Marketing Director Digital Printing, Kodak Graphic Communications Group EMEA; Christoph Gauss, Manager Business Development Graphic Arts Solutions, Océ Printing Systems; Benoît Chatelard, General Manager, Production Printing Solutions, Ricoh Europe; and Jo Oliphant, European Marketing, Xerox Europe.

Toby Cobrin, a Director at INTERQUEST, will present additional research findings, leading into a special session on challenges and developments related to workflow, paper handling, finishing, substrates, and inks in digital book printing applications. Speakers will include: Pierre Barki, Presidenr, Barki Agency; Reto Amherd, Sales & Product Manager Digital Solutions, Muller Martini: and Guillaume de Courcy, Managing Director, SAGIM.

Key players in book publishing will wrap up the event by sharing their experiences with digital printing, along with their views on the synergy/competition between printed books and eBooks, and the impact of new digital printing technology developments on book manufacturing. Speakers will include: Ann Arnow, Executive Vice President, Bridge Publications Inc.; Gerard Willemsen, Production Manager, New Amsterdam; and Antoine Del Busso, Managing Director, University Presses of Montreal.
 

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