2015 Brussels Digital Printing Forum


2015 Brussels Digital Printing Forum

Based on the success of its 2014 Brussels Digital Printing Forum, INTERQUEST is offering a similar event in Belgium in 2015. The morning seminar will focus on direct marketing and transactional developments and applications, while the afternoon portion of the event will be dedicated to digital printing opportunities in publishing. The event will gather leading industry players—service providers, corporate users, print buyers, equipment and software solution suppliers, as well as influencers—to share their experiences, present their most recent developments, discuss hot industry topics, and offer their vision for the future. The seminar, which is designed around recent INTERQUEST research conducted in North America and Europe, will take place on March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels.

One hundred fifty industry professionals attended the event in 2014, and 170-180 participants are expected this year. The audience will be from Belgium, as well as other Benelux and European countries.

Topics covered during the day will include: market trends and forecasts, innovations and opportunities, leading applications, user/buyer needs, drivers and challenges, technology developments, as well as key players and solutions.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

Digital Printing & Multichannel Communications (morning seminar)

08:00-09:00 Registration/coffee & pastries

09:00-09:05 Introduction

09:05-09:30 Keynote

09:30-09:45 Direct Marketing & Multichannel Communications: Market

Update & Forecast

INTERQUEST research results (Part 1)

09:45-10:30 Direct Mail & Cross Media User/Buyer Session

10:30-11:00 Break & opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables

11:00-11:15 Transactional Printing: Market Update & Forecast

INTERQUEST research results (Part 2)

11:15-11:45 Leading Vendor Panel

11:45-12:30 Transactional/Relational Marketing User/Buyer Session

12:30-14:00 Lunch & opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables

Digital Printing in Publishing (afternoon seminar)

14:00-14:05 Introduction

14:05-14:30 Keynote

14:30-14:45 Magazines & Newspapers: Market Update

& Forecast

INTERQUEST research results (Part 1)

14:45-15:15 Magazine & Newspapers User/Buyer Session

15:15-15:45 Break & opportunity to visit sponsors’ display tables

15:45-16:00 Digital Book Printing: Market Update & Forecast

INTERQUEST research results (Part 2)

16:00-16:30 Leading Vendor Panel

16:30-17:15 Book Printer/Publisher Session

17:15-17:30 Conclusions & Wrap Up

The morning seminar (Digital Printing & Multi-channel Communication) is targeted at marketing professionals, communications specialists, purchasing management, as well as direct marketing providers, transactional service bureaus, digital and commercial printers, corporate in-plants/CRDs, and IT/Data Center operations.

The afternoon seminar (Digital Printing in Publishing) is targeted at magazine/newspaper/book publishers and printers, multi-media publishers, self-publishing organisations, and corporate and government publishing services; as well as digital and commercial printers, finishing/binding companies, advertising firms, distributors, large retail establishments, and libraries.

The attendance price is €225 for the full day and €145 for a half day. This price includes lunch and beverages.

The 2015 Brussels Digital Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Canon, Hewlett-Packard, manroland web, Ricoh, Riso, Tecnau, Xeikon, and Xerox. It is supported by leading industry association including the Belgian Direct Marketing Association (BDMA), the European Publishers Council (EPC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), and the European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers (FEPE), as well as by Nouvelles Graphiques. For more information about the event, please visit the forum’s web site.http://www.inter-quest.com/focused-forums/2015Brussels/index.php