Industry Experts From Around the World Share Latest Global Trends, Outlook and Technologies for Digital Book Printing Production
In early March 2016, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific concluded its first Book Printing Seminar at Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel and Fuji Xerox’s Integrated Customer Experience Center (ICEC), Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day event focused on helping businesses to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the worldwide digital book manufacturing markets, by providing the trends and outlook for the next decade.
Gathering C-level professionals, thought-leaders and key influencers from the book printing and publishing sector across Asia, the seminar saw the exchange of valuable insights by field experts on the imminent shift towards production digital printing and potential business benefits.
At the ICEC, Fuji Xerox also showcased latest in-line digital finishing, workflow and automation, allowing book printers to leverage on them and move their business to greater heights.
The keynote speaker, Duncan Newton, managing director of Global BookBindery, LLC, is an internationally-reputed authority in this field. Newton shared with the delegates the current status and successes of the worldwide digital book manufacturing sector, strategies for businesses to maximize opportunities and profits, and the benefits of getting Fuji Xerox to handle end-to-end integration of a digital printing workflow in the customer’s environment.
Also present was Michel Hunkeler, chief executive officer of Hunkeler, who provided his views on the latest finishing technologies. Hunkeler has been around for 94 years, and is the worldwide leader in paper handling solutions for digital printers.
The other highlight of this seminar was providing the delegates with perspectives of not just a book printer’s, but also from the world’s largest publisher. The former’s views were presented at great length by Syamil Fahim, chief operations officer at Kumpulan Media Karangkraf, Malaysia. He shared with delegates the challenges traditional print shops have moving into a fully digital book printing business, along with solutions.
The publisher’s view was provided by Jack Brabin, vice president of operations for Global Partner Markets at Pearson PLC. Brabin presented an in-depth case study of Pearson Education’s successful automated fulfilment process.
“By providing perspectives of not just the book printer’s, but also from the world’s largest publisher, we added more value to the event for our customers. Ultimately, our goal for these seminars is to share knowledge and help our customers do better in their businesses” said Steve Ford, general manager for production sales & marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.