The eleventh meeting of Eastern European printers took place in Düsseldorf at the world’s largest printing trade fair
The InPEQ Forum, a meeting of members of the printing industry from the Balkan States and their European partners, took place for the eleventh time on June 7th. This year’s host was the main sponsor of the event, manroland web systems. drupa 2016 was chosen as a befitting location by the organisation of Eastern European printers. More than 50 managers and experts from the printing industry from a total of twelve European countries participated in the event. Alongside a live presentation of newspaper production with the variable Inline Finishing Module FoldLine at the manroland web systems Stand, there was time for interesting discussions and a multitude of useful contacts were made.
Rossitza Velkova, coordinator of InPEQ Forums, welcomed the visitors to the Stand. Josef Aumiller and Alwin Stadler, both Vice President Sales at manroland web systems, informed their audience about the newest developments in digital printing and the trailblazing manroland web systems Workflow solutions. Printers and journalists alike were delighted with the newest automation technology and the digital post press processing solutions, which they experienced in a live demonstration on the stand.
Afterwards the group went to Wassenberg to the Kraft Schlötels printing house, in order to view manroland web systems flagship, the 96 page LITHOMAN High Volume commercial printing system. Topics discussed here on site included the efficiency improvements in modern commercial printing as well as new business models and superior utilisation rates, which are all made possible by this High Volume system.
This well-established event is seen by the participants as an optimal platform for exchanges of experiences, competences, and knowledge between manufacturers of printing systems and material, printing houses and media agencies as well as being a place to discuss training and further education possibilities.
The world’s largest printing trade fair was the perfect environment for experiencing the latest developments live. The positive feedback showed once again that the InPEQ Forum is an important meeting which offers Eastern European printing and media houses the possibility to adjust to the new developments and to react to changes in the printing industry, in addition to the chance of participating in the development of successful business solutions.