Print Matters for the Future – 24 May 2019, London, UK

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Join Intergraf and our global network in London on 24 May and immerse yourself in the world of print with experts from around the world. Organised this year in cooperation with the World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF), the conference will be truly international. See you in London!


08:30-09:00 – Welcome coffee

09:00-09:15 – Conference Opening

  • Cees Verweij, President of Intergraf
  • Michael Makin, President of the World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF)

09:15-09:45 – The UK Printing Industry
Charles Jarrold, CEO of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

09:45-10:30 – For the Love of Print: Why Creative Agencies Love Print. Why Media Agencies Need to Leave their Preconceptions at the Door. And Why Brands Should Reset the Brief
Katherine Punch, Business Development Director at Hunterlodge

10:30-11:00 – Networking coffee break

11:00-11:30 – Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation (COST – E-READ Initiative)
Prof. Adriaan van der Weel, Vice-Chair of E-READ and Professor at the University of Leiden

11:30-12:00 – The Influences on and Development of Paper and Pulp Prices
Alejandro Mata Lopez, Senior Economist for European Forest Products at Fastmarkets RISI

12:00-12:30 – Paper Electronics and the Challenges of an Eco-Sustainable Industry
Rodrigo Martins, Prifessor of Faculty of Sciences & Technology at the New University of Lisbon

12:30-14:00 – Networking lunch

14:00-14:30 – Research in Print Media
Intergraf Student Award Winner (to be announced)

14:30-15:00 – Advertising, E-Commerce and how Direct Mail Affects Consumers
Luke Lloyd, Market Research Manager at the International Post Corporation (IPC)

15:00-15:30 – Networking coffee break

15:30-16:00 – Online Print Markets and their Development
Bernd Zipper, Founder & CEO of zipcon consulting (DE)

16:00-16:15 – Q&A

16:15-16:30 – Conference Closing

  • Cees Verweij, President of Intergraf
  • Michael Makin, President of the World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF)


Thursday 23 May

Welcome Cocktail
19:30-21:00 – Conference Foyer, Hilton London Syon Park Hotel

Friday 24 May

Print Matters for the Future conference
08:30-17:00 – Dukes Room, Hilton London Syon Park Hotel

Conference Dinner
19:30-23:00 – Coach & Horses Isleworth


To register for Print Matters for the Future, please fill in the attached Registration Form and return it to Annie Scanlan at Intergraf:


Free – Up to 3 delegates from an Intergraf Member Association
Free – Journalists
€150 – Companies belonging to an Intergraf Member Association
€395 – Non-members


Intergraf has booked a limited block of rooms at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel (Park Rd, Isleworth, Brentford TW8 8JF). Our room block has now almost been filled, so if you need accommodation and our booking link no longer allows you to take a room, please visit the hotel’s homepage to book directly with the Hilton’s reservations team.


Intergraf is the European federation for print and digital communication, with 21 members from 20 countries. We are also a member of and secretariat for the WPCF (World Print & Communication Forum). The WPCF is a collaborative platform for the world’s major transnational and national printing associations.

Print Matters – Registration Form