INTERQUEST Announces Speakers for 2012 Digital Book Printing Forum

After additional INTERQUEST research findings are presented, a panel of experts will focus on challenges and developments related to workflow, paper handling, finishing, substrates and inks. Speakers will include Katie Kriemelmeyer, president, AGS, a Consolidated Graphics company; and Bruce Beiderman, national accounts manager, Standard Finishing Systems; John Pecaric, senior vice president of operations, R.R. Donnelley & Sons; and Yuan Yu, new business development manager, Cabot Inkjet Colorants; as well as Steve Franzino, vice president technology, Courier Corp.; and Paul Bradshaw, senior vice president, publishing papers, Appleton Coated.

In the final session of the day, publishers will share their experiences with digital book printing, as well as their views on the dynamics of eBooks and printed books and the impact of new digital printing technologies on their business. Speakers will include David Hetherington, vice president, academic/educational merchandising and digital printing, Baker & Taylor; Ann Arnow, executive vice president, Bridge Publications; and Laura Mars, vice president editorial, Grey House Publishing.

Following the final session, participants are invited to a cocktail reception hosted by Xerox from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Forum attendees may also attend the Publishing Business Conference Keynote and the Publishing Business Expo, featuring nearly 70 industry-leading suppliers and solutions providers.

The 2012 Digital Book Printing Forum will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis New York in midtown Manhattan during the annual Publishing Business Conference Expo organized by Book Business magazine. The forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Appleton Coated, Bridgeport National Bindery, Cabot Inkjet Colorants, HP, Ricoh, Oce/Canon, Quad/Graphics, Standard Finishing Systems, Webcom, and Xerox. The event is supported by the Small Publishers Assn. of North America (SPAN).

For more information about the event, please visit the forum’s website.

Founded in 1989, INTERQUEST is a market and technology research and consulting firm in the field of digital printing and publishing. INTERQUEST has conducted extensive research into digital book printing markets.

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