Montréal 2009 Digital Printing Forum

Books & Manuals

Building on the success of recent digital printing seminars it organized in the U.S., Canada, and France in 2008, INTERQUEST—in partnership with the Institut des Communications Graphiques du Québec (ICGQ) and with the support of Québec Imprimerie—is organizing a new event in Montréal. The Digital Book/Manual Printing Forum will take place October 1, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at ICGQ.

The forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital printing in North America.

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Thursday October 1
9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Institut des Communications Graphiques du Québec

For more information, call 1-434-979-9945

Content Overview

The topics covered during the day will include:

  • Market trends & forecast
  • Quantifying the benefits of digital production
  • Applications & opportunities
  • Market drivers & bariers
  • Paper & electronic media
  • Impact of new ink jet presses
  • Key players and solutions

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Books & Manuals

8:00-9:00 AMRegistration/breakfast

9:00-9:15 AMWelcome/Introduction

Industry Update

9:15-10:00 AMKeynote

        • David Hetherington, Director Major Accounts, Digital Media Group, Baker & Taylor

David Hetherington will present his views on digital printing from the perspective of the largest book distributor in the world, and the role he believes it will play alongside conventional printing and electronic media.

10:00-10:45 AMDigital Book Printing Market Update

This presentation will draw from studies recently conducted by INTERQUEST in North America and Europe to provide a market update for digital book printing. Topics analyzed include: market size and growth, most promising sectors and applications, drivers and barriers, technology and market developments, as well as an assessment of the key vendors and their solutions.

        • Gilles Biscos, President, INTERQUEST, Ltd.

10:45-11:15 AMCoffee Break/tour exhibits

Suppliers' Perspectives

11:15 AM-12:30 PMLeading Vendors Executive Panel

Leading digital printing systems and latest development vendors will present their companies’ strategies in the book and manual market.

        • Steve Germansky, Publishing Specialist, Hewlett-Packard
        • Franklin Friedman, Senior Solutions Consultant, InfoPrint Solutions
        • John Conley, Vice President of Publishing, Xerox

12:30-1:30 PMLunch/tour exhibits

1:30-2:45 PMBook Printers Progress Report Panel

Leading book printers will present their experience, applications, successes, and challenges faced with digital printing. They will also explain how the latest digital print technology developments—both in monochrome and color—are helping them enhance their solutions and expand their applications.

        • Stephen Wilson, Vice President of Digital Sales, Frederic Printing a Consolidated Graphics company
        • Martin Cournoyer, General Manager, Transcontinental Métrolitho
        • Gil Carignan, Directeur Général, umen I digital &
          Patrick Chassé, Sales Director, umen I digital

2:45-3:15 PMCoffee Break/tour exhibits

Publishers' Viewpoint

3:15-3:45 PMINTERQUEST Study Results

INTERQUEST will present key highlights from its study conducted in 2009 among book publishers in North America. The objective of the study was to analyze the penetration of digital printing into the book market, project its evolution over the next three to five years, and better understand publishers’ perspectives and needs in regards to digital production.

        • Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST, Ltd.

3:45-4:45 PMPublishers Round Table

This session will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about publishers’ perspectives of digital book manufacturing and its future.

        • Jim Robinson, Vice President of Operations, Harlequin
        • Janine Schmidt, Trenholme Director of Libraries, McGill University &
        • Louise O’Neill, Associate Director, Library Technology Services, McGill University Library
        • Frantz Voltaire, Director, Editions Cidihca

4:45-5:00 PMConclusions

Institut des Communications Graphiques du Québec

999, Emile-Journault Avenue East
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2E2
Téléphone: 514 389 5061
Fax : 514 389 5840

How to get there:

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, INTERQUEST is a market and technology research and consulting firm in the field of digital printing and publishing. INTERQUEST has more than 2,000 clients worldwide; approximately two thirds are end user organizations and one-third are outside the United States. Activities and services include:

Multi-Client Market Research Studies & Industry Reports:

Over the last 19 years, INTERQUEST has produced numerous landmark multi-client market research studies on topics such as digital printing, print-on-demand, transactional printing, color printing and variable imaging, paper and pre-and post-processing/finishing. Recent studies on digital book manufacturing include:

  • The Digital book & Manual Printing Opportunity: Market Analysis & Forecast
  • High Growth Segments of Digital Book Printing : Market Analysis & Forecast.

    Consulting Services:

    INTERQUEST has conducted multiple consulting projects for leading industry players around the world. These include printing and finishing equipment vendors, software companies, service bureaus, end user companies, and trade organizations.

    Seminars and Industry Forums:

    Since 2003 INTERQUEST has conducted numerous seminars covering topics such as color production printing and personalized communications in graphic arts, transactional and vertical markets, as well as digital printing in government and higher education. Every year since 2006 INTERQUEST has organized The Digital Book Printing Forum during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo held in New York City. In 2008 INTERQUEST organized similar events in Paris and Montréal.

    Books and Guides:

    INTERQUEST offers books and guides which are being used by many organizations including equipment vendors, print providers, and end-user companies to educate their sales, marketing, and technical staff as well as customers and resellers.