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Organised annually since 2010, the London Digital Book Printing Forum provides an update on key trends and issues in the book market, the evolution of the supply chain and book manufacturing, as well as the status and inroads of digital printing.

London 2017 Digital Book Printing Forum – Programme

8:00–9:00 Registration/Coffee and Pastries

9:00–9:10 Introduction

9:10–9:50 Forum Keynote: The Future of the Book

9:50–10:30 Book Market/Digital Printing Trends and Forecast
INTERQUEST research results

10:30–11:00 Coffee break and opportunity to visit partners’ display tables

11:00–11:45 Reducing Costs across the Board!
Leaders in book publishing, manufacturing, and distribution will discuss their efforts to streamline the supply chain; their investments in process/workflow automation to increase productivity; as well as vendors’ developments to reduce equipment acquisition/running cost.

11:45–12:30 Adding Value and Profiting in a Highly Competitive Environment! (Part I)
Industry leaders and new dynamic/creative players will discuss emerging business models and opportunities enabled by digital communication and printing technology that can benefit all members of the book supply chain.

12:30–13:30 Lunch break/visit partners’ display tables

13:30–14:15 Conventional and Digital Printing/Manufacturing Quality: Assessments and Needs!
Prominent printers and publishers will present their assessments and needs concerning the quality of digitally produced books, as they are trying to expand the use of the technology into more demanding colour applications.

14:15–15:30 International Success Stories and Perspectives
Forward thinking international players (printers, publishers and distributors) will present their book manufacturing and digital printing activities, along with the latest solutions they have implemented and their visions of the future.

15:30–16:00 Break/visit partners’ display tables

16:00–16:45 Adding Value and Profiting in a Highly Competitive Environment! (Part II)
Industry leaders and new dynamic/creative players will discuss emerging business models and opportunities enabled by digital communication and printing technology that can benefit all members of the book supply chain.

16:45–17:00 Conclusions