Press release BoxID: 195496 (WAN-IFRA)
  • Rotfeder-Ring 11
  • 60327 Frankfurt am Main
  • Contact person
  • Michael Spinner-Just
  • +49 (6151) 733-792

IFRA conference in Slovenia to include visit to TV station and national newspaper printing plant

IFRA's 3rd South-East Europe Conference on 25 and 26 September 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

(PresseBox) (Darmstadt, ) For the third time, IFRA invites decision-makers from South-East Europe to its international newspaper forum on 25 and 26 September 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia ( Themed "Challenged Today, Successful Tomorrow", topics of this conference will be printed electronics, printing and workflow, pre-press, cost reduction, digital media and advertising.

IFRA's programme includes visits to RTV Slovenija TV studios or a Delo's newspaper printing site. The conference offers the chance to meet international specialists and colleagues, both from traditional printing as well as with a digital media background, for networking opportunities and exchanging ideas.

On the day before the conference starts (24 September), participants will have the opportunity to visit the Savatech printing blanket plant, to gain a rare insight into the materials industry.

The conference in the Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana will comprise four sessions - translated simultaneously into English, Slovenian and Croatian:
- Printing,
- Workflow and New Technologies;

both on 25 September, chaired by Manfred Werfel, Director of Research and Deputy CEO, IFRA, Germany.
- Successful Digital Media Trends,
- New Revenue Models for Newspapers;

both on 26 September, chaired by Saša Praprotnik, Commercial Manager, žurnal Media, Slovenia.

Hybrid printing, paper waste, fully integrated workflow, chemistry-free plates, mobile trends and hyperlocal campaign are just some of the highlights of an interesting and in-depth informative programme which can be accessed at:

For registration, also visit the IFRA website area or contact Sergio de Oliveira, IFRA Programme Manager (Events), phone +49.6151.733-727, e-mail or Ioana Sträter, IFRA Programme Manager (Events), phone +49.6151.733-769, e-mail


IFRA ( is the worldwide research and service organisation for the news publishing industry. With headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, it has acted since 1961 as the platform for decision-makers from the newspaper industry. IFRA offers its services primarily to its more than 3100 members in nearly 80 countries. A Board, comprising publishers as well as central, regional and specialised committees drawn from IFRA member companies, steers the work of the international newspaper community. IFRA's research work provides the basis for this and results in standardisation projects as well as international and regional exhibitions, conferences, workshops, study tours, training events, Newsplex consulting and international competitions. The IFRA Expo - "the annual event of the news publishing industry" - held at major European venues, is the world's most important trade exhibition for newspaper companies and their partners. IFRA Expo 2008 will be held from 27 to 30 October in Amsterdam under the motto "Get the Big Picture!" ( IFRA Magazine, the international magazine of newspaper business, strategy and technology, is published in several languages in both print and online versions ( IFRA is also running IFRA Search, a vertical search engine for the news publishing industry (