The IFRA World Publishing Expo will return to Berlin, Germany, on Oct. 9 for a three-day event that will focus on the latest in printed publishing solutions. The tradeshow and conference will be held in conjunction with the DCX Digital Content Expo, which will highlight the creation, distribution and monetization of digital content.

More than 3,000 publishing executives from 100 countries will attend the events, which will feature more than 170 exhibitors covering the range of the publishing industry, according to organizers.

New are partners FIPP, a London-based trade association for global media, the World Association of Magazine Media, and Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund.

The Start-up Park has its own stage and space for networking. The Print Innovation Awards and exhibition areas for content services and virtual reality will also be on tap in Berlin.

Tickets can be reserved at

Below is a sample of vendors that will be showcasing technology at the event.

ABB will highlight its automation and integrated workflow systems for the newspaper industry. ABB’s systems cover digital workflow, roll supply, press automation, mailroom and distribution up to the planning and tracking of the entire production chain. ABB will present modular press control and drives retrofit solutions for newspaper presses from all leading manufacturers.

Agfa will showcase its new Avatar V-ZH plate, which does not require pre-heating. The plate will be available worldwide early in the fourth quarter of this year. It will also show its next generation of no-bake, long-run thermal printing plates, the ECO³. Live demos will show how to achieve a just-in-time production with the powerful end-to-end Arkitex Production workflow suite, either on site or in the cloud.

DCOS will showcase solutions for drive and control system retrofits and closed-loop inspection systems.

EAE (Engineering Automation Electronics) will feature controls, automation solutions and software for newspaper printers. EAE’s solutions are being used in all areas of a newspaper printing plant — from prepress to the mailroom.

Harland Simon will be discussing newspaper press controls and management systems and showcasing its experience in

upgrade/retrofit of existing systems.

Koenig & Bauer will feature solutions for the cost-effective production of high-quality newspapers, magazines and inserts, future-oriented business models including upgrades for inline finishing, new advertisement formats in the printed newspaper as well as service quotations aimed at retaining the performance and value of aging web presses.

Krause-Biagosch will showcase products and services including CTP systems, developing processors and prepress workflow solutions.

Manroland web systems will discuss digital finishing and workflow solutions as well as offset presses and its merger with Goss International.

MWM Group will demonstrate supplies system solutions for printing and media companies. Print365 is a suite of modules for quoting, scheduling, tracking and invoicing for printing companies. Media365 is a data warehouse platform for publishers for digital tracking of online subscribers.

Muller Martini will be showcasing “Finishing 4.0,” its advanced inserting, zoning and workflow optimization technology solution. Demonstration will include an optimized workflow with intelligent networking and inserting system solutions to finish rising volumes of inserts and how to do so despite ever-smaller zones.

NELA will highlight plate sorting and automation concepts for newspaper printers.

New ProImage America will demonstrate its software products for the newspaper publishing industry and will feature workflow management, print production and color management solutions.

Newscycle Solutions is a Minnesota-based provider of software and services for the global media industry. In December 2017, it brought on Acquire Media and its NewsEdge line of content aggregation software. In February of that year, it acquired Media Services Group, whose Elan line of products focuses on the magazine and book publishing industries. In July, Infomaker joined the team with a suite of editorial content management solutions.

Q.I. Press Controls will be featuring its optical measurement and control systems for web offset and digital presses.

technotrans will be showcasing its cooling and fluid technology solutions.

Tensor International will be featuring its single-width printing solutions which are capable of printing 35,000 to 50,000 products per hour with related folding equipment.

Wifag Services will be discussing its range of tailored retrofit and modification solutions to ensure daily production and to extend the lifespan of equipment.

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