The Power of Print
Date and Location
10 Oct 2011 - 11 Oct 2011ViennaAustria(EnglishGerman)
The Power of Print
The Focus Sessions are a series of short conferences bringing together international case studies which complement, with their experiences on the latest technologies as well as creative initiatives, a visit to the yearly exhibition of newspublishing and printing technology, the IFRA Expo.
A number of Focus Sessions are offered accompanying our popular yearly exhibition. In the format of short conferences, they complement a visit to the Expo by providing case studies and presentations on some of the very solutions on display in the Exhibition Hall. In 2011 the topics will be:
Mon, 10th Oct, 14:00 Innovations in Printing
Tue, 11th Oct, 10:00 Lean Production
Tue, 11th Oct, 14:00 Color Quality Optimisation
Taking place this year in the capital city of Vienna, in Austria, the Expo, as well as the Focus Sessions are bound to give any news publishing professional several ideas about how to proceed with confidence towards success in the future.
Focus Session 1: Innovations in Printing
Monday 10 October 2011, 14.00 h – 16.30 h
Chair: Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO & Director Competence Centre Newspaper Production, WAN-IFRA, Germany
Metal backed blankets: Innovation or Aggravation?
John Coombs, Production Director, The Broughton Printers, United Kingdom
Redesign : revigorating a national newspaper
Adrian Norris, Managing Editor, Design and Presentation, The Globe and Mail, Canada
The printing plant of the future
Horst-Walter Hauer, General Manager, IBH Ingenieure für Druck-und Projekttechnologie, Germany
New market opportunities with printed electronics
Prof. Dr. Arved Carl Hübler, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Focus Session 2: Lean Production
Tuesday 11 October 2011, 10.00 h– 12.30 h
Chair: Moritz Schwarz, Senior Consultant, Newspaper Production,WAN-IFRA, Germany
Lean management: tool box or way of thinking?
Martin Lennartz, Consultant, Germany
Lean Production on multiple sites
Gary Hughes, Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations, Newspaper Group & General Manager, Transcontinental Vaughan Plant, Canada
An evolutionary view on the industry
John Coombs, Production Director, The Broughton Printers, United Kingdom
How to do more with less
Assaf Avrahami, CEO, Yedioth Information Technology, Israel
Benchmarking Production Efficiency in the USA
Kenneth Harding, FTI Consulting, USA
Focus Session 3: Colour quality optimization
Tuesday 11 October 2011, 14.00 h – 16.30 h
Chair: Roland Thees, Research Manager Newspaper Production, WAN-IFRA, Germany
Measurement and Evaluation
Erich Eckert, Responsible for Colour Management, Frankfurter Societäts-Druckerei GmbH, Gemany
Printing Quality Management
Muharrem Yasar, Quality Manager, ZAMAN Newspaper, Turkey
Marketing and Printing Quality
Michael Hack, estampado GmbH - Marketing für Druckereien, Germany
Staff Motivation: a recipe for success
Sally Pirri, Production Director, The Globe and Mail, Canada & Gary Hughes, Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations, Newspaper Group &General Manager, Transcontinental Vaughan Plant, Canada
Adrian Norris is The Globe and Mail’s Managing Editor, Design and Presentation, and in October 2010 completed the newspaper’s redesign, since being awarded best redesign internationally by the Society of News Design. Adrian’s background is in newspaper and magazine design, working for The Sunday Times, The Times, The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and Times Supplements Ltd.
But he has become a leading expert in newspaper and web production, digital and print integration and web design thanks to various assignments since moving to The Globe and Mail in Toronto in 2000. He spent three years as Presentation and Production Editor in The Globe’s News Department, overseeing an overhaul to longstanding workflow practices. In 2005, Adrian took charge of a project to redesign our web sites, a task completed early in 2006. With that new expertise under his belt, he graduated to the newly created position of Creative Director, Digital Media, and led a team that implemented web-paper integration.
He assumed his current position in September, 2007.
