INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, and Ryerson University, Canada's leader in innovative career-focused education, announced they are partnering again to deliver the 2012 INTERQUEST Digital Printing Forum in Toronto on May 24.
According to Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, "This event has been well-received, with last year's attendance increasing 30%. Ryerson is a great partner and we're extremely excited to be returning to Toronto with the event. We will again be focusing the program on high-growth digital printing markets and are assembling a stellar line-up of speakers and panelists."
The two-part event will be held at Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Digital Printing & Multi-Channel Communications will take place in the morning and will be focused on the synergies between printed and electronic communications, trends in personalized marketing communications, and the convergence of direct mail and transactional printing applications. The seminar targets marketing and communications professionals, direct mail printers, transactional printing operations and digital print providers.
• Digital Book & Manual Printing will take place in the afternoon, and targets publishers, book printers, digital print providers, and other book industry professionals. The seminar will focus on market trends, applications and opportunities, and challenges for short-run and on-demand digital book printing.
"The forum will be held ten days after drupa—the largest graphic arts and printing show in the world which is held in Germany every four years—so our event will provide a great opportunity for analyzing the impact of drupa announcements and product launches on these important segments of the market," added Biscos.
The 2012 Toronto Digital Printing Forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST market research conducted in North America, and will feature speakers and panelists from leading buyers, and provider organizations.
According to Ian Baitz, Chair of the School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University, "We strive to provide a state-of-the-art four-year degree program focused on the graphic arts and part of doing that naturally requires us to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry. Our sponsorship of programs such as the INTERQUEST 2012 Toronto Digital Printing helps advance our mission, particularly since this seminar focuses on the very latest technologies and applications. We are excited to again bring this event back to our campus."
The 2012 Toronto Digital Printing Forum is sponsored by industry leaders, including Canada Post, Cascades, Domtar, GMC Software, Heidelberg, KBR Graphics, Konica Minolta, NewPage, Océ/Canon, Ricoh, RISO, and Webcom.