Shaping the Future of Print is a conference series organised by Integraf that looks into one specific subsector of the printing industry each year. Conferences on the Book Market, Direct Mail, Magazine Market and Packaging have been organised in recent years.
The next conference is on the topic of commercial printing and will be held in Brussels on Thursday, 20 February 2020.
The event will look at Commercial Print defined as the production of brochures, leaflets and catalogues. Topics covered will include market trends, online-print, environmental aspects and European legislation affecting the sector. Speakers will come from academia, the European Commission and industry. The conference takes place in cooperation with Smithers, a renowned market research institute for the printing industry who will deliver the market and statistical figures. The conference report including the Smithers market data will be made available to all participants.
The conference will highlight:
Sustainability - listen to the European Commission present on the application of the Circular Economy strategy
Competitiveness - the renowned institute Smithers will give the latest figures and state of the market
Industry secrets - learn about print buyer perspectives, new technologies and strategies of success
Real world best practice - companies will showcase their success in this competitive sector
The first set of speakers announced are:
Jannick Schmidt, University of Aalborg (Denmark)
Mark Davies, European Letterbox Association (UK)
Markus Hoffmann, Leonard Kurz Stiftung (Germany)
Miguel Delcour, KVGO (The Netherlands)
Paul Verspoor, Intergraf Environmental Consultant
Sean Smyth, Smithers
Dr Jörg Eggers, BVDA (Germany)
Annette Dales, Multicopy (The Netherlands)
Name TBC, European Commission
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