Successful ANJ PrintCity Workshop, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Over 30 members of the Associacão Nacional De Jornais (ANJ) attended a joint Workshop meeting organised with PrintCity at Zero Hora in Porto Alegre, Brazil in September.

Following an introduction to the Brazilian market by Ricardo Pedreira, the ANJ Executive Director, the main session was led by PrintCity members manroland web systems, Océ and Trelleborg. The Workshop focused on new business models and opportunities for newspapers in Latin America, plus an update on the latest Lean & Green industry thinking. After the meeting a tour of the press facilities at Zero Hora was followed by a dinner.

Ricardo Pedreira confirmed that the day had been very successful, commenting, “Our ANJ members found the Workshop with PrintCity members very useful and productive. Sharing information, opportunities and samples about value added printing, press productivity and lean & green good practice created a very positive discussion and learning experience for all.”

Workshop Topics

A series of interactive presentations & audience discussions included these topics:

• Green and Lean – Mutually dependent objectives

• New possibilities with digital printing solutions and offset/digital combinations

• Protecting investment in installations – web printing

• Newspaper Innovations

Each member of the audience received copies of the PrintCity PRINT: SEEN! LEAN & GREEN and Carbon Footprint & Energy Reduction publications, available also from the PrintCity SHOP.

Workshops, Seminars, Events with PrintCity

PrintCity Alliance members work together with local organisations and partners in Latin America, Europe and elsewhere to share their combined cross-industry knowledge in targeted events, seminars and workshops. Topics vary but include Value Added Packaging plus Lean & Green knowledge and best practice.