• 13 October 2021 - 14 October 2021
  • Virtual

World Printers Summit

Creating a sustainable future for print

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WPS Programme

October 13 Wednesday

10:00

Status quo and the way to carbon neutrality

Corporations all over the world are taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint. Media companies are no exception. Funke Medien has been on the path to carbon neutrality for a few years now. Dr. Klemens Berktold from Funke Mediengruppe and Thomas Staebler from ClimatePartner will tell us the story of how their journey has developed.

Moderator
Marketing Manager Newspapers, Agfa NV
Speakers
Managing Director of Print Operations, Funke Mediengruppe
Sales Manager, ClimatePartner
11:00

Evaluating the printed and digital carbon footprints of publications

Three scientists talk about how best to measure carbon footprint both for print and digital. There are several parameters one needs to consider when measuring carbon footprints.

Moderator
Senior Vice President, Operations, UPM
Speakers
General Manager and Consultant, Ecograf
Chairman, Greenspector
Department Manager, Environment, Grakom
12:00

Climate, biodiversity, pandemic: How ecolabels support solving the global triple crisis

Today’s environmental crises are deeply interlinked and directly affect our health and welfare. This presentation is highlighting these linkages and offering solutions any business can engage in. Ecolabels are guiding tools for safeguarding responsible actions. As always in acting responsibly, one solution rarely fits all and solutions need to adapt to changing conditions. In this presentation, Stefanie Eichiner will offer ways for making informed responsible choices and sharing these with your customers with confidence.

Speakers
Senior Manager Sustainability, UPM
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14:00

Cooperation and Consolidation: Trade journalists discuss

Many companies in newspaper production see their sustainable future working in cooperation with other companies that have similar functions or are compatible. We will hear from three trade journalists that represent three different parts of the world.

Moderator
Managing Director, Bermont
Speakers
Publisher & Editor, News & Tech
Deputy Editor-in-chief, Deutscher Drucker/Ebner Media Group
Managing Editor, GXpress Magazine
15:00

Sustainable warehousing presented by the OPHAL group

The OPHAL group made a powerful presentation in last year’s World Printers Summit about the handling of paper. This year, they are back with a presentation about how best to store paper in a warehouse in a safe and secure manner.

Moderator
Formerly UPM, Technical Sales
Speakers
VP Technical Sales, Stora Enso
Director Technical Customer Service, UPM
Global Product Manager, Cascade Corporation

October 14 Thursday

10:00

Sustainable value chain for newspaper production

In the past two years, the value chain for newspaper production has been eroded by the pandemic and other factors that have worsened the flow of goods between countries. Andreas Schaffner from Tamedia has extensive knowledge of this market and has studied the trends extensively. He will present his vision for the future of these matters.

Moderator
CEO, WAN-IFRA
Keynote
Co-CEO of Tamedia AG
11:00

Newsprint business after COVID

How does the paper industry see the new world of newspaper production after COVID? What are the main challenges? Ruud van den Berg is the Senior Vice President Global Sales at UPM Communication Papers.

Moderator
Managing Director, Den Danske Presses Faellesindkøbs-Forening
Keynote
Senior Vice President Global Sales, UPM Communication Papers
14:00

Sustainable workforce

Will the newspaper industry experience a shortage of qualified print professionals in the coming years? Do we as an industry offer lucrative opportunities for young professionals? How can we retain and reeducate our staff to keep them up to date?

Moderator
Managing Director, Coldset Printing Partners
Speakers
Managing Director, Intergraf
15:00

Sustainability and mineral-oil free (MOF) web offset inks in Europe

New environmental standards require inks that are used in printing to be mineral oil free. How are ink manufacturers and printers qualified to tackle this challenge? Is there a difference in de-inking for newspaper or packaging?

Moderator
Principal of Virtual Industrial Marketing
Speakers
Senior Scientist, German Environment Agency
Technical Director for the paper-cardboard and glass sectors, Citeo
Head of Department Materials & Environment, FOGRA

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Ingi Olafsson

Director of World Printers Forum

ingi.olafsson@wan-ifra.org

Christin Herger

Deputy Director, Global Events

+4915209447730

christin.herger@wan-ifra.org

Maria Belém

Dep. Sales Director Global Events

maria.belem@wan-ifra.org

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