INTERQUEST Digital Book Printing Forum Draws Industry Professionals to Frankfurt
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.
The Frankfurt Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by the leading players in the market, including Kodak, Muller Martini, Océ/Canon, Ricoh, Screen, and Xerox.
About INTERQUEST, Ltd.
Founded in 1989, INTERQUEST is a market and technology research and consulting firm in the field of digital printing and publishing. INTERQUEST has conducted extensive research into digital book printing markets. Its latest study Digital Book Printing: Market Update & Forecast (2012-2017) will be released in September 2012. Every year since 2006 INTERQUEST has organized the Digital Book Printing Forum held during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo in New York City. In 2011 INTERQUEST organized similar events in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Toronto, and Montréal. INTERQUEST can be reached by calling 00-1-434- 979-9945, by fax at 00-1-434-979-9959, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world—with around 7,500 exhibitors from over 110 countries. The Frankfurt Academy is the new conference brand of the Frankfurt Book Fair in collaboration with the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. Find out more about the Frankfurt Academy programme by visiting www.book-fair.com/academy or get the All-Access Ticket which will give you unlimited access to all conferences and sessions featured in the Frankfurt Academy programme at www.book-fair.com/allaccess.
Source: Press Release