2011 Frankfurt Digital Book Printing Forum
Encouraged by the success of its New York, London, Paris, Toronto, and Montreal Digital Book Printing Forums, INTERQUEST is organizing a similar event in 2011 in Germany.
The seminar is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital book printing. Leading book printers and publishers, suppliers, influencers, and other major players of the book supply chain will share their experiences, present their latest developments, discuss hot topics and challenges, and provide their vision of the future.
Friday, October 14
9:00 to 17:00
Frankfurt Book Fair
Friday, October 14
9:00 to 17:00
Frankfurt Book Fair
For more information, call 001-434-979-9945
You will learn:
- How the market, applications, and technology for digital book printing are evolving
- The key drivers and challenges for digital book production
- How printers and publishers are successfully implementing digital printing
- How electronic and printed books are going to coexist
- The growth opportunities with digital color printing and distribute-and-print
- How digital book printing solutions fare on the market
- How the market is projected to grow through 2015
08:00-09:00Registration/Coffee & pastries
9:45-10:15Digital Book Printing Market Update and Forecast – INTERQUEST Study Results (Part I)
9:45-10:15Digital Book Printing Market Update and Forecast – INTERQUEST Study Results (Part I)
- Gilles Biscos, President, INTERQUEST Ltd.
10:15-10:45Break & opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables
10:45-12:00Book Printers Progress Report Panel
- Oliver Schimek, CEO, Digital Print Group
- Esben Molls Kabell. CEO and President, Lasertryk.dk
- Emanuele Bandecchi, Marketing Development Director, Rotolito Lombarda
- Guillaume de Courcy, Managing Director, SAGIM.
12:00-13:00Lunch break & opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables
13:00-14:00Leading Vendors Executive Panel
- Erwin Busselot. Marketing Director Digital Printing, Kodak Graphic Communications Group EMEA
- Dragan Volic, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Müller Martini
- Christoph Gauss, Manager Business Development Graphic Arts Solutions, Océ Printing Systems
- Robert Weiss, Head of technology and Business Development, MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
14:00-14:30Digital Book Printing Market Update and Forecast – INTERQUEST Study Results (Part II)
- Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST Ltd.
- Special guest: Lynn Kaplanian-Buller, Director, The American Book Center, Amsterdam The Hague
14:30-15:00Break & opportunity to tour show floor
15:00-16:00Workflow, Finishing, Paper and Inks Developments & Challenges
- Steve Fyfe, Director Digital Development, Magnum Digital Solutions
- Tracey Duffy, Business Development Manager, Cabot Corporation
- Aurélie Mathevon, Business Development Manager, UPM-Kymmene Oyj
- Andrew Pate, Director of Digital Sales and Programs, Edwards Brothers, Inc.
- Yves Lhommée, Production Director, Groupe Flammarion
- David Hetherington, Vice President, Academic/Educational Merchandising and Digital Printing, Baker & Taylor
- Oliver Lanka, Vice President Purchasing, Bertelsmann AG - Clubs and Direct Marketing Businesses
17:00-17:10Wrap up & Conclusions
An event specifically targeted at:
- Book manufacturers/printers
- Commercial printers
- Digital printers
- Finishing/binding companies
- Corporate and government publishing services
- Book publishers
- University presses
- Multi-media publishers
- Retail establishments
- Education organizations
Comments from attendees to previous INTERQUEST Digital Book Forums:“INTERQUEST seminars bring together important information through surveys and a broad range of speakers to stimulate strategic thinking on how to approach challenges in our business.”
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Emanuele Bandecchi is the third and last son of the founder and president of Rotolito Lombarda. He began working for Rotolito in 2009 after receiving a degree in communications. Following two years of experience, including a three-month internship with a U.S. company, he is now the digital business developer for his company. With a consolidated turnover of 150 million euros and nearly 400 employees, Rotolito Lombarda is one of the biggest private printing companies in Europe.
Gilles Biscos, the founder and President of INTERQUEST, has spent over 25 years in the information processing industry. He has extensive expertise in strategic planning, market research, competitive analysis, and the development of educational and training programs related to digital printing/publishing and document management. Mr. Biscos is the co-author of Digital Printing: The Reference Handbook, published in 1993 and updated in 1998 and 2004. He has spoken at a number of industry conferences and written numerous articles for publication. Mr. Biscos holds a Master of Science degrees in Economics and in Social Psychology.
In 2008, just before Drupa, Erwin joined Kodak GCG EAMER as the new Marketing Director for Digital Printing Systems. Today he's responsible for the Kodak Prosper Press go to market activities in Europe. He started his career in the Graphic Arts in 1988 at Agfa as a product specialist in the marketing department of the Business Imaging Systems group and was part of the Desktop Publishing revolution that was ongoing.
During his career he acquired a vast experience in sales and marketing, working for different companies in the Graphic Arts industry and in other high-tech industries. These included Scitex Europe, Tecnomatix Europe, HP Indigo EMEA, BarcoView, and Agfa Graphics. Native of Belgium, Erwin is fluent in five languages and holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from Group T, Louvain, as well as a B-t-B Sales & Marketing, certificate from EHSAL/INSTIMA, Belgium.
