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INTERQUEST to deliver first London Digital Book Printing Forum

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Charlottesville, VA — INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced it will deliver its first U.K. educational forum on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing. The Digital Book Printing Forum will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, in London.

According to Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, "We've been greatly encouraged by the success of the digital book printing forums we have conducted over the past three years in New York, Paris, and Montreal, and think the time is right to expand the event to London. The U.K. is one of the leading countries in Europe to adopt digital printing for book manufacturing, and so it is natural for us to organize an event there."

In the morning session the Forum keynote will be followed by a panel of representatives from leading printing systems vendors who will present their companies' strategies and solutions for the book market. INTERQUEST will then present key results from its new study, Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2010-2015.

The afternoon portion of the program features a panel of leading book printers who will discuss their experiences with digital printing and their views of the market. INTERQUEST will then present the key results of its recent research about the digital book printing market in the U.K. This will be followed by a special session which will provide the perspectives of other key players in the book supply chain—publishing, distribution, and retail—on the use and growth of digital printing. They will also discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with the distribute-and-print model which is gaining tremendous momentum.

"The event will also provide the opportunity to discuss the impact of the key marketing announcements and technology developments from IPEX two weeks earlier," according to Biscos.

The Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Baker & Taylor, CPI, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Müller Martini, Océ, and Xeikon. It is supported by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Independent Publisher Guild (IPG).




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