Print Matters for the Future Conference


We kindly invite you to participate in Intergraf’s Annual General Assembly and our Print Matters for the Future Conference, which will be held in London on Thursday May 23st and Friday May 24, 2019.  

The event will take place at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel.

The Hilton London Syon Park Hotel  is located Park Rd, Brentford TW8 8JF, UK and is between Heathrow Airport and London City. The room rate is £150+VAT for single occupancy and £160+VAT for double occupancy (breakfast included).

The full event programme is as follows:

Thursday 23 May

  • Joint meeting of Board and Steering Committee 11-13 hrs
  • Lunch 13-14 hrs
  • General Assembly 14-16 hrs
  • Evening: Welcome Cocktail at 19:30 hrs

Friday 24 May

  • All Day (delegates): Print Matters for the Future Conference
  • All Day (partners): Partners’ Programme
  • Evening: Conference Dinner

Saturday 25 May

  • 08:30-14:00: City Trip into Central London, free time in the afternoon in London

Please find below the draft agenda for the General Assembly as well as a first draft for the Print Matters for the Future Conference for your information. As in Copenhagen 2 years ago, the conference on Friday will take place jointly with WPCF members .

Three persons per Intergraf member association can participate for free in the Print Matters Conference. Any additional delegates will be asked to pay a contribution towards the costs (€150). We will be charging non-members €395 to attend – this includes the Welcome Cocktail, the conference (coffee & lunch) as well as the conference dinner on Friday.

General Assembly Agenda Print Matters for the Future Conference Agenda

EU project SPPRING: Skills for the Paper and Printing Industries’ Next Generations


We are very proud to be part of the European Blueprint project “SPPRING: Skills for the Paper and Printing Industries’ Next Generations”.

The project runs from January 2019 to June 2020 and will involve European and national sectorial associations, public authorities, companies, recruitment and orientation agencies, VET schools and universities – among others.

The main goal of SPPRING is to provide a framework for developing a sectoral skills and recruitment strategy for the EU paper-based value chain, addressing both current and likely future skills needs, as well as education and training content and recruitment issues, as a basis for helping the sector remain globally competitive in the face of technological and policy changes which respond to societal challenges.

For this project and intelligence’s research, we would like to add your organisation as key stakeholder and we kindly ask you to enter your contact information into the project database via this link:

WHY participate:

  • Unique analysis of future trends in the sector;
  • Based on that analysis of trends, skills gaps to be identified for the sectors;
  • Skills gap analysis will provide clear guidance for the education sector to provide relevant education/training for all value chain in paper and printing industries;
  • Creation of EU-wide market for future trainees/graduates for new skills/job roles.

Your benefits:

  • Receive first-hand information;
  • Overall picture and analysis of the key developments in the sectors with a clear picture of the skills needed in the future;
  • Have your training needs considered in the development of tailor-made training offer;
  • Contribute to the definition of a European strategy on skills for the paper and printing sector.

Your information will be used only for the project’s purpose and you will be asked to respond to a questionnaire.

If you would like to know more take a moment to review the SPPRING project by clicking the button below. 

SPPRING Project Summary

Intergraf Newsflash – February 2019

Intergraf Newsflash logo2019

No sign of that snow yet, but our friends at Intergraf have a deluge of fresh industry news for the month of February 2019.


Last chance to register for Packaging Conference 2019! Events


  • European publishers fight for their rights
  • European print value chain promotes print in EU elections
  • Implementation begins of reduced VAT for e-books and electronic press


  • Flexo Best Practice Toolbox to launch
  • Online Print Symposium to showcase e-business
  • What’s in store for marketers in 2019?
  • Skim reading: the new normal in a digital age
  • Packaging gives ink and coatings suppliers a boost

Happy reading!

Intergraf Newsflash – February 2019

Print4All 2019 in Milan – Opportunity to travel


The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy in London, are supporting the organisation of the Print4All Conference 2019.

Print4All Conference 2019, the event that gathers together the complete sector of technology producers, converters/printers, influencers and brand owners, will takes place in Milan on March 20-22th March 2019.

ITA is organising a delegation of foreign press and it offers a Sponsored Trip Package which include:

  • Travel – flights (OUT March 20th / IN March 22nd or 23rd) UK/Milan/UK;
  • Accommodation – delegations will stay at Best Western Galles Hotel, Piazza Lima, 2 – Milano;
  • Transfers – hotel/ Milano Trade Show /hotel;

A tentative agenda of the event is available at

If you are interested in attending this event, please complete and return to me the application form in the attachment. In the meantime, if you want to know more on this opportunity, do not hesitate to contact me.

Giorgia Prelaz
Assistant Trade Analyst

Instrumental Goods Dep.

My contact details are the following:


Tel: +44 20 7292 3910

Intergraf Newsflash – January 2019

Intergraf Newsflash logo2019

Happy New Year to you all. It’s back to work and back to our friends at Intergraf for this months industry news.

Inside this month’s Newsflash you will find:


  • Introducing the new face of Intergraf!
  • Thank you to everyone who made 2018 such a successful year!
  • What’s coming up in 2019
  • COSME project on recruitment preparing to launch
  • Events


  • Romania embarks upon first EU Council Presidency


  • Paper prices continue to rise into 2019
  • Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone fined in Spain for not respecting consumer rights
Intergraf Newsflash – January 2019

Christmas Greetings

The Hunters in the Snow - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1565)

To all our members we would like to extend the warmest of Christmas cheer. May your holidays be restful and your renewed efforts in the new year fruitful.

