2010 London Digital Book Printing Forum
Encouraged by the success of its Digital Book Printing Forums organized in New York since 2006, and
in Paris and Montreal since 2008, INTERQUEST is offering a similar event in London in 2010.
The event is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital book printing. INTERQUEST
analysts will present key results from the company’s new study, Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis
& Forecast, 2010-2015.
Wednesday, June 9
9:00 to 17:00
The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG
For more information:
call: 44 (0)845 273 3891
The seminar will focus on the following topics:
- Market trends and forecast
- Quantifying the benefits of digital book production
- Applications and opportunities
- Drivers and issues
- Digital book printing solutions
- Trends in substrates, paper handling, and finishing
- The movement towards distribute and print
- Printed books and eBooks
- Developments and announcements at IPEX
08:00-09:00 Registration/coffee and pastries
09:15-10:00 Forum Keynote A leading global publisher will explain how digital printing has helped the organization better manage its supply chain by enhancing the efficiency of stock management, while extending the life of products and maximizing sales.
09:15-10:00 Forum Keynote
A leading global publisher will explain how digital printing has helped the organization better manage its supply chain by enhancing the efficiency of stock management, while extending the life of products and maximizing sales.
- Paul Major, Director of Stock Planning, UK Academic Division & OUP-USA, Oxford University Press
10:00-10:45Digital Book Printing Market Update (Part I)
INTERQUEST will present key results from its new study Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2010-2015.
- Gilles Biscos, President, INTERQUEST Ltd.
10:45-11:15Break/Opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables
11:15-12:15Leading Vendors Executive Panel
This session will feature a panel of executives from leading digital printing systems vendors who will present their views of the industry and provide an update on their companies’ strategies in the book market.
- Robert Stabler, Direct Marketing, Transactional & Publishing Segment Manager, Hewlett-Packard EMEA
- Erwin Busselot. Marketing Director Digital Printing, Kodak Graphic Communications Group EMEA
- Dragan Volic, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Müller Martini
- Paul Krisson, Graphic Arts Programme Manager, Océ Printing Systems
12:15-13:30Lunch break and opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables
13:30-14:45Book Printers and Manufacturers Progress Report Panel
Leading book printers and manufacturers will present their experience, applications, and challenges faced with digital printing. They will also explain how the latest digital print technology developments—both in monochrome and colour—are helping them enhance their solutions and expand their applications.
- David Stewart, Sales Director, Bell & Bain Ltd.
- Bernard Kiefffer, Technology & Supply Chain Director, CPI
- Andy Cork, Managing Director, Printondemand-worldwide
- Guillaume de Courcy, Managing Director, SAGIM.
14:45-15:15Break/opportunity to visit sponsors' display tables
15:15-15:45Digital Book Printing Market Update (Part II)
INTERQUEST will present key results from its study of the Digital Book Printing Market in the U.K.
- David Davis, Director, INTERQUEST Ltd.
15:45-16:45Publishers’ Perspectives and Trends Toward Distribute and Print Panel
Publishers will share their experiences with digital printing and their perspective on the future of paper books and eBooks. Panelists will also discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with the distribute-and-print model, which is gaining tremendous momentum.
- Larry Bennett, Vice President Digital Print Media, Baker & Taylor Digital Media Services
- Gareth Hardy, Head of Buying, Blackwell
- Nicola Haden, Commercial Manager Emerald Books, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
- Symmie Tyson, Assistant Manager Manufacturing, John Wiley & Sons
16:45-17:00Conclusions and Wrap up
Larry Bennett holds the position of Vice President of Digital Print Media at Baker and Taylor, the world's largest distributor of books and complementary products. In that role, he is responsible for all aspects of TextStream, Baker & Taylor's Print On Demand Business. Prior to joining Baker & Taylor, he was president and founder of Public Square Books, a specialty book distribution company, acquired three years ago by Baker & Taylor. Before that, he was CEO of several small businesses in the book distribution space. Always an entrepreneur, he was president of Bennett Industries, a family business specializing in the import/export of specialty building materials, from 1980 through 1999. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He is a member of YPO (Young President's Organization).
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 coauthor 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 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.
Andy Cork, owner of Printondemand-worldwide, started the business in 1995 offering facilities management to major companies, taking over their non-core business in relation to print.
Andy entered the print industry when he worked as an estimator for the implant International Computers Ltd (now Fujitsu) in the late 80’s where he was sponsored to study printing technology at Watford College and went on to achieve a masters in world class manufacturing. Drawing experience from the production models within the car industries of Japan and the USA he went on to implement the ‘just in time’ techniques into the printing industry.
Printondemand-worldwide is now a global player within the book industry, offering a complete solution for the production life cycle of a book; from one copy upwards. He has developed the company’s efficiency by ever minimising manual intervention through the development of IT systems and programs; creating and implementing the very latest in technology driven workflows.
David Davis is a Director for INTERQUEST and has more than 20 years experience in the printing and publishing industry where he has held both technical and managerial positions in newspaper, book production, and corporate publishing. He has extensive experience in implementing and managing digital production printing and publishing systems. He has authored numerous industry reports related to digital production printing. Mr. Davis has spoken at many industry events and is a regular contributor to a number of trade publications.
