World Printers Forum to Hold in October 2015


The 2015 edition of the World Printers Forum is scheduled to take place in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

The Forum is one of three strategy conferences taking place alongside the World Publishing Expo which holds from October 5 to 7, 2015. The Expo and the conference are expected to receive 7,000 visitors and will feature more than 200 exhibitors and 70 speakers.

Hermann Petz, CEO of the Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, will be the keynote speaker at the Forum. Mr Petz who is on a bold mission to put an end to today’s endless bashing of newspapers recently authored a book titled “The newspaper is dead? Long live the newspaper!” on the 70th anniversary of the Tiroler Tageszeitung’s.

Mr Petz will be discussing the power of print when he delivers the keynote address of the World Printers Forum conference in Hamburg.

The conference will feature presentations on new research projects, innovations in the newspaper print business, product development and technology. The Conference will also reflect the work of the World Printers Forum, the print community within World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

The World Printers Forum Conference will feature:

— New business models of newspaper printing;

— Innovations in technology and product development;

— Optimizing materials: paper and ink;

— Learning from other industries, lead in innovation and launch new projects.

Confirmed speakers at the World Printers Forum include: Thomas Drensek, (Germany), Beat Lauber, (Switzerland), Kurt Kribitz, (Austria), Matthias Tietz, (Germany), Hugo Jacqmain (Québec, Canada), Krishnendu Bose (India), Nigel Wells, Manfred Werfel, (Austria).

The conference will also provide a platform for experts to debate the future of the printed newspaper and present the top priorities and action plans needed to make print a part of the future of news media. Experts will be seeking to answer the pressing question: “Is print part of the past or part of the future?”

The World Printers Forum is the print community within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). It advises WAN-IFRA in all aspects of the printed newspaper. WAN-IFRA is the global organization of the world’s newspapers and news publishers which has offices in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India. It represents many publications, online sites and companies in over 120 countries.