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World Publishing Expo opens (video)

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World Publishing Expo opens (video)

The 42nd World Publishing Expo has drawn more than 260 exhibitors from 30 countries to showcase the technology to publish news in print, on tablets, mobile and online. More than 8,000 visitors are expected during the three-day event.

“The Expo serves as a platform and a showcase for innovative technology, but it is so much more,” says Jacob Mathew, President of WAN-IFRA. “It is an event that thrives on an exchange of ideas among colleagues from all over the world, and is built on the vital partnership of publisher and supplier, something that has deepened and strengthened in these challenging times.”

When the Expo began more than four decades ago, “the issues of concern were how to manage color printing, how to integrate color pictures into the newspaper economically, and how to handle the new technology of photo typesetting. In short, print and print production-related topics,” he says.

“Today, successful publishing houses are cross-media operations. They must be equally comfortable working in the digital business as in print. And the Expo reflects our industry’s transformation. It is now the leading exhibition for technology to publish news on all platforms, print and digital.”

Also addressing the opening ceremony were Markus Frank, City Councillor for Commerce of the City of Frankfurt, and Wolfgang Marzin, CEO of Messe Frankfurt.

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2012-10-29 11:00

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