2010 Toronto Digital Printing Forum

Building on the success of its digital printing seminars which have been held over the past three years in New York, Paris, and Montreal, INTERQUEST —in partnership with Ryerson University — is organizing a similar event in Toronto in 2010.

The Digital Printing Forum will take place on May 6, 2010 from 9:00 to 18:00 at Ryerson University.

The forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital printing in North America.

Organized by:     

In Partnership with:     

Thursday, May 6
9:00 to 18:00
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

For more information, call 1-434-979-9945
email: iquest@inter-quest.com

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Seminar Outline

08:00-09:00 Registration/breakfast


Digital Printing & Multi-channel Communications


09:15-9:45Digital Printing & Multi-channel Communications: Market Trends & Forecast, 2009-2014

        • Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST Ltd.

9:45-10:45Printed Documents & Multi-channel Communications

        • Kim Gross, Director Marketing & Sales, Pacesetter Enterprises, Inc.
        • Matthew Potter, Technology Director, Pénéga Communication
        • Alex Nuta, Technology Director, Varibase
        • Tim Flaman, Vice President Marketing & Online Business Solutions, West Canadian Digital Imaging Inc

Case studies, Q&A

10:45-11:15Break/Opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables

11:15-11:30Transactional Printing: Market Trends & Forecast

        • Gilles Biscos, President, INTERQUEST Ltd.

11:30-12:30Convergence of Direct Mail & Transactional/Transpromo

        • Andrew Idzior, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, DST Output Canada Inc.,
        • Nick Romano, Cofounder, President & CEO, Prinova
        • Kim Duxburry, Assistant Vice President, Product and Research, Sun Life Financial
        • Glenn Reiner, Vice President of Sales & Product Marketing, Symcor

Case studies, Q&A

12:30-13:30Lunch/Opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables


Digital Book & Manual Printing

13:30-14:00Market Trends & Forecast (Part 1)

        • Gilles Biscos, President, INTERQUEST Ltd.

14:00-15:00Book Printers Progress Report

        • John M. Lacagnina, President & CEO, ColorCentric Corp.
        • Jim Robinson, Vice President of Operations and Administration, Harlequin
        • Martin Cournoyer, Sales Director Market Team, Transcontinental Magazine, Book and Catalogue Group
        • Mike Collinge, President & CEO, Webcom Inc.

Case studies, Q&A

15:00-15:30Break/Opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables

15:30-15:45Market Trends & Forecast (Part 2)

        • Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST Ltd.

15:45-16:45Publishers’ Perspectives & Trends Toward Distribute & Print Panel

        • Larry Bennett, Vice President Digital Print Media, Baker & Taylor Digital Media Services
        • Wendy Moran, Director & Associate Vice President, Creative Services Division, Oxford University Press
        • Clive Powell, Executive Vice President of EDP, McGraw-Hill Ryerson
        • May Yan, Director of Retail Services, University of Waterloo Bookstore

16:45-17:00Wrap up & Conclusions

Ryerson University

School of Graphic Communications Management
125 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Y2, Canada
Tel: 416-979-5050
Fax: 416-979-5090

Map of the GCM Building: http://www.ryerson.ca/gcm/pages/map.html/


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 printing, color printing and variable imaging, substrates, and pre- and post-processing. Recent INTERQUEST studies on direct mail and transactional printing include:

  • North American Transactional Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2009-2014 (2009)
  • Digital MICR Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2008-2013 (2009)
  • Direct Mail Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2008-2013 (2009)
  • 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.