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
(Kontrast Room)

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Friday, October 14
9:00 to 17:00
Frankfurt Book Fair
(Kontrast Room)

For more information, call 001-434-979-9945
email: iquest@inter-quest.com

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Seminar Outline


08:00-09:00Registration/Coffee & pastries


09:05-9:45Forum keynote

        • Toby Green, Head of Publishing, OECD, Chair of ALPSP

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.

16:00-17:00Publishers' Perspectives

        • 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


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.”

Jim Robinson
Vice President of Operations and Administration
Harlequin Enterprises

“I thought the event was very well organized. I enjoyed seeing and hearing the speakers from different companies. Next year I will definitely spend more time at the Digital Book Forum.”

Michael Wright
Production Control Manager
BNA, Inc.

“I really enjoyed the market update session and INTERQUEST analysis of the key players and solutions out there. I appreciate that third party impartial view!”

John DePree
President & CEO
Bethany Press International

“We are converting our titles to digital. Now I have to figure out how to get those organized and cut down on our warehousing. I got a lot of good nuggets out of the forum that will help me”

Paul Woodsum
Production Manager
Mary Baker Eddy

“This was a great opportunity to be updated on where the market is going and to meet with key people in the industry. I am sure I will be back next year.”

Robert Legault
Advisor to the President
CPI Group

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    Founded in 1989 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 fourth are outside the United States. INTERQUEST 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, substrates, and pre-and post-processing/finishing. Studies on digital book manufacturing include:

    Consulting Services:

    INTERQUEST has conducted numerous 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 2010 INTERQUEST organized the third annual Digital Book Printing Forums in Paris and Montreal and the first similar event in London, as well as the first Toronto Digital Printing Forum.

    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. These publications include the Guide to Paper and Digital Printing: What you Should Know