The Printing Summit

The future of newspaper printing

14 - 15 April 2010
Salzburg, Austria
Language(s): English; German

Registration form (printing-summit_prg_2010_v6.pdf 2786 kb)

A new WAN-IFRA event where printers and publishers will gather and, through presentations, discussions and exchanges, generate ideas and tactics to lead the newspaper printing industry into a successful future.

During two one-day modules (presentations in German and English with simultaneous translations) you will hear case studies and experts on up-to-date issues and innovative solutions as well as have the opportunity to bring to the fore concerns and hopes at all levels of the industry.

This new WAN-IFRA event takes place in the modern conference facilities of the Salzburger Nachrichten, a regional newspaper based on the enchanting city of Salzburg. Famous for its connections to classical musical, Salzburg is set on a beautiful location and a destination worth visiting all year round.


> Description in detail: 14 April | 15 April
> Speaker's biographies

DAY ONE - Wednesday 14 April

Terry Maguire, Principal, International Media Development & Counsel, France & USA

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome by the Chair

Keynote speech: Managing downturn
Sanat Hazra, Technical Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd, India

Session 1 : Product innovation

Investing for the future of the newspaper - the evaluation and prospect of the format change from broadsheet to berliner after 1 year
TackWhan Kim, Director of Multimedialab, JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea

Augmented reality
Lars Wienand, Social Media & Joachim Türk, Chief Editor, Rhein-Zeitung, Germany

Coffee break

Continuous improvement process in production
Markus Zentner, Director Printing Plants and Purchasing Department, Mediaprint Zeitungs- u Zeitschriftenverlag, Austria

Session 2 : Industrialised printing

Closed loop colour control
Thomas Drensek, Printing Plant General Manager, Axel Springer AG, Germany


Ultimate waste reduction
Rikio Yuda, Deputy General Manager, Production Bureau, Kumamoto Nichi-Nichi, Japan

The pursuit of high quality printing
Mr. Wakamatsu, Engineer, Production Dept. No.2, Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan

Coffee break

Session 3 : The future of newspaper

Niiu – a digitally printed product with user-selected content
Steve Stein, CTO, Interti, Germany

Panel discussion - The future of newspaper printing
Niko Ruokosuo, COO, Saudi Special Publishing Holding Company, Saudi Arabia
Prof Harald Knabl, Managing Director, NÖ Pressehaus, Austria
TackWhan Kim, Director of Multimedialab, JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea

17:00 Wrap up by the chair

18:00 Presentation by Roman Minimayr, Geschäftsführer, Salzburger Nachrichten Verlags-Ges.m.b.H. & Co KG, Austria

18:30 Visit printing plant

DAY TWO - Thursday 15 April (in cooperation with IARIGAI)

IARIGAI members sign up here for the 3rd Strategic Networking Meeting of Members on 15 April 2010.

Chair Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO, Executive Director Newspaper Production, WAN-IFRA, Germany

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome by the Chair

Welcome by the President
Helene Juhola, President, IARIGAI, Finland

Session 1 : Profitable printing plants

How to sell your printing capabilities
Michael Hack, Marketing Consultant, Marketing für Druckereien, Germany

New Revenue Avenues
R.D. Bhatnagar, Chief Technology Officer - Bhaskar Group, DB Corp Ltd., India

Optimizing of newsprints and complex processing create new products in the newspaper enterprises
Schamsulhak Ibrahimi, Plant Management - Quality Assurance, Technical Purchase, OÖN Printing Press Center, Austria

Session 2 : Sustainability models

Calculating the carbon footprint for a newspaper. What is best practice now?
Ronald Weidel, Project Sustainability in Newspaperproduction, University of Applied Sciences Leipzig (HTWK), Germany

How can media solutions be assessed from a sustainability perspective? - experiences and challenges
Åsa Moberg, Researcher,KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Evaluating environmental impacts of newspapers - Life cycle assessment and carbon footprint
Hanna Pihkola, Research Scientist, Sustainability VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Discussion session 2

Session 3 : Future possibilities

Requirements on the recyclability of graphic paper products
Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Putz, Chair of Paper Technology and Mechanical Process Engineering at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Intergraf recommendations for carbon footprint calculations
Beatrice Klose, Secretary General, INTERGRAF (International confederation for printing and allied industries a.i.s.b.l.), Belgium

Going Green
Martha Stone, Director of the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper Project, WAN-IFRA, France

Discussion session 3

16:55 Wrap up by the Chair

Conference languages
All presentations will be translated into English and German.

Conference venue
Salzburger Nachrichten Conference Room
Karolingerstraße 40
5021 Salzburg

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