Toby Cobrin is a Director for INTERQUEST who has been involved in the electronic document industry for more than 25 years. Her roles have included technical and marketing positions in a leading document service bureau, technology advisor to the trade association Xplor International, and research analyst for INTERQUEST. Over the past four years she has worked on numerous INTERQUEST studies, including The Digital Book & Manual Printing Opportunity and High Growth Segments of Digital Book Printing. Ms. Cobrin has spoken at numerous industry conferences and has contributed articles to leading industry trade journals. Ms. Cobrin holds a Master of Science degree in Business from Columbia University.
Guillaume de Courcy
Guillaume de Courcy is Managing Director of SAGIM, a printing company based in France. Prior to this position, he was Managing Director of Sagim-Canale, a commercial printing company that he acquired, jointly with Christian Devambez and Lionel Gaillard (Fidéva Group), in 2009. From 1999 to 2003, Guillaume was responsible for large account digital printing sales at CPI’s Book it! Unit. In May 2010, SAGIM announced it will become the first printer in Europe to install the Kodak inkjet Prosper 1000 Press.
Tracey Duffy, European Business Development Manager of Cabot Inkjet Colorants, the world’s leader in aqueous pigment dispersions for inkjet inks, and a division of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT).Tracey is responsible for European strategy, sales and marketing for Cabot’s evolving Commercial Inkjet Segment. For almost10 years Tracey has worked within the Inkjet Colorants business and has played an active role in the evolution of inkjet technology through consumer, office and now commercial print applications. Insightful and an expert in her field, Tracey will share how Cabot’s pigment technology has enabled RR Donnelley’s inkjet adoption as well as her perspective on the digital conversion we are seeing in the book market.
Steven Fyfe joined the Board of Magnum Manufacturing and co-founded Magnum Digital Solutions in 2009. To date the company has provided Digital Finishing Solutions for inkjet manufacturers to numerous customers in six countries, partnering with the likes of HP and Kodak. Prior to this position, Steven was Director of Worldwide Sales at Timsons and led the development of their Digital Offerings. In 2004 he had been elected to the Board of Directors of Timsons Inc.
In 1995 he launched the T-48A, a quick make-ready press that influenced the way books were produced, and in 2001 he received the GATF award for innovation for leading the launch of the ZMR a quick change offset press design. In 2006, On behalf of Timsons, he received at Buckingham Palace the Queen’s Award for Innovation for spearheading the launch of the ZMR press. In 2008 he was elected to the Book Manufacturers Institute (BMI). Steven graduated from Western University in 1983.
Christoph Gauss has been responsible for Business Development Graphic Arts Solutions at the international headquarters of Océ Printing Systems in Poing, since 2007. He has 15 years of experience in digital printing, and prior to his current position he was Segment Management Business Group Graphic Arts at Océ Germany. Christoph holds a Print and Media Technology (Druck- + Medientechnik--FH) engineering degree.
Toby Green joined OECD Publishing in 1998 with a brief to modernize its marketing operation. The result was the launch, in 2000, of SourceOECD, an i-library comprising full-text books, journals and databases - the first to offer bundles of e-books on annual subscription. In 2004, he created OECD's award-winning StatLink service, linking full text publications to underlying data which was runner-up in ALPSP's Innovation award. In 2009, he led the a project that closed OECD's printing operation in favour of an all-digital, print-on-demand solution that is wholly integrated into OECD's global supply chain.
Toby began his publishing career in 1982 promoting and selling books for Academic Press before learning about journals with Elsevier Applied Science and encyclopedias and abstracting services with Pergamon Press where he also created the ContentsDirect email alert service. After Pergamon's acquisition by Elsevier he was appointed Associate Director Marketing for Elsevier UK. He is Chair of ALPSP and provides a voice for intergovernmental organisation publishers on the SWETS Publishers' Advisory Board. He is on the editorial board for Learned Publishing and is a regular speaker at events organised by scholarly publishing groups.
David Hetherington is Vice President of Academic Merchandising & Digital Short Run Printing for Baker & Taylor and an adjunct professor at the Pace University Graduate School of Book and Magazine Publishing. He was previously managing director for strategic business development for Integrated Book Technology, and has held senior positions in finance, operations and manufacturing with some of the industry's largest firms, including Simon & Schuster, Reader's Digest Association, BearingPoint Consulting, Wolters Kluwer Health and Columbia University Press.
Esben Mols Kabell
Esben Mols Kabell co-founded LaserTryk.dk A/S in Denmark in 1999, and is currently President of the company. LaserTryk.dk first specialized in short-run digital printing of standard collateral materials. In 2005 the offset production company Chronografisk A/S was established, and in 2009 Scandinavian Book A/S was established to create a market for short-run black-and-white digital book production. Scandinavian Book has since been established in Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Great Britain. The companies today employ about 75 people and have a turnover of 18 million Euros.