Image credit: The Hunters in the Snow – Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1565)

Industry4Europe – Joint Call to the Heads of State and Government


Dear members,

You have supported the Industry4Europe joint call to the Members of the European Parliament. A slightly adapted version of the call will be addressed to heads of state and government (see attachment).

We suggest to confirm the inclusion of your logo in the new version unless you object.

If you do object, please let me know by 18 January –

Best wishes,
Laetitia Reynaud

Policy Advisor – Intergraf

Intergraf – News in Brief – 20/12/2018


Have a very happy Christmas!

Intergraf will begin 2019 with a new logo, brand and website. As of our first day back in the office on 2nd January you will see much more of our new look and we can’t wait to introduce it properly to you! We will be back in contact next year with the file of the new logo that you can add you your websites, etc. From the whole team at Intergraf: Merry Christmas! We wish you and your families all the best for this holiday season and for 2019.

11-13/12/2018, EU Ecolabel review webinars with European Commission

Intergraf participated in the webinars organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the revision of the EU Ecolabel for printed products. One of the outcomes of the webinars is the merge of both the printed paper Ecolabel and converted paper Ecolabel. Whereas it is not expected that the revision process will lead to softer criteria – quite the contrary – we see the opportunity with this revision process to extend the coverage of licenced products. Companies which are making the effort to comply with the criteria for one customer should be able to have more products covered under the same licence.

10-14/12/2018, STS BREF review final meetings, Seville

Intergraf participated in the final meetings on the review of the STS BREF. All week was dedicated to finalise the Best Available Techniques for the sector and the related emission limit values. The outcome needs to be further assessed but it is generally positive compared to set goals. The impact of the newly set limit values for energy consumption, NOx and CO is still to be assessed.

14/12/2018, Keep Me Posted EU High-Level Strategy Meeting, Brussels

A strategic meeting was organised to discuss the future of the campaign. With the European election of May 2019, the campaign will have to restart the process of reaching out to MEPs. The European campaign will maintain its role of coordinator of the national campaigns.

18/12/2018, Security Printers Committee Meeting, Brussels

A second programme meeting was held in order to identify all 65 speakers for the Security Printing Conference. These will be contacted by the Committee Members in the following weeks so that end of January the final programme can be approved in a conference call.

Upcoming Events

  • 09/01/2019, Auditor Meeting for Certification, Brussels
  • 21/02/2019, Packaging Conference 2019 – REGISTER NOW!
  • 03/01/2019, Meeting with Managing Director of Circle Media Group NL, Amsterdam
  • 16/01/2019 COSME kick-off meeting with project partners (tbc), Brussels
  • 28/01/2019, Steering Committee Phone Conference

Intergraf – News in Brief – 6/12/2018


26/11/2018, Social Dialogue Working Group, Brussels

In the final Social Dialogue meeting of the year, Intergraf joined colleagues from UNI Europa Graphical and the European Commission to discuss issues relating to the state of the industry, resources, major concerns, EU industrial policy, training for youth, employee engagement and attracting new workers to the industry. In a particularly interesting discussion, participants from Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Croatia presented the economic situation in their countries. You can find a summary of this discussion in Intergraf’s most recent Newsflash.

27/11/2018, Keep Me Posted EU Steering Committee Meeting, Brussels

In preparation for the upcoming European elections and subsequently new Commission and Parliament, the organisers of the Keep Me Posted EU campaign met to review the successes of the campaign so far and plan for future actions. A further high-level meeting will take place next week to define the campaign strategy for the upcoming years.

29/11/2018, STS BREF meeting, Brussels

The final technical meeting is taking place from 10 to 14 December in Seville. Industry aligned its position on common issues. Considering the large range of industries covered by the BREF, some general techniques apply to some industries but not all. Industry is aiming at clarifying in the BREF which techniques apply to which industry to prevent competent authorities having to go through all techniques for all sectors.

05/12/2018, CheMI meeting, Brussels

The members of CheMI met to discuss among others the interface between REACH and waste legislation, nanomaterials, titanium dioxide, authorisation for chromium trioxide. Similar to Intergraf, other industries are confronted with price increases of chemical-based raw materials due to the stringent environmental policy in China.


• 10/12/2018, EU Ecolabel review webinars with European Commission

• 11/12/2018, Meeting with Managing Director of Circle Media Group NL

• 14/12/2018, Keep Me Posted EU High-Level Strategy Meeting, Brussels

• 17/12/2018, European Liaison Forum, Brussels

• 18/12/2018, Security Printers Committee Meeting, Brussels

Intergraf Newsflash – December 2018

Intergraf Newsflash

Evening folks,
It’s the start of another month and that means another Newsflash from our friends at Intergraf (The European Federation for Print & Digital Communication). Pull the PDF from the link below, crack open something festive, and enjoy.

This issue includes –

Intergraf news:

  • Intergraf to coordinate COSME project on recruitment
  • Next Print Matters for the Future event in London
  • Register now for Packaging Conference 2019

EU news:

  • Gravure printing industry awaits decision on chromium trioxide
  • Draft Brexit agreement under discussion

Industry news:

  • 64% made online purchase after receiving printed advertising mail
  • National situations of printing industry presented in Social Dialogue
  • Power of Print Seminar inspires
  • “When it’s gone it’s gone. People need to be reminded now” Keep Me Posted

Intergraf Newsflash – December 2018