Assaf Avrahami holds BSc in mechanical and electrical engineering and an MBA in technological management and marketing. He is also a PhD candidate in the area of industrial management.
Avrahami is currently working as CEO of Yedioth Information Technology (the technology and online company of Yedioth group) – the company is also running the e-vrit project. Earier in his carrer, Avrahami served as a major in the Israeli Navy, and as CEO of Yedioth communication press (the printing company of Yedioth group).
1956 Born in Rosbach v.d.H.; Germany
1973-1976 Training at Frankfurter Societaets-Druckerei GmbH
1976-1993 Activities in different pre print functions
1993 Meisterschule der Industrie- und Handelskammer Frankfurt am Main
1998-1999 Participant of several pre QUIZ meetings
• Investigations about the efficency of Color Management in newsprint workflow
1999-2000 Internal implementation of full 4-c newsprint
1999-2000 Developing and implementation of internal separation values for spot colour conversion
• Training of technical and sales staff, integration of values in layout software
2001 Implementation of softproofing at newsprint machines with dot gain curves
2003 Softproofing with Color Management
• Increased quality of softproof with introduction of Color Management. Color adaption is carried out since with ICC profiles and own system setups
2003 Publishing of an internal Quality and Color Management manual
2005 First participation in INCQC with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
2007 Participation in INCQC now with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
2009 Participation in INCQC now with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Gary Hughes – Senior Director, Manufacturing Operation, Newspaper Group & General Manager, Vaughan Plant – Transcontinental Printing
Gary Hughes is Transcontinental Printing's Senior Director, Manufacturing Operation, Newspaper Group & General Manager, Vaughan Plant and has just completed the installation of hybrid printing presses in five print sites across Canada for the printing of The Globe and Mail newspaper. Prior to this project, Hughes, was responsible for the construction of the first LEED certified print facility in North America, as well as the installation of three Man Roland hybrid printing presses for the printing of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Prior to joining Transcontinental Printing Gary spent 23 years with Gannett Company, Inc. in various operational roles.
Served a traditional craft apprenticeship as a machine minder in the commercial sector, before progressing onto multi-web operations work, on cartons, food wrappers and self adhesive labeling.
Entered newspaper management at the age of 25 in the provincial newspaper field, before moving to National newspaper management with the Financial Times. Became the youngest Press Room manager in Fleet Streets history at the age of 33, before becoming press and Publishing Manager two years later.
Appointed as Production Director at Trafford Park Printers in January 1991, working for 18 years before becoming operations director at Broughton Printers ltd in 2008.
Ken Harding - Managing Director - FTI
Ken Harding is a managing director in FTI’s Corporate Finance practice and is based in Denver. Mr. Harding has over 27 years of professional experience in the media industry, with a strong focus on newspapers. Mr. Harding has provided strategic business and operational consulting services and leadership to newspaper and media companies of varying size. He has worked at the corporate and business-unit level to lead cost-saving and performance optimization studies for numerous engagements.
With direct involvement in well over 200 newspaper and publishing projects, Mr. Harding’s industry experience is unmatched. Harding’s recent projects have delivered value-based solutions in Advertising & News Operations, Production, Transportation and Circulation / Delivery. Harding has recently provided services to newspapers of varying scale including Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Tampa Tribune, (Chicago) Sun-Times, (Springfield) The Republican and (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Recent Corporate clients include Advance Publications, Belo, Gannett, McClatchy, Media General, Media News Group and Tribune Publishing.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Harding was president and CEO of HARDING CONSUTLING ALLIANCE, a boutique consulting firm specializing in performance optimization across media businesses’ core functional areas. From 2003 -2006 Harding was corporate Vice President / Operations and Distribution for Tribune Publishing where he was responsible for Publishing Group initiatives and support of operations and distribution at each of the business units through local vice presidents. In that position, Mr. Harding reviewed and approved capital projects for all Tribune newspapers and directed benchmarking and continuous improvement initiatives in operations and distribution as well as other areas of publishing. Harding’s career has included ownership roles for established industry firms including designALLIANCE and Blevins Harding Group.
