2011 London Digital Book Printing Forum
Encouraged by the success of its first London Digital Book Printing Forum held in 2010, INTERQUEST is organizing a similar event in 2011.
Wednesday, June 22
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
You will learn:
- How the market, applications, and technology for digital book printing are evolving
- The key drivers and challenges for digital book production
- How printers and publishers are successfully implementing digital printing
- How electronic and printed books are going to coexist
- The growth opportunities with digital color printing and distribute-and-print
- How digital book printing solutions fare on the market
- How the market is projected to grow through 2015
08:00-09:00Registration/coffee and pastries
- Marion Desmartin, Head of Production, OECD Publishing
09:45-10:15Digital 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
- Mark Jones, Sales Director, Ashford Colour Press
- Bruce F. Jacobsen, Executive Vice President, Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc.
- Kate McFarlan, Managing Director, Clays ltd.
- Simone Bandecchi, Sales Director, Rotolito Lombarda SpA
12:00-13:00Lunch break & opportunity to visit sponsors' display tables
13:00-14:00Leading Vendors Executive Panel
- 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
14:00-14:30Digital Book Printing Market Update and Forecast - INTERQUEST Study Results (Part II)
- Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST Ltd.,
14:30-15:00Break & opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables
15:00-16:00Workflow, Finishing, Paper and Ink Developments & Challenges
- Andreas Schillinger, General Manager, Müller Martini U.K.
- Nick Jones, Commercial Director, Cabot InkJet Colorants
- Aurélie Mathevon, Business Development Manager, UPM-Kymmene Oyj
- David Mickleburgh, Manufacturing Director, Clays Ltd.
- Louise Cameron, Production Director, Continuum International
- Jayne Simpson, Senior Production Manager, Egmont U.K. Ltd.
- Nigel Marsh, Director of Publishing Services, Faber & Faber
- Francis Atterbury, Partner, Hurtwood Press
- Richard Adey, Managing Director, penwizard Ltd.
17:00-17:10Conclusions & Wrap up
Richard is managing director of Penwizard Ltd which he established in 2004 as a specialist in the emerging sector of digital printing and online publishing. Penwizard focuses on developing and operating the websites, data management processes, and digital print systems. Product developments include personalised publishing of avatar based children’s books, and photo products including calendars, albums and cards, and personalised diaries with Letts.
He has extensive experience of online retailing, brand licensing, and product personalisation. He has worked with major publishers including Penguin and has strong relationships with the online divisions of major retailers including WHSmith, and Toysrus. Richard has worked internationally in America, Europe, North Africa and the Far East. He was a senior manager for British Airways and became managing director of Hawker Pacific UK. He has operated as an independent business consultant and for 12 years was a senior consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Richard has business start up experience with Penwizard Ltd and café restaurants. His qualifications include an MBA at London Business School, and an MSc in technology and business strategy at Cranfield University.
Francis Atterbury is joint partner of Hurtwood Press. During the last 25 years, he has established a formidable reputation and transatlantic career by working with some of the most prestigious companies and high profile individuals in the art world, publishing, design and printing industries. He has extensive production experience in most printing disciplines from traditional letterpress through to digital and brings a true client and results based focus to his work. Digitally printed books from Hurtwood have won many awards from the first iTonie from Mohawk Paper in 2008 to the British Design & Production Award for best digital book last year.
Simone Bandecchi is Sales Director at Rotolito Lombarda and part of the Management Board, headed by his father Paolo, who is also the president and the only shareholder of the group. After earning a degree in Economics in 2005, Simone started working for Rotolito Lombarda as Sales Development Executive for the U.K. market. With a business-oriented mind and enthusiasm for working with foreign countries, he has enlarged Rotolito’s turnover in external markets, which now represent over the 50% of the company’s total business.
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.
Louise has worked in publishing for over twenty years. Her career began in 1988 at The Crowood Press in Wiltshire, UK, where she worked in desk-editorial roles before moving into the area of editorial and production management. She spent 8 years in the USA (from 1990), where she held a teaching post in the Department of English, Philosophy and Languages at Arkansas State University. However, she kept a foot in the publishing camp throughout this period, freelancing for various university presses including Chicago, New Mexico and Florida, and returned in-house immediately on her return to the UK in 1997. She joined Kogan Page as Publishing Manager in 1998 and was invited to join the Board as Publishing Services Director in 2003. In 2009 she moved to Continuum International Publishing, where she is currently Group Production Director.
Toby Cobrin is a Director for INTERQUEST who has been involved in the electronic document industry for more than 25 years. Her roles have included technical and marketing positions in a leading document service bureau, technology advisor to the trade association Xplor International, and research analyst for INTERQUEST. Over the past four years she has worked on numerous INTERQUEST studies, including The Digital Book & Manual Printing Opportunity and High Growth Segments of Digital Book Printing. Ms. Cobrin has spoken at numerous industry conferences and has contributed articles to leading industry trade journals.
Ms. Cobrin holds a Master of Science degree in Business from Columbia University.
