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Focus on Newspaper Printing at World Publishing Expo

October 6, 2012

Newspaper printing technologies have developed fast in the past decade and offer more business opportunities and innovations than ever before – a good thing, since 2.5 billion people read newspapers on a regular basis. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is offering a series of short conferences at the World Publishing Expo to help participants maximize the value of their printing operations.

The three Power of Print Focus Sessions, to be held each day during the Expo, from 29 to 31 October, will present case studies on innovations in printing, selling print capacity, and on retrofitting and upgrading printing presses.

The World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo & Conferences), to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, is the world’s largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry and a showcase for the technology to publish news in print, on tablets, mobile and online.

More than 250 exhibitors from 30 countries will fill more than 9,000 square meters of exhibition space: newspaper pre-press, press and mailroom equipment manufacturers, alongside creative editorial and publishing system providers and more. Around 8,000 visitors are expected to attend during the three-day event, and there is still time to join them: Full details can be found at

The Power of Print speakers include:

- Matthias Tietz, CEO of Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei in Germany, on “Selling print capacity in a newspaper printing plant - aspects of change in corporate strategy and corporate culture”;

- Sanat Hazra, Technical Director at Bennett, Coleman & Co, India, publisher of The Times of India, on “Creating value for customers through innovation”;

- Miguel Angel Perez Martinez, Engineering Manager for Heraldo de Aragón Editora in Spain, on “Heraldo automation project: The key to boost your profit”;

- Torsten Kruse, Product & Technology Manager for Axel Springer in Germany, on “New Business Models for Increasing the Sales of Print Capacities”;

- Raymond McRobbie, Production Director at DC Thomson in the United Kingdom on “The Future Can Wait… We’ve Got a Newspaper to Print”;

- Assaf Avrahami, Managing Director and CEO of Yedioth IT in Israel, on “Economy of Scale- Print to Survive and beat your Rivals!”;

- Plus much more. Full details of The Power of Print Focus Sessions can be found at

Programmes for all conferences and seminars associated with the World Publishing Expo can be found at

A list of exhibitors can be found at

A list of participants can be found at

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

Inquiries to: Larry Kilman, Deputy CEO and Director of Communications and Public Affairs, WAN-IFRA, 96 bis, rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris France. Tel: +33 1 47 42 85 07. Fax: +33 1 42 78 92 33. Mobile: +33 6 10 28 97 36. E-mail:

For more information contact:
Larry Kilman
Deputy CEO and Director of Communications and Publ
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
Phone: +33 1 47 42 85 07
Cell: +33 6 10 28 97 36

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