Over the last few years, Warren Buffet has bought dozens of newspapers in the US – mostly in smaller cities.
So I see some rays of hope on the horizon as the newspaper world prepares to gather this Tuesday through Thursday at the IFRA World Publishing Expo & Digital Content Expo at Berlin’s ExpoCenter City. It will be my fourth time at IFRA and at each of the previous expos, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly you can get an ideal overview of the entire newspaper market at this compact trade fair thanks to the manageable number of exhibitors. Because visitors can get from one booth to another very quickly, they have more time for networking – both with their colleagues and with machine manufacturers.
Networking will surely also be a focus at our booth (F.10 in Hall 21a). With the motto “Finishing 4.0: Advanced inserting, zoning and workflow optimization,” we will be presenting economical and forward-looking solutions for processing larger volumes of inserts efficiently, even in smaller zones.