Marion Desmartin has been Production Director at OECD Publishing since 2002. OECD, celebrating its 50th year of developing better policies for better lives, is one of the world’s major inter-governmental organizations. It is also a major publisher in the field of public policy and economics, releasing around 400 titles annually (in many languages). Over the past decade, OECD Publishing has evolved to become a digital publisher and now generates 80% of its sales from online information services and e-books. As part of this evolution, Marion led a project to place digital printing (including print-on-demand) at the centre of OECD’s global print supply chain, which included the closing of OECD’s in-house offset print shop in 2009.
From 1991 to 2000 Marion headed a 150 staff printing and communication group comprising three printing units in web and sheet offset in Reims, France. In 1995 she established a marketing consultancy company specialised in localising and introducing new desktop publishing products on the francophone market. Prior to that, she spent three years as Sales Development Manager for the French, Swiss and Belgium markets at the Mondadori Printing unit based in Verona, Italy, in the area of large print run catalogs. She started her career as production Editor at Editions Arthaud, in Paris. She holds a degree in Graphic Arts from the Ecole Estienne, the Paris based school for book industry and art, and a MBA from ESSEC business school.
Bruce F. Jacobsen
Bruce Jacobsen is Executive Vice President of Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc. (Agawam, Massachusetts). With the company since 1978, he oversaw the changes that transformed Bridgeport National bindery from a company doing exclusively library binding to a multi-faceted on-demand digital book manufacturer. Most of his company’s current growth has come from its expansion in the print on demand business and from expanding its geographical market area—with customers on both coasts, in the Midwest and Europe.
Mark Jones worked in the Production Department of a magazine after graduating from University. He then moved into sales with Ashford Colour Press in 1987 and has been part of the company for 24 years. In 2002 along with Allan Gray and Rob Hutcheson, Mark was successful in raising the finance and completing an MBO to take the company into both Large Format Litho and Digital production processes. In 2005 they launched Jellyfish Print Solutions which provides a Production and Purchasing service for Publishers.
Nick Jones, Commercial Director of Cabot Inkjet Colorants, the world's leader in aqueous pigment dispersions for inkjet inks, and a division of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT).Nick is responsible for global strategy, sales and marketing. Over the last 15 years Nick has worked within the inkjet colorants business and has played an active role in the evolution of inkjet technology through consumer, office and now commercial print applications. Insightful and an expert in his field, Nick also works closely with the world's largest printer, RR Donnelley, and will share his perspective on the pace of change and inkjet's role in the digital conversion we are seeing in the book market.
Kate McFarlan is Managing Director at Clays, a wholly-owned subsidiary of St Ives (since 1985), that has been in the business of making books since 1817. Kate’s career has been spent in books: She started her working life at Pergamon Press in Oxford after university; moved on to Penguin Books in 1982 and from there to Clays in 1997. She joined Clays in order to implement a new capacity planning system, moved on to become Customer Service Director in 2000, and Managing Director in 2009.
Aurélie Mathevon has been Business Development Manager at UPM Kymmene Europe, Digital Printing Papers, since January 2011, where she supports American, Asian, and Overseas markets. Aurélie plays a key role in a new team created by UPM Kymmene to implement and grow its digital paper business. Prior to this position, she worked for three years as Technical Sales Manager, focusing on packaging, fine papers, digital and quickset printing processes. Before joining UPM Kymmene in 2005, she was an Engineer Trainee at Heidelberg/Goss Montataire Development Center. Aurélie has a degree in Chemistry—Material Science—and an Engineering degree from EFPG/PAGORA (Ecole Française de Papeterie et des industries Graphiques de Grenoble – The French Engineering School of Paper and Printing) part of the Grenoble INP group (Institut National Polytechnique).
David Mickleburgh is currently Manufacturing Director of Clays with specific responsibility of delivering the company’s digital strategy. David’s entire career has been spent in book production and in 1982 he ran the Singapore operation. When returning he became General Manager of Web printing and was responsible for setting up the company’s colour printing department in 1992. Since then he has undertaken a number of General Manager positions across all departments and became Manufacturing Director in 2008.
Andreas Schillinger is Managing Director of Muller Martini Ltd in the United Kingdom. He is a German national and has been active for his Swiss principal company in the UK for the last 14 years. Overall he has over 25 years of marketing experience in the printing industry, serving in in several international sales and management roles for capital investment machine manufacturers, covering the web-offset field, packaging and print finishing. He is responsible for the local Muller Martini activities and has been deeply involved in the introduction and the implementation of the very first inline finishing solutions in the British book market, in addtion to looking after the sales and the service of the comprehensive, industrial finishing machine range of the Muller Martini Group. Andreas holds an engineering master degree in printing technology of the Hochschule fuer Medien in Stuttgart, Germany.
Jayne Simpson is Senior Production Manager at Egmont UK, the leading children’s book publisher. In her current role she is responsible for a team who purchase and manage the global manufacture of over 17million units per year. Jayne works closely with creative teams on both physical and more recently digital product. She has extensive experience of both the publishing and manufacturing industry and has worked on both adult and children’s books during her twenty year career.
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.
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.