Heidelberg Organizing International Networking Meeting for Women Executives at drupa

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—March 20, 2012—Women are up and coming – also in the print media industry. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is responding to this trend with the international networking meeting “Women in Print” on the occasion of drupa 2012 from May 3-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The meeting will take place on May 6 at the Heidelberg “Sternberg Lounge” in the direct vicinity of Hall 1, where Heidelberg will be showcasing its innovations.

The event will offer female executives managers from the print media industry a common platform to share ideas and exchange experiences.

Key note speaker Monika Schulz-Strelow, chairwoman of the “Women on Board” initiative, FidAR e.V., Berlin, will give a lecture on “Women and their stories.”

Two printing experts will report on their varied experience in the international print media industry:

  • Susan Heaney, managing director of Heaneys Performers in Print, Queensland, Australia, and
  • Laura Lawton-Forsyth, Ò and owner of family-run Lawton Printing and File-EZ Folder located in Spokane, WA.

Helpful suggestions from other industry sectors come from Andrea Riedmann, Partner Audit KPMG AG, who will deliver insight into KPMG’s diversity strategy. Antonia Gerke, actress and artist, will round off the series of lectures by picturing the trend in art and culture.

Adriana Nuneva, senior vice president at Heidelberg and responsible for Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, the Print Media Academy and Consulting, appreciates the initiative, “Networking makes it easy to establish and deepen contacts, to exchange experiences and to discuss business ideas. In difficult situations, communication with women in similar business positions might even help to make the right decision. Most of all, young female executives can benefit from expertise and support of experienced mentors.”

Heidelberg at drupa 2012
During drupa 2012, Heidelberg will be showcasing in Hall 1 an extended portfolio of products and solutions that have been developed specifically for the latest market requirements. The trade show presentation, held under the banner “Discover HEI,” will center on lean production (HEI Productivity), green printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI Integration), short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation through coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the latest know-how (HEI School). The company is exhibiting solutions that enable print shops and Postpress businesses to meet the latest market requirements in full.

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