GERMANY • The associations NPES and VDMA (Printing and Paper) signed a joint agreement outlining a 2017-2018 framework for cooperation between the organisations in the areas of industry market data and international conferences . New initiatives and events that will include quarterly market data reports, annual state of the industry report, annual industry symposium as well as co-hosted events at technical conferences
NPES, the association for suppliers of printing, publishing and converting technologies and the Printing and Paper Technology Association within the German VDMA/PrintPromotion Gmbh (PP) will collaborate in order to produce new initiatives and events.
Following the end of each quarter, NPES and VDMA will exchange index-based reports for all primary product categories collected respectively, to include by VDMA/PP – paper making technology, paper converting technology, and printing machinery; and, by NPES – imaging & prepress equipment systems and software, bindery and finishing equipment, pressroom equipment, and graphic arts supplies.
At the end of each year, the organisations will produce a joint “state of the industry” report. The full report will be reserved for VDMA and NPES members, a summary will be available to industry media outlets and trade publications.
Hosted alternately by VDMA Printing and Paper Technology and NPES, annual industry symposium event will be designed to discuss current trends in technologies and applications, with the first symposium to be scheduled in 2018 in Germany/Europe. Moreover, NPES and VDMA Printing and Paper Technology will co-produce events titled.0.4-0.8t0.8-0.4h4.6q0.5 0 0.8 0.4t0.4 0.8z"/>