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World Printers Forum Conference


World Printers Forum Conference


World Printers Forum 2014

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Introduction to Event

The World Printers Forum will come together with an inaugural conference at the World Publishing Expo 2014, the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry to be held in Amsterdam from 13 to 15 October.

The World Printers Forum (WPF) will guide WAN-IFRA’s activities in all areas of newspaper production, materials and sustainability. This will include promoting the unique value of print, encouraging the creation of innovative products, as well as developing new business models for print and operating printing plants as an independent profit center. 

The inaugural two-day WPF conference (15 - 16 October) will feature:

  • innovations in print from around the world
  • how to make the printing plant into an independent profit center
  • savings from "going green"
  • latest developments in digital printing
  • cost calculation models for digital printing and more.

Also at the conference, Paul Egglestone will present a persuasive vision of the future of the printed newspaper. Egglestone, who works at the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire, U.K., will present the "Interactive Newsprint" project. Egglestone is at the forefront of the "interactive paper" movement, described in this post on the World News Publishing Focus blog.

Watch the YouTube video to get an idea of what to expect at the World Printers Forum – there are still a lot of ideas in print to be discovered!



Date and Location

  • 15 Oct 2014 - 16 Oct 2014

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