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INTERQUEST Announces Speakers & Panelists for 2014 London Digital Book Printing Forum

Industry Leaders from Printers, Publishers, & Suppliers to Participate in Fifth Annual Event

INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced a stellar lineup of speakers and panelists for the 2014 London Digital Printing Forum, which will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, in London.

Held each year in London since 2010, the full-day educational forum will focus on key trends in the book market, the evolution of book manufacturing and the supply chain, and the use of digital printing to produce books.

According to Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, "We're thrilled with the speakers for this year's event; they represent the cutting edge of digital book manufacturing in Europe. Forum participants will have a rare opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the brightest lights in the industry."

The program will commence with a presentation by Mr. Biscos updating the latest trends and developments in the book market. A panel of book industry leaders will then share their thoughts on the future outlook for the market. Speakers include: Jonathan Huddart, Head of Sales, Books and Journals, CPI Books; Amelia Douglas, Production Director, Pan Macmillan; and Karina Luke, Executive Director, Book Industry Communication Ltd.

Following the presentation of key findings from recent INTERQUEST research into the book market, a panel of publishers and printers will discuss their initiatives and experiences in streamlining the book supply chain. Speakers include: Kate McFarlan, Strategic Director, Clays; Arjen Jansen, Production Director, Collins Learning; and Nick Ross, Production Director, Little, Brown Book Group. Attendees will then hear from leading print systems vendors on their companies' strategies and developments in the market. Panelists include: Reinhold Frech, Sales & Marketing Director, Commercial Printing Group, Canon EMEA; Erwin Busselot, Marketing Director Digital Printing, Kodak Graphic Communications Group EMEA; Benoit Chatelard, General Manager, Production Printing Solutions, Ricoh Europe; and Jean-Marc Pasturel, General Manager, Sales, European Continuous Feed Inkjet Solutions, Xerox.

After lunch the program will resume with additional INTERQUEST research findings, presented by Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST. Andy Cork, Managing Director, PrintonDemand Worldwide, and Terry Compton, Production Manager, Troubador Publishing Ltd. will then discuss trends in the use of on-demand and short-run book production. A panel of professionals will discuss trends and issues in the areas of finishing and substrates. Speakers include: Hans Gut, Director of Sales & Product Management, Hunkeler AG, Switzerland; Stephen Mellon, Digital Business Partner, Antalis U.K.; Allan Gray, Production Director, Ashford Colour Press; and Jason Seaber, Technical Sales Specialist, Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS).

Following a mid-afternoon break, printers and publishers will address the use of colour in digital book printing, as well as new and emerging opportunities and applications. Speakers include: Emanuele Bandecchi, Marketing Manager, Rotolito Lombarda, speaking jointly with Walter Castiglione, Journals Production Manager, LSWR Srl; and Francis Atterbury, Hurtwood Press, speaking jointly with Charlotte MacDonald, Director, Special Case Books.

The day will conclude with a last word to buyers and users from a panel of speakers which includes: Carol Catley, Director, Goodwill Art Service Ltd.; Neill Thompson, Production & Stock Controller, Hay House UK; John Rowell, Managing Director, Jasprint Ltd.; and Martyn Clements, Print Supplier & Procurement Manager, Global Academic Books, Oxford University Press.

The 2014 London Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Antalis, Canon, CPI, Hunkeler, Intelligent Finishing Systems/Tecnau, Kodak, Ricoh, Rotolito Lombarda, Timsons, and Xerox. It is supported by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), Book Industry Communication (BIC), The British Association for Print and Communications (BAPC), The European Publishers Council (EPC), The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), The Independent Publisher Guild (IPG), The International Association of STM Publishers, and The Publishers Association (PA).




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