New One-Day Event in New York City Will Help Printers Cash in on the Digital Book Printing Market
PHILADELPHIA—November 5, 2014—In the first of its newly-launched Book Business Live! event series, Book Business magazine's Digital Book Printing Conference will bring together leading book publishers, manufacturers/printers, and industry suppliers for a full day of education and networking aimed at harnessing the advantages of digital printing, including high-speed inkjet, and just-in-time manufacturing. Industry leadership and attendees will descend on the Marriott Marquis in New York City on Nov. 19.
Though there are plenty of reasons for book manufacturers to be optimistic, the future of the industry remains somewhat uncertain. With ebook sales growth tapering off and printed volumes surprisingly resilient yet declining, printers still have to focus on cutting manufacturing costs and increasing efficiencies, said Marco Boer, conference chair and keynote speaker. "There remains a lot of opportunities for book printers to make the book manufacturing process more efficient, by deploying today's digital on-demand print production equipment, including the growing adoption of continuous-feed production inkjet presses for just-in-time and variable manufacturing. This conference will be the pinnacle of thought leadership on all these issues."
The Digital Book Printing Conference is the only one-day event of its kind, where attendees can learn the keys to success from thought leaders and companies that have successfully navigated the complex digital printing ecosystem. With a limited number of registrations available and speakers who are ready to mix it up, attendees will have plenty of time and opportunities to share ideas and ask questions. Between the day's dynamic panel discussions, lively and interactive Q&A time, and a networking reception, the Digital Book Printing Conference will be an intimate event buoyed by great conversations and easy access to speakers and fellow attendees.
Conference speakers and advisors are a hand-picked crew that represent decades of experience in the book printing and publishing industries. A sampling of speakers include: Rick Lindemann, vice president, Total Printing Sytems; Brandon Nordin, director of American Chemical Society; John Conley, vice president of publishing and commercial print, Graphic Communications Business Unit, Xerox; Karen Romano, senior publishing production executive, formerly of Simon & Schuster; and George Promis, vice president of production inkjet solutions and business development, Ricoh. Check out the full agenda and speaker lineup here.
Book Business Publisher Matt Steinmetz said the event will focus in on opportunity and how the industry can cash in on the burgeoning digital book printing market. "The Digital Book Printing Conference is the one and only event where you can learn and network with executives from all across the publishing ecosystem about the technological and business-building benefits to a digital book printing strategy. Join us and find out how many of your colleagues are already doing so.”