Mr. Davis holds a Master of Science degree in Printing Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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.
Nicola joined Emerald Group Publishing Limited in September 2008 becoming Commercial Manager for the Emerald Books programme in August 2009. The Emerald Books programme was launched in December 2007 following acquisition and is now established as a core sector of the Emerald business. With support from the Emerald Books Commercial Teams in the UK and US offices Nicola is responsible for global books revenue. Nicola has a central role in developing Emerald's print on demand and eBooks strategy and manages strategic relationships with third party providers in these areas.
Nicola joined Elsevier Science & Technology Books in 2002 where she worked within the Key Account Team for three years managing Amazon.co.uk and other major retail accounts. She started her bookselling career with Ottakar's in 1996.
Gareth HardyGareth Hardy is Head of Buying at Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest academic retailer, responsible for all buying and publishers relations across Blackwell’s three sales channels, retail, online and library supply. He has over 20 years experience in academic bookselling, prior to joining Blackwell’s he was Academic Buying Manager at Waterstone’s. He has twice been chair of the Academic and Professional Booksellers Group of the Bookseller’s Association, a trade working group to promote the interests of UK academic booksellers and publishers
Bernard Kieffer is Technology & Supply Chain Director of CPI—the largest European book manufacturing group, with nearly 600 million books produced yearly. He is responsible for designing the new tools & roadmap which will allow CPI in the next decade to move from an almost 100% analog production basis with high fix cost structure, to a very flexible cost position for the mainly part of the production.
Mr. Kieffer has extensive experience in book manufacturing and a broad knowledge of the European Publishing Industry. For five years he was Managing Director for CPI France and is therefore largely customer oriented. He holds a master's degree in Printing and Packaging Engineering from the National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble, and an Executive MBA in Management from HEC Paris.
Paul Krisson is Graphic Arts Programme Manager at Océ Printing Systems. Paul has spent over 32 years working in the printing industry. After starting his career with Kodak, he later worked for Scitex and Linotype prior to joining Océ 13 years ago. He has worked in a digital environment for the last 19 years, heavily involved from the beginnings of digital colour proofing, digital book production and digital newspaper printing. He has worked in both the UK and at an international level, developing the market for digitally printed books and newspapers—from initial concepts onto developing working business models. He currently supports the Océ UK sales teams, spending a lot of time working with Litho printers who are looking to invest in digital presses.
Paul Major has 20 years experience in the book industry ranging from retail management, through wholesale and now into publishing. Currently at Oxford University Press holding the role of Stock Planning Director for both the UK Academic division and OUP USA, Paul is responsible for all manufacturing relationships in the UK and the design function. He holds trans-Atlantic responsibility for stock management, POD and Publications management. He is a demand planning professional and has been involved in the print on demand programme and digital printing for five years. Prior to OUP Paul was with Blackwell’s Retail, The Stationery Office and AMS UK Books (now Baker & Taylor).
Robert Stabler is Direct Marketing, Transactional & Publishing Segment Manager at Hewlett-Packard EMEA. Prior to this position, Robert was Country Manager UK an Ireland for Indigo Digital Print at Hewlett-Packard. Robert joined HP at the beginning of 2007. Having spent 25 years in the High-tech Imaging and Printing Industry for companies based in both Europe and America, he has a high level of experience of disruptive technologies and their impact on the market place. Robert’s experience and knowledge is highly valued by industry professionals, he has been selected as keynote speaker for various conventions and events including World Leaders in Print 2004, and Xplor 2006.
In 2003, the Association of Graphic Communications honored him with the Power of Communication Award. Robert has also been an active member of the board for the NYU Graphics Communications Management and Technology Program since 2000, and was appointed as a member of the NPES Board of Directors in 2004-2006.
David Stewart has been Sales Director at Bell & Bain Ltd., since 2000. Bell & Bain provides books and journals for the academic, educational, and professional publishing markets. From 1990 to 2000 David was sales Director for Druck Chemie UK, a global print chemistry company, based in Germany, and producing printing chemicals for the litho industry.
Prior to Druck Chemie, David was Sales and Technical Manager at Charles Openshaw Ltd Manchester. There he was responsible for the sales of plates and consumables to conventional litho customers in Scotland and Ireland, as well as for technical support throughout the U.K. As a print professional with over 40 years of experience in both retail and manufacturing, David has an excellent perspective on the various options to manufacture books and journals, both with digital and conventional technologies.
Symmie Tyson is Assistant Manufacturing Manager for the UK Professional & Trade division of John Wiley & Sons where she is responsible for the purchasing and manufacturing of both conventional and digitally printed book product. John Wiley & Sons is a Global Books and Journals Publisher with subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Singapore and a sizable digital print books programme.
Symmie has been involved in purchasing digital print for the UK element of the programme for the past seven years.
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.
The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)20 7451 2500
The Royal Society is located in Carlton House Terrace, just off Waterloo Place, between Pall Mall and The Mall.
It is a five minute walk to Piccadilly Circus underground station and a ten minute walk to Charing Cross main line and
underground stations, or a 20 minute walk through St James's Park to Victoria. Trafalgar Square and bus lines
are also very close.
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