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Print World 2017

10 Oct 2017 to 12 Oct 2017

Speakers | Print World 2017



Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on 1 October 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, since the end of 2008 he worked in the office of the French minister of Culture and Communication where he was responsible for newspapers and new media as well as the “états généraux de la presse écrite,” the French government’s response to the economic difficulties facing the newspaper industry. From 2004 to 2008 he was head of development at Edipresse Publications SA in Lausanne, with responsibility for reader studies and marketing research.

Professor and Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, USA

Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis is professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News,” "Public Parts," "What Would Google Do?", and the ebook "Gutenberg the Geek." He is also cohost of the podcast "This Week in Google."

Jarvis was president of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications; creator of Entertainment Weekly; TV critic of TV Guide and People; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; and an editor on the Chicago Tribune. He blogs at Buzzmachine.com.

Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer SE, and President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers

Mathias Döpfner

Mathias Döpfner is Chairman and CEO of the German media group Axel Springer SE in Berlin. He is also the President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers. Mathias began his career in 1982 as a music critic of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). He joined Gruner + Jahr in 1992, initially as an employee of board member Axel Ganz in Paris. Later he became assistant to the CEO Gerd Schulte-Hillen. In April 1994, Mathias became editor-in-chief of the weekly Wochenpost. And in 1996, he became editor-in-chief of the Hamburger Morgenpost. In March 1998 he switched to the daily newspaper Die Welt as editor-in-chief.

In July 2000 Mathias became a member of the Board of Axel Springer. Since January 2002 Mathias is Axel Springer’s Chairman and CEO. After he became CEO, sales of digital activities rose from 117 to 2.2 billion euros. The EBIDTA from digital activities increased from -12 million to 472 million euros.

Mathias is a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, Inc., Warner Music Group, and Vodafone Group, too. Axel Springer is the leading digital publisher in Europe and is active in more than 40 countries. Publishing brands include BILD, DIE WELT and BUSINESS INSIDER.

CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom, and First Vice-President WAN-IFRA

Kevin Beatty

Kevin was appointed to the Board of DMGT plc in 2004, having joined the Group in 1996. Prior to this, Kevin was managing director of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, which at that time was part of Mirror Group plc.

With the Group for 20 years, Kevin has been managing director of The Mail on Sunday; managing director of the Evening Standard and London Metro; chief operating officer of Associated New Media; and managing director of Northcliffe Newspapers.

Kevin is now Chief Executive of dmg media, the consumer media operation of DMGT plc, which publishes the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, Mail Online, Mail Plus, Metro digital editions and Elite Daily. dmg media also has minority interests in the London Evening Standard, Wowcher, a daily deals business and a number of e-commerce business.

He is a board member of the NMA and represents the UK publishing industry on the executive council of WAN-IFRA; he is a non-executive director of the PA Group where he chairs the nominations committee and is a member of the remuneration committee. Recently he has been appointed Chairman of the RFC, the body that funds IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation).


Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is responsible for the Expo business of the association. He takes also care of the World Printers Forum, the print community within WAN-IFRA.

Since 1996 Werfel is part of WAN-IFRA’s management team. Over time he was responsible for Research, WAN-IFRA Reports, Expert Committees, Consulting, Training, Print Quality Projects, Events, Innovation Projects, World Press Trends, World News Media Congress, World Printers Forum and Expo. In 2012 he acted as Interim CEO.

Associate Professor, School of Journalism at the US University of Texas at Austin

H. Iris Chyi

Iris Chyi (Ph.D.), author of Trial and Error: US Newspapers’ Digital Struggles toward Inferiority, is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the US University of Texas at Austin. Her research addresses the economic viability of online news and identifies universal patterns of user demand for multi-platform newspapers. Her “Ramen Noodles Theory” suggests that online news, like ramen noodles, is an inferior good. Chyi has received many research and teaching awards and has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters. Information about her research is available at irischyi.com.

Managing Director, Print Power Europe, Brussels, Belgium

Ulbe is a Print Evangelist and manages Print Power, an industry initiative to promote the use of (advertising in) print media based upon the effectiveness of print in the media mix. After the introduction in 2009, Print Power is re-launched this year in the UK and Germany with France following soon. Initial results of the campaign show excellent uptake of the campaign by brand owners, media and advertising agencies. A strong believer in measurable results, Ulbe was co-founder of the Effie Awards in Belgium and won an Effie Award for a Unilever brand. He was also involved in the introduction of the Euro-Effies in Brussels and a jury member. His background is with advertising agencies Ogilvy, TBWA/Hakuhodo and BBDO, where he worked on clients such as Shell, American Express, Philips, Canon Europe, Unilever, Suedzucker, Sappi Europe and Ricoh Europe.

Editor of Metro UK

Ted Young

Ted became Metro’s fourth Editor in the summer of 2014 and has recently overseen a widely acclaimed redesign of the newspaper.

Prior to joining Metro, Ted has enjoyed enormous success as an Editor in print and online, in the UK and US. He was previously Editor of the London Lite, DMG Media’s free London evening newspaper, as well as Editor of MailOnline – now the largest news website in the world.