Lynn Kaplanian-Buller is director of The American Book Center, whose English-language stores in Amsterdam and The Hague are home to continental Europe's first Espresso Book Machines since late 2010. Lynn studied economics and sociology in Minnesota, USA before walking into the American Book Center in Amsterdam a week after it opened in 1972. There she stayed. Co-author of Passing on the Comfort, she has also experienced the Leicester Conference on group relations and likens running an organization of 55 international booksellers to directing a group of musicians. The first bookstore to have a working website, www.abc.nl dates from early 1994 and was inspired by a Frankfurt Book Fair conference at which it suddenly became obvious that no book retailer was yet making the online book-to-person distribution link we now take for granted.
As Vice President Purchasing, Oliver Lanka is responsible for the central print production and paper purchasing of all Book Club and Direct Marketing Businesses of the Bertelsmann AG. Oliver holds a degree in law and business administration and made his first experiences in a medium sized business consultancy. In the year 2000, he joined the media corporation Bertelsmann as a manager for international purchasing and operations of their internet retail business bol.com. Since 2004, he works for the Clubs dn Direct Marketing Businesses of the Bertelsmann AG in different purchasing functions and at different locations – including two engagements in China and England.
Bertelsmann is an international media company whose activities encompass television (RTL Group), book publishing (Random House, Clubs and Direct Marketing Buinesses), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), and outsourcing services (Arvato) in 50 countries.
For the last eight years, Yves Lhommée has been the production manager at Flammarion, a French publishing house belonging to the Italian group RCS. He formerly spent 14 years in the printing industry, learning about different technologies, after three years in the famous school Paper in Grenoble. He started his professional experience in 1989 at Berger Levrault, a printer dedicated to high quality magazines printed both in sheet and web offset. He also spent time in the French National Bank building and printing the Euro note, before becoming the general manager of a rotogravure printing plant belonging to Quebecor. His last experience before entering Flammarion in 2003 was as the general manager of the color division in CPI France.
Aurélie Mathevon has been Business Development Manager at UPM Kymmene Europe, Digital Printing Papers, since January 2011, where she supports American, Asian, and Overseas markets. Aurélie plays a key role in a new team created by UPM Kymmene to implement and grow its digital paper business. Prior to this position, she worked for three years as Technical Sales Manager, focusing on packaging, fine papers, digital and quickset printing processes. Before joining UPM Kymmene in 2005, she was an Engineer Trainee at Heidelberg/Goss Montataire Development Center. Aurélie has a degree in Chemistry—Material Science—and an Engineering degree from EFPG/PAGORA (Ecole Française de Papeterie et des industries Graphiques de Grenoble – The French Engineering School of Paper and Printing) part of the Grenoble INP group (Institut National Polytechnique).
Andrew Pate is a veteran in Book Publishing with a focus on new technologies. He was Senior Vice President of Business Development at On Demand Books, and Senior Vice President Global Operations at Lulu.com. He was with the early team at Lightning Source as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and COO at Rutledge Hill Press, successfully transitioning that general trade publisher to become part of Thomas Nelson. It was there that he first incorporated the very early print on demand capabilities as an inventory solution. From there he has been a key proponent of technologies enabling the exploding self-publishing and web based publishing markets. He has given talks worldwide on "The Convergence of Technology and Intellectual Property". Andrew has a BA from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from Xavier University.
Oliver Schimek is CEO of the Digital Print Group GmbH located in Nuernberg, and is the only shareholder of the group. After he completed his studies of engine building, he worked in his father’s company as business manager. In 1998 he founded the Digital Print Group GmbH in Erlangen. Digital Print Group is a full-service supplier from data handling to digital printing, bookbinding, and shipping. The company provides its customers numerous customized workflow solutions. In 2000 the company was a pioneer in the on-demand book printing sector, and is now a well known player for short run book solutions in the German market. The Digital Print Group also works in the photobook market with two own brands and for several large players in the industrial sector.
Dragan Volic is Vice President Marketing & Sales, Muller Martini Digital Solutions worldwide. Dragan and his team are responsible for the market development of Muller Martini's digital finishing solutions in the graphic arts industry. Dragan has played a large role in developing and introducing to the market SigmaLine, the total solution for digital book production and is enhancing the digital concept with various finishing methods throughout Muller Martini's divisions, such as soft- and hardcover book production as well as saddle stitching. Prior to his current position, Dragan has served in various roles within Muller Martini and has over 18 years experience in the graphic arts industry. He holds master degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Business.
Robert Weiss is Vice President Digital Printing, manroland AG, Germany. He heads the new business segment digital printing since 2009. Robert earned his engineering degree in Technical Physics from the Munich University of Applied Sciences in 1985. After 5 years of experience with digital imaging systems he joined manroland in 1990, where he worked on an innovative electrostatic printing project, and later added the R&D department for digital printing technologies.
Robert Weiss then joined the management team that designed the business unit Digital Printing Systems and was Head of the world-wide OEM business with industrial toner printing equipment. From 2004 till 2009 he was responsible for the evaluation and development of new businesses based on innovative technologies.
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