Drupa 2008 Ancillary Program Announced
DOXNET on site
DOXNET, the independent European association for digital printing and document management professionals is inviting visitors to the “DOXNET on site” event in the Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD-East) on June 4. Professor Frank Romano from the U.S. will speak on the latest trends in printing techniques, especially digital printing. Ralf Schlözer (Director of the On Demand Printing & Publishing Service Europe at InfoTrends, the digital printing and document management industry’s leading market research and consulting company) will discuss market trends and developments in the field of transpromos. Talks by major European users outside of Germany on the market situation and development opportunities in their relevant countries are also planned. DOXNET President Peter Dehm (T-Systems DDM GmbH) will report on the association’s activities and goals.
PEFC event: trend towards certified wood and paper products
Society’s growing concern about environmental and climate issues has led to a step-up in demand for certificates of origin. “Green procurement” – the sustainable acquisition of materials – is experiencing a boom in printing as well. As a result, demand for certified wood and paper products is on the rise. A similar trend is noticeable in the number of PEFC-certified printing operations which increased ten-fold in 2007 to 46. To do justice to this surge in interest, PEFC Deutschland will organize a comprehensive information event at drupa 2008 in the afternoon of June 10. Aside from an in-depth talk, activities will focus on discussions that address the topic from various different angles. Through this forum, PEFC aims to appeal primarily to representatives of the printing industry but also to production managers, advertising experts, publishers, logistics professionals and consultants. A concrete, targeted invitation, outlining the finalized program will be sent out before the start of drupa. The latest information can be found at www.pefc.de.