Most recently, Ted spent two years in the US as Editor of New York Daily News Online, where he succeeded in more than doubling the number of unique visitors to over 50 million.

After graduating Cambridge University in 1983, Ted’s first job in newspapers was at the Harrow Observer. His extensive news career includes senior positions at The Sun and Daily Express as well as roles at The Northern Echo, Daily Mail and Today.

Outside of his passion for news, Ted is also a keen rugby fan and long-suffering supporter of Newcastle United.

Managing Director, Kirchner + Robrecht, management consultants

Peter Kirchner

Born 1958. Dipl.-Ingenieur (studies of electrical engineering, specialising in communications engineering)

Professional experience: Project engineer at ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH in Backnang, Germnay, consultant at PA Consulting Group in Frankfurt and London, project manager at Roland Berger & Partner, Partner at Lerou, Robrecht + Partner; Founder and Managing Partner at Kirchner + Robrecht since 1993

Consulting: Development of company and product strategies, organisation development, development of information and communication strategies, cost reduction / efficiency improvement programs, process optimisation, cooperation management

General Manager, CSQ – Centro Stampa Quotidiani, Italy

Dario De Cian graduated in 1990 in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

From 1991 to 1996 he worked as Project Manager in a company belonging to the Mannesmann group, supplier of control systems for power and desalination plants.

He started working in the newspaper industry in 1997 as Sales Manager for the Italian market of Muller Martini. Since September 2000 he is working at Centro Stampa Quotidiani where he served initially as Products Development Manager, since September 2001, maintaining the commercial responsibility, he is also appointed Technical Director and from  July 2009 he is the General Manager of the company.

Managing Director Auto, Computer, Sport, Axel Springer SE, Berlin, Germany

Frank Mahlberg, born in 1967, has been Managing Director Print for BILD and Managing Director of B.Z. Frank Mahlberg joined Axel Springer in 1994 and, alongside other positions, worked as an assistant to the Finance Board and as the publishing coordinator of the BILD Group.

Between 2001 and 2007 he worked first as general manager BILD am SONNTAG and since 2005 as publishing manager for BILD am SONNTAG and SPORTBILD. In 2007, the native of Düsseldorf took over the management of the Office of the Chairman of the Board, Dr. Mathias Döpfner.

From 2008, Mahlberg was responsible for the regional media “Berliner Morgenpost” and “Hamburger Abendblatt” within the WELT Group. In 2014 he switched to the Funke Media Group in the course of the sale of these titles. Frank Mahlberg holds a diploma in economics from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

President of Sogemedia Group, France

Jean-Pierre de KERRAOUL, born in 1947, graduated from IEP in Paris. He holds a master's degree in economic sociology and was a journalist on Japanese television (NHK) and later in the scientific and medical press. He became active in the Regional Weekly Press by taking over or creating several securities, particularly in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region.

Today, the SOGEMEDIA group publishes 18 regional weeklies. All are bi-media and have important Facebook communities. Their web traffic is among the best in the regional press.

SOGEMEDIA also offers services dedicated to the press – software development, advertising management, subscription management – as well as various services: formalities, training, studies, consulting and coaching of leaders.

The company also operated a printing press with two offset press lines until September 2015. One of them was replaced in November 2015 by a Kodak Prosper 6000C digital press, connected to a Foldline finishing system from Manroland with the WorkflowBridge integration software. Production also includes a RIMA stacking system. This was the first European installation of a printing + finishing unit for the production of variable data files.

Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul is also editor of magazines: art press, art press2, practical garden.

Jean-Pierre de KERRAOUL has been president of the Regional Weekly Press Syndicate (SPHR) from 1991 to 2000, and of the French National Press Federation (1996 to 1998). He continues to intervene on numerous issues concerning the “The future of the press”.

Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul is currently vice president of SPHR and president of Espace PHR, the national advertising agency of the PHR.

Editor-in-Chief, 4c, Vienna, Austria

Schwarz is the editor in chief of 4c, a trade magazine for print, design & digital media. 4c is being published in an edition for Austria and since 2013 also in an edition for Germany. The circulation for both editions: 11.000 copies. 4c is very much interested in involving its readers not only through surveys, but also with regular discussions with its readers on Twitter (called: #4ctalk), mainly on business topics, or workshops and conferences. Some of the exclusive stories 4c has published about the print media business were quoted in newspapers and magazines in the German speaking region.
Martin Schwarz was awarded „Specialized Journalist of the Year 2016“ by the „German Association of Trade Press“ (Verband der Deutschen Fachpresse) for outstanding journalistic achievements.

President/Founder of Blinder Group

Mike Blinder

Mike Blinder, President/Founder of the Blinder Group, is an author and internationally recognized as an expert on media advertising will evangelize on this topic, showing the latest research and data that proves we are still a great industry, with great products and a great future ahead. As long as we maintain a proper focus!

Mike Blinder has worked in hundreds of markets at newspapers with varying history and cultures, worldwide, proving that newspapers can sell multimedia solutions with their traditional/legacy sales team. However, the process of adding digital components to our existing legacy products has to be simplified. The value propositions that digital offerings bring to advertisers must be made clear and easy to understand.

