The World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) and the PrintCity Alliance have announced that they will be jointly organising an International Environmental Conference during the 2012 drupa exhibition in Düsseldorf. This co-operation underlines that effective responses on these issues requires creative cooperation across the industry process chain.
The Lean & Green International Environmental Conference will focus on the duality of mutual economic and environmental benefits (Lean & Green) as an industry strategy. Specialised speakers from both within and external to the printing and paper industry will provide attendees with information and incentives to take this holistic business approach. The conference programme will be organised in three sessions: Environmental Footprint, Sustainability Challenge, Labels and Certifications.
The conference will be on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 09:00-15:00 in the drupa Congress Centre. The conference is a not-for-profit event that will only cost 175 € plus German VAT (19%) to cover event expenses and refreshments (including a light lunch). Places are limited and can be reserved now on our event registration page: http://amiando.com/LEAN_GREEN
Benefits from Conference Attendance
This joint WPCF/PrintCity conference is a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in the fields of environmental and lean production. Presentations will highlight latest knowledge, business benefits and best practice opportunities. Attendees will benefit from direct access to some of the world's leading speakers in these fields during drupa.
Beatrice Klose, Secretary General of the WPCF states that, "Improving your environmental performance also leads to compelling business opportunities to reduce costs, increase competitiveness, become more innovative and enhance staff and customer confidence".
"Our research and experience demonstrates that there is a direct correlation from a Lean & Green approach that provides strong benefits across the industry value chain. The holistic management of economic & environmental issues is a key to sustainability, and also impacts on the use of print as a medium," adds John Dangelmaier, President of PrintCity.
The World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) is an association created by the world's major transnational and regional printing associations. The objectives of the WPCF are to form a single global exchange platform for the printing and communication industry between the different players and to stage conferences to analyse market trends and business opportunities. The founding members of WPCF include: Conlatingraf, representing South America; Intergraf, representing European Interests; Printing Industries of America, for the North American continent; and national associations from Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, and South Africa.
The PrintCity Alliance is active in Lean Manufacturing and Environmental issues. Some of its publications include: Carbon Footprint & Energy Reduction for the Graphic Industry Value Chain, Sustainability, Energy & Environment, Energy Efficiency Optimisation for Web Offset Printers. These and other PrintCity publications are available from www.printcity.de/shop