World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

World Printers Forum Conference 2015


World Printers Forum Conference 2015


Introduction to Event

The World Printers Forum Conference 2015 was very well perceived by visitors from all over. For those who could not attend the conference, we present a summary of the proceedings of the conference

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World Printers Forum Conference 2016 will take place in conjunction with the WAN-IFRA India Conference, 21–22 September, Kolkata (Calcutta). World Publishing Expo 2016, 10–12 October, in Vienna, will feature two integrated conference tracks: “Digital Media World” and “Print World”.



The World Printers Forum will have its 2015 Conference on Wednesday, 7 October, during the World Publishing Expo 2015, the largest trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, in Hamburg (5 to 7 October 2015).

Keynote speaker will be Hermann Petz, the CEO of the Austrian regional newspaper Tiroler Tagezeitung, who is on a bold mission these days: to put an end to today’s endless bashing of newspapers. “The newspaper is dead? Long live the newspaper!” is the not-so subtle title of Petz’s recently published book, written on the occasion of the Tiroler Tageszeitung’s 70th anniversary.

Petz, who serves as the Chairman of the Board of Moser Holding, will no doubt declare his views on the power of print when he delivers the keynote address of the World Printers Forum in Hamburg.

The Conference will reflect the work of the World Printers Forum. It will feature the presentation of new research projects, innovations in newspaper print business, product development and technology. Emerging business models will be presented and discussed as well as new approaches in offset and digital inkjet printing, paper and ink, newspaper print sizes and production control.

The World Printers Forum Conference on 7 October will feature:

  • New business models of newspaper printing
  • Innovations in technology and product development
  • Optimising materials: paper and ink
  • Learn. Lead. Launch.
    Learn from other industries,
    lead in innovation and
    launch new business ideas.

 - Conference languages will be English and German. Simultaneous interpretation will be available. -

Snapshots from last year's conference

Date and Location

  • 07 Oct 2015

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