• Actual: Independent Coach & Trainer for Lean-, Change- & Agile Management
• COO Lecloux AG
• Managing Editor Badische Zeitung
• Publishing Director DIE ZEIT
• Senior Consultant Schickler & Partner
• Manager Corporate Development Bertelsmann AG
• Dipl. Economic science
Michael Hack , born in 1962, is a graduated industrial engineer at the university in Stuttgart.
For more than 20 years he has been working on the topic marketing for printing plants. For about 18 years, he worked as a managing director for different printing companies. Today, he is stockholder of a consultancy for printing plants with main focus on marketing and communication in Munich. Furthermore he is author with topic marketing of the leading trade magazine for the printing industry in Germany.
Muharrem Yaşar has been working at the Zaman dailywhich is a broadsheet newspaper, has a daily circulation of more than 1,000,000. Although he is of engineering background, he has mostly concentrated on print quality during the time he spent working at Zaman.
He has contributed to various major projects including the purchase and installation of five new printing machines for their facilities, and an investment project in computer-to-plate (CTP) technology. His current responsibilities include quality management and overseeing the transfer of existing programs to the new ERP system as well as introducing new programs on the system. Company is interested in installing heatset towers and turning the existing machines into hybrids as future projects.
As part of his current position as Zaman’s Quality Manager, he oversees quality engineers at printing facilities. At Zaman, quality is understood as an integrated system comprised of Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and compliance with ISO standards. Yaşar will explain the specifics and workings of the printing quality system at Zaman’s facilities.
Born in 1960, Arved Huebler studied Physics in Heidelberg and Berlin. His PhD in the field of image science was honoured with several awards. In 1992, Arved Huebler joined the Bertelsmann Group in Guetersloh, Germany, which is one of the largest media companies worldwide. At Bertelsmann, he became Technical Director a was responsible for several main technological projects. In 1997, he was appointed to a professorship at Chemnitz University of Technology,Germany. He is director of the Institute for Print and Media Technology [pmTUC] at the University with about 60 employees today.
Arved Huebler is a member of various national and international scientific organisations. He has over 100 publications, holds several patents and was chair of several international conferences. He is member of the board at OEA, the international Organic Electronics Association. Furthermore, he is co-founder and CEO of printed systems GmbH in Chemnitz,a young company focused on printed electronics
Sally Pirri is The Globe and Mail's Director, Production, and has just launched the printing of the newly redesigned newspaper in six print sites across the country, utilizing hybrid printing presses. All presses have heat set or UV capabilities. Prior to this, Pirri was also part of the team which negotiated the 18-year print contract with Transcontinental Inc. and Glacier Media
- F1-Redesign : revigorating a national newspaperAdrian Norris, The Globe and Mail
- F1-New market opportunities with printed electronicsArved Hübler, Technische Universität Chemnitz
- F2-How to do more with lessAssaf Avrahami, Yedioth Information Technology
- F3-Measurement and EvaluationErich Eckert, Frankfurter Societäts-Druckerei GmbH
- F2-Lean Production on multiple sitesGary Hughes, Transcontinental Printing
- F1-Print shop in a high rackHorst-Walter Hauer, IBH Ingenieure für Druck-und Projekttechnologie
- F1-Metal backed blankets: Innovation or Aggravation? John Coombs, Broughton Printers
- F2-Benchmarking Production Efficiency in the USAKenneth Harding, FTI Consulting
- F2-Lean management: tool box or way of thinking?Martin Lennartz, Consultant
- F3-Marketing and Printing QualityMichael Hack, estampado GmbH
- F3-Printing Quality ManagementMuharrem Yasar, ZAMAN Newspaper
- F3-Staff Motivation: a recipe for successSally Pirri & Gary Hughes, The Globe and Mail & Transcontinental Vaughan Plant, Canada