INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, announced an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists from leading players in the industry for its first Digital Book Printing Forum at Hunkeler Innovation Days. The half-day educational forum will focus on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing, and will be held Wednesday, February 13 at Hunkeler Innovation Days in Lucerne, Switzerland.
According to Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, "We're excited and honored to have the participation of key executives from leading suppliers, as well as business owners and directors from leading digital book manufacturers throughout Europe. Innovation Days is a growing and vibrant venue for digital print manufacturing and the ideal setting for a Forum focused on the latest trends and developments in digital book production."
In the opening session of the Forum Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, Ltd., will present recent INTERQUEST research in the digital book printing market from a global perspective. His presentation will be followed by a panel of executives from leading vendors in the market. Speakers will include: Hans Gut, Marketing Director of Hunkeler AG; Erwin Busselot, Marketing Director, Digital Printing, Kodak Graphic Communications Group EMEA; Andy Fetherman, Division Manager Digital Solutions, Müller Martini North America; and Benoît Chatelard, General Manager, Production Printing Solutions, Ricoh Europe.
Following the coffee break, owners and executives from leading digital book printers will discuss their experiences, applications, and challenges with digital printing, and explain how recent developments in digital printing, finishing, and substrates are helping their businesses. Speakers will include: Nicolas von Muehlenen, founder, CEO, and co-owner of Edubook, a B2B company located in Switzerland; Erick Piton, Director of Business Development at Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery in France; Raimo Pollari, Pilot Plant Director at KCL in Finland; and Andy Cork, Managing Director, Printondemand-worldwide in the U.K.
The Lucerne Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Graph-Tech, Hunkeler, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Mondi Group, Müller Martini, Canon Océ, Ricoh, and Sappi Fine Paper, with additional support from the Europe Business Document Association (EBDA), PODi, and Verband der Schweizer Druckindustrie (VSD).