IFRA World Publishing Expo, DCX Digital Content Expo to be part of Berlin Publishing Days 2019

The Berlin Publishing Tours on 10 October

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This year, IFRA World Publishing Expo and DCX Digital Content Expo, international industry trade fairs focusing on publishing, digital content creation, distribution and monetization, will be part of the Berlin Publishing Days 2019.

Visitors will be able to concentrate on the exhibits and presentations for two entire days on 8 and 9 October.

The World Printers Conference will kick off the Berlin Publishing Days on 7 October. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung will host the conference in the heart of the city from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Current topics of the publishing industry, like computer-to-plate, press automation, business models, investments and newsprint will be discussed. The programme will be complemented with the urgent topic sustainability and the presentation of the latest innovations.

The Berlin Publishing Tours on 10 October offer two more event highlights each with a different focus – a Print Tour and a Digital Tour. Between 10 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. participants can visit three innovative printing and distribution companies, media enterprises and start-ups that will give insights into their daily routines.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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