About this webinar
Books promote progress and learning; they entertain, inform and stimulate; they improve focus, analytical skills, vocabulary, mental health and memory. The book industry is indispensable, but it has not been spared by the impacts of COVID-19. How far has the pandemic affected book printing?
Shaping the Future of Books will take a deep dive into the workings of this important market and the latest industry data. The event will give attendees new insights into how the book market has fared in 2020 and what kind of challenges printers and publishers had to face. We will also look at how the experts see future developments in this market.
The 2021 edition of our Shaping the Future of Print event is extra special because we are organising not one, but TWO events! Chapter 1 is a virtual event, held on 11 February 2021 at 11:00 CET.
Book printing expert Håvard Grjotheim will moderate the event and discuss the latest market developments with a book printer and publisher (names to be confirmed very soon). Additionally, renowned industry research institute Smithers will give attendees a taster of their book market report, which will be presented in full at Chapter 2 of the event, taking place during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021.
Håvard Grjotheim has been CEO of several major printing and media companies in the Nordic region over the last 30 years. He has also worked in book printing and e-book production, both as a supplier and as a publisher. He will use this expertise to moderate Shaping the Future of Books Chapter 1.
Smithers' industry-leading market reports are renowned worldwide for their authoritative market forecasts and analyses. They will present their newest book market report.
Annie organises all virtual and physical events for Intergraf. Don't hesitate to contact her with your questions!
Intergraf is the trade association promoting and protecting the interests of the graphic industry at European level. We represent 21 member federations from 20 countries in Europe.
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