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Ifra's Int'l Forum For Newspapers In SE Europe

Ifra organises an international forum for newspapers in South-East Europe

For the second time, Ifra invites decision-makers from South-East Europe to its international newspaper forum from 19 to 21 September 2007 in the Best Western Hotel “M” in Belgrade, Serbia.

Themed “From Newsprint to Newspaper”, topics of this conference – translated simultaneously into English and Serbian – will be:

– Latest Developments in Prepress and Printing,

– Convergent Publishing,

– Effective Advertising and Distribution,

– Optimising Production and Internal Organisation.

Ifra’s programme includes visits to publishing houses and newspaper installations from the region's “big players”. The conference offers the chance to meet international specialists and colleagues for networking opportunities and exchanging ideas.

The conference programme in detail

Wednesday, 19 September 2007 (afternoon/evening):
Opening address and visit to APM with presentation:
“Newspaper Production and Modern Mailroom Logistics
in Belgrade”
Natasa Vuckovic Lesendric, General Director,
APM Print d.o.o., Belgrade
Followed by welcome reception.

Thursday, 20 September 2007:
Welcome by the moderator (Manfred Werfel, Director Research and Deputy CEO, Ifra) and by main sponsor Agfa (Rainer Kirschke, Regional Manager Central Europe).
“Newspapers in South-East Europe – Future Prospects”
Mario Milosevic, Director of Print Projekti d.o.o. consulting,
Tiskara Zagreb d.o.o., Croatia

Session 1 (morning): “Developments in Prepress and Printing”
“Prepress Production – Planning and Cost Reduction”
Slaven Milos, Technical Manager and
Drazenko Linic, Prepress Manager, Novi List, Croatia
“Retrofitting and Upgrading Existing Equipment”
Alexander Honsel, Director of Zehnder Print AG, Switzerland

“Working Hand-in-Hand with Suppliers to Improve Print
N. N.

Session 2 (afternoon): “Efficiency in Newspaper Production”
“Running Waste Reduction Projects”
Moritz Schwarz, Consultant, iMedia/Ifra
“Regionalisation of Newspaper Production”
Marjan Jurleka, CEO, Vecernji List d.d., Croatia
“Technological Solutions for Changing Market Conditions”
Marijan Beljan, Board Member, M.C. Glas Slavonije d.d.,
“Printing According to ISO-Standards – Project ‘Champion’:
Quality Improvement, Quality Standard”
Mario Milosevic, Director of Print Projekti d.o.o. consulting,
Tiskara Zagreb d.o.o., Croatia

Visit of Borba & Novosti with presentation:
”Newspaper Publishing and Printing in Belgrade”
N. N., Vecernje Novosti, and Branislav Filipesko, Technical
Director and Development Manager, GDP Stamparija
Joint dinner.

Friday, 21 September 2007:
Session 3 (morning): “Crossmedia Publishing and Editorial
“Successful Cross-media Publishing”
Ralf Geisenhanslüke, Deputy Editor in Chief, Verlag E. Holterdorf, Germany
“Optimised Editorial Workflow”
Dalibor Pinjuh, Managing Editor, Vecernji list d.d., Croatia, and
Zdenka Starcevic, Sales Director, NetCom d.o.o., Croatia.

Session 4 (morning): “Advertising and Distribution”
“Inserts and Supplements for Editional Revenue”
N. N.
“Cooperating Successfully with Customers”
Bela Papp, Managing Director, Ringier Publishing, Hungary
“Serbia’s First Free Sheet”
Jelena Drakulic, 24 sata, Belgrade, Serbia (tbc)
“Distribution Organisation of Single Copy Sales”
Pierre Wruck, Information Research Specialist, Ifra

Summary of the conference, followed by concluding lunch.

About Ifra
Ifra ( is the world's leading organisation for newspaper and media publishing with ten locations worldwide. As a registered association since 1961, Ifra acts as the platform for decision-makers from the newspaper industry. A Board, comprising publishers as well as central, regional and specialised committees drawn from Ifra member companies, steers the work of the association. Research and standardisation, international conferences, seminars, study tours, training events and consulting are components of the service Ifra offers primarily to its more than 3000 members in nearly 80 countries. Additionally, Ifra publishes the trade magazine newspaper techniques monthly in five languages (English, French, German, Russian and Spanish and quarterly in Chinese). Ifra also presents the world's most important trade exhibition for newspaper companies and their partners: IfraExpo 2007 will be held from 8 to 11 October in Vienna (


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