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 Digital Book Printing Forum will take place on June 9, 2010 from 9:00 to 17:00 at The Royal Society.

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.

Organized by:     

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
email: iquest@inter-quest.com

The seminar will focus on the following topics:

Sponsored by:

Supported by:


Seminar Outline

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.

        • 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

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.


Comments from attendees to previous INTERQUEST Digital Book Forums:

“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


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 past 20 years, INTERQUEST has produced numerous landmark multi-client market research studies on topics such as digital printing, print-on-demand, transactional and direct mail printing, color printing and variable imaging, substrates, and pre- and post-processing.

INTERQUEST studies on digital book manufacturing include:

  • Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2010-2015 (2010)
  • High Growth Segments of Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast (2007)
  • The Digital Book & Manual Printing Opportunity: Market Analysis & Forecast (2005)

    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 graphics 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 and 2009 INTERQUEST organized similar events in Paris and Montreal.

    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.