As a bonus those booking for the brakfast briefings will be able to park their car at the Convention Centre for an $8 all day charge.
To book go to the GASAA web site at www.gasaa.asn.au and follow the prompts.
Each morning Zwang will give you his hot picks for the show and assist you in making sense of the wide range of solutions on offer. Each session will focus on an important aspect of the production cycle, such as image capture, proofing, workflow, digital and conventional printing.
He has been brought out by industry association GASAA, and Printer Magazine Group, publisher of Australian Printer and the i-grafix.com website.
Zwang is one of the most influential people in the global print industry; he is the co-chair of the European based Ghent Workgroup developing world standards such as JDF, PDFX, he has co-chaired the PDF days and Seybold USA, and chairs the Proofing Shootout at the IPA conference each year in Chicago. He consults to many of the world’s largest corporates and to many of the print industry’s leading suppliers.
Ahead of the show we asked Zwang some key questions to Australia and New Zealand.
Australian Printer: What about the convergence of creation and output, everyone wants to every do every aspect of the job, or so it seems?
David Zwang: Process Collaboration is the norm. You need to ask yourself what you are doing to maintain and grow your position in the new workflow?
AP: What do you think prepress and print business need to do to stay profitable?
Zwang: Change always brings opportunity. In order to be successful in the future you need to continue to reinvent yourself. I have some practical ideas to share this month in your part of the world.
AP: Is the internet killing print?
Zwang: While some areas of print have been negatively affected by the internet, other areas have grown. Are you focusing on the growth areas? I’ll give an insight on how some US printers are leveraging off the net to make money.
AP: Will prepress and print firms become obsolete once colour and digital asset management is mastered by creatives?
Zwang: There will continue to be a need for premedia and print to support the need for broader and faster turn marketing support programs.
AP: What does it take for service providers to become creatives? How can service provider (press and print) charge more for their work?
Zwang: Changing the focus of your business requires commitment allied with planning and knowledge of the new focus and market. Come to one our sessions and we’ll find ways to add value to the product itself. These can be done through added or complementary products and services.
The breakfast briefing will be held each day Tuesday to Saturday at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Start time is 7.30am, with the briefins scheduled to finish well in time Pacprint’s 10am opening. As a bonus for people attending the breakfast briefing they will enjoy all day car parking for just $8.
Following PacPrint Zwang will be on a dinner tour of Australian and New Zealand. Dates are May 30, Brisbane, May 31 Sydney, June 1 Auckland and June 3 Christchurch.