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WPF Board and General Assembly

WPF Board and General Assembly

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The World Printers Forum Board consists of 12 members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. The recent meeting of the Board was on 9 October in Berlin, Germany, on kind invitation of Andreas Gierth of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.).

Board Meeting 9 October 2019 at the Berlin office of F.A.Z., from left to right: Manuel Kosok, Rainer Kirschke, Ingi Rafn Olafsson, Herbert Kaiser, Sanat Hazra, Menno Jansen, Anu Ahola, Manfred Werfel, Sally Pirri, Prabhu Natrajan, Magdoom Mohamed, Andreas Gierth, Gideon Martz, Thomas Isaksen, Max Garrido.

Board members represent different regions like North America, Asia, the Nordic, and European Countries.

Members of the WPF Board in alphabetic order are:

  • Herbert Kaiser, Koenig & Bauer, Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG, Würzburg, Germany, Chair
  • Max Garrido, Corporacion Bermont, Madrid, Spain, Vice Chair
  • Anu Ahola, UPM Communication Papers, Helsinki, Finland
  • Andreas Gierth, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Sanat Hazra, Bennett, Coleman & Co (The Times of India Group), Mumbai, India
  • Thomas Isaksen, DDPFF, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Menno Jansen, Q.I. Press Controls BV, EAE, Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • Rainer Kirschke, Agfa NV, Mortsel/Antwerp, Belgium
  • Manuel Kosok, manroland web systems, Augsburg, Germany
  • Gideon Martz, MakroSolutions, Schkeuditz, Germany
  • Sally Pirri, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada
  • Mujo Selimović, Publisher “Oslobodjenje”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Board reviewed the work of the WPF since March 2019, discussed the developments in markets and technologies. It discussed new projects, the WPF Conferences 2019 and other events, the International Color Quality Club and the Print Innovation Aards, and the activities in conjunction with IFRA Expo 2019.

The meeting slides can be downloaded below.



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