manroland web systems at “WAN-IFRA Publish Asia 2016“ in Manila

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The annual Publish Asia conference is one of the most important meeting points of the Southeast Asian printing and publishing industry. It is organized by WAN-IFRA, the world association of newspapers and news media.

More than 300 guests from more than 30 countries came together in Manila from March 29 to 31 2016. The representatives from the printing industry exchanged their experiences and opinions about the current challenges, innovations and trends of the industry by giving speeches and joining networking events. Gerald Benz, Executive Vice President Sales at manroland web systems, took part as representative of the world market leader in web offset printing that is also sponsor of the “Best in Print” awards that will be awarded at the “WAN-IFRA India 2016 Conference” in September. 

The participants of the Publish Asia 2016 had three days for exchanging experiences and discussing about the latest developments of the industry. The networking was framed by an outstanding general program. This year’s conference was inaugurated by the president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III. The discussions at the conference were about long-range topics like global media trends, digital advertising, the future of the printing industry and „newsroom transformation“. Numerous experts shared their perspectives. Based on that, there were panel discussions about possible reactions and current challenges to debate future-oriented business models.

manroland web systems GmbH is the leading manufacturer of equipment for web offset printing. The company offers integrated solutions for commercial-, newspaper- and digital printing. An international sales and service network additionally markets equipment and consumables as well as innovative workflow management systems for the printing process.

As an expression for the long-term support of the printing industry in Southeast Asia, the company has been acting as „Best in Print“ sponsor for the Publish Asia for more than 15 years now. This has been honored by WAN-IFRA with a special award for manroland web systems.