Managing Director, Druckzentrum Rhein Main, Germany

After studying mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University, where he specialised in printing processes, Michael Rettig worked at the printing house of the Frankfurter Rundschau as well as at Medienhaus Südhessen. During this time he was responsible for managing projects for all areas of a printing operation. Since May 2009 he holds the position of Managing Director of the Druckzentrum Rhein Main.
Together with Martin Kümmerling, he manages one of Europe's most modern newspaper printing plants, where up to 180,000 newspaper copies with 48 full-colour pages per hour can be produced on four production lines. Per year ca. 25,000 to paper are printed and more than 500 million objects inserted. Druckzentrum Rhein Main is a joint venture of Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main and Echo Medien in Darmstadt.

Managing Director, Publishing House Frankfurt Business Media (FBM), Manager Business Unit “New Business Portfolio” at F.A.Z. GmbH

Hannes Ludwig

Hannes Ludwig, 41, has been Head of “New Business Areas” since 1 April 2014. He has since expanded the F.A.Z. portfolio considerably with the products Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly, F.A.Z. Plus, F.A.Z. Woche (week) and the regional B2B magazine F.A.Z. Metropol. The native of Bremen came two years ago from the Mexican joint venture Editorial Motorpress Televisa. There he has been responsible for the successful conversion and expansion of the brands in print, digital and in the event area. Hannes Ludwig started his career at Gruner + Jahr and worked for the “Motor Presse Stuttgart” in Hungary and Romania.

Managing Director/CEO, PreMedia Newsletter, Germany

Prof. Ing. Karl Malik is Managing Director and CEO of PreMedia Newsletter. The German issue of the PreMedia Newsletter is published every month, twelve times  a year. The English World Edition is published quarterly, four times per year. The PreMedia Newsletter offers up-to-date information for the international top management of the media industry. The special reports deal with topics like marketing, management, executive functions and the international media markets, e.g. the special reports about the media situation abroad. Our editors are in close contact with newspaper and magazine publishing houses as well as the whole supply industry worldwide.

Managing Director, Styria Print Group and Druck Carinthia

Christian Wilms

Christian Wilms manages the Styria Print Group Austria together with Alexander Marko and is responsible for the areas production, engineering, all key processes and sales.
CONTACT: christian.wilms@styria.com

Manager Printing, Pressedruck Potsdam GmbH, Germany

Matthias Voß was born on 3. April 1956 in Greifswald, Germany
1976–1980 Studies at University of Leipzig, Germany, diploma in journalism (Diplomjournalist)
Since 1990 he has been working in newspaper production 
1992–2006 shift supervisor in the printing department, since then manager printing at Pressedruck Potsdam GmbH, Potsdam, Germany

Manager IT, Gutenberg Rechenzentrum Hannover, Germany

Holger Barthel

Dr. Holger Barthel was born on 2. May 1963 in Jessen/Elster, Germany
1984–1988 Studies at Technical University Dresden, Germany
1992 PhD (Dr. Ing.) at faculty for compiuter science of Technical University Dresden, Germany 
1991–1996 Software developer / manager software development at Delta Information Systems, Dreieich, Germany
1996–2014 Manager IT at Märkische Verlags- und Druckgesellschaft Potsdam, Germany
2014 Senior System Engineer at Gutenberg Rechenzentrum, Hannover, Germany

CTO & Co-Founder Kitext GmbH, Duisburg, Germany

Nicolai Erbs

Dr. Nicolai Erbs studied physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and earned his PHD in computer science with emphasis on language processing. His dissertation deals with the automatic structuring of texts by means of language processing. After teaching at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he advised companies in Germany and England on machine learning. His focus was on the development of prototypes for the automatic analysis of texts in the areas of health and finance. He is co-founder of Kitext GmbH and is responsible for the development of algorithms for text classification.

Technical and Production Director, The Times of India

Sanat Hazra studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning BS in Photographic Science & Engineering, MS in Printing Technology and attended Tuck College at Dartmouth University studying Corporate Leadership Program. Before joining the Time of India as Technical and Production Director in 2008, Sanat worked at the New York Daily News as VP of Production. Sanat dedicated 14 years with the New York Times prior to joining the New York Daily News. As Executive Director of Production at the New York Times, Sanat was responsible for transforming company’s two printing plants into state of the art operation, optimising the entire supply chain of the newspaper, implementing Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma process and winning many International Newspaper Color Quality Club awards.

Prior to the NYT; he worked for the Crosfield Electronics as Senior Material Science Engineer. At Crosfield Electronics, he developed direct imaging thermal plate for CTP application.

MD & CEO, Kasturi & Sons Ltd., India

Rajiv C. Lochan is the Managing Director and CEO of Kasturi and Sons Ltd., 138-year old publishers of The Hindu and Group publications in India. Prior to The Hindu Group, Rajiv was a Partner with McKinsey & Company and co-founded their Chennai practice. He's active in the social sector‎ in the areas of public health and financial inclusion. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Financial Management and Research and on the Board of Directors of Sundaram Finance Ltd and IFMR Holdings as an Independent Director. Rajiv holds a BTech from IIT Madras, an MS from MIT and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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