Shaping the Future of Print: Magazine Seminar, 1st February 2018, Brussels

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:19

Magazine Seminar 2018

Join us at our Magazine Seminar and help to shape the future of the magazine industry! The Seminar is being held at The Hotel (Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) on 1st February 2018. A welcome cocktail for participants will take place at The Hotel on the evening of Wednesday 31st January, and a visit to the European Institutions will be arranged during the morning of Friday 2nd February.


CLICK HERE to download your registration form for Magazine Seminar 2018

We look forward to seeing you there!



The Event


Shaping the Future of Print is an annual event series co-organised by Intergraf and Smithers Pira. Each of the seminars focuses on a different niche market of the printing industry. As well as magazines, past events have dealt with direct mail and book printing. Reflecting the topic, this year's event is being supported by ERA (European Rotogravure Association), NOPA (Nordic Offset Printing Association) and EMMA (European Magazine Media Association).

Magazine Seminar is a particularly special event because it is being held in Brussels, the heart of Europe and home of the European Union. Delegates have the opportunity to take part in (optional) visits to the European Institutions, as well as be welcomed to the seminar by a representative of the European Commission.


  •    FREE for representatives of Intergraf member associations, ERA, NOPA or EMMA (one person per association)
  •    €190 for representatives of printing/publishing companies if they are a member of Intergraf, ERA, NOPA or EMMA
  •    €350 for representatives of suppliers/other members of Intergraf, ERA, NOPA or EMMA
  •    €490 for non-members






Dr. Sean Smyth

Print Consultant, Smithers Pira


Magazine Market Study


Sean Smyth has spent over 25 years in the printing industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, both in hands on and consultancy roles. An expert in the field, Sean regularly speaks at and chairs conferences about printing technology. He will present Smithers Pira’s market research about the European magazine market.





Nicolas Sennegon

Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, The Economist Group


Case Study: The Economist—The Audience Journey


After working in media organisations since 1999, Nicolas Sennegon joined The Economist Group in 2008. He held various sales and marketing management roles before becoming Chief Revenue Officer in 2014. In 2015 he also became Executive VP, joining the Management Committee of The Economist Global Media Businesses. Nicolas will present a company case study.




James Hewes

President & CEO, FIPP


How BBC Worldwide are Applying Trends in Publishing Media to Britain’s Biggest Food Media Brand (presenter 1/2)


James Hewes was appointed President & CEO of FIPP in September 2017. Previously he has worked across BBC Worldwide and BBC Magazines, growing BBC Magazines’ licensing portfolio from 8 to 55 editions, as well as Dubai-based Gulf News Publishing. James will interview a representative of BBC Worldwide about the tremendous success of BBC Good Food and the steps taken to build Britain’s most successful food media brand, as well as looking at the key themes highlighted at the recent FIPP World Congress and discuss how these relate to the real-world example of building a successful, multi-platform consumer media powerhouse.



Ranj Begley

Managing Director, Readly UK


Readly: Myths and Metrics of Mobile Applications for Magazines


Ranj Begley is Managing Director of Readly, the ‘all-you-can-read’ magazine service. She built the company from the bottom-up, with Readly now dealing with 98 UK publishers, 713 UK magazine brands and customers in 50 countries. Ranj shifts between strategy, day-to-day management and fundraising, as well as leading Readly’s expansion into new markets around the world.





Einar Ryvarden

Digital Manager, The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association


Membership & Scientific Magazines: Challenges & Choices in a Digital World


Einar Ryvarden is Digital Manager of The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. After working in the media industry since 1992, he has expertise in cross-media publishing, digital magazines, e-commerce and digital advertising. Einar will speak about the challenges facing the non-commercial membership and scientific publishing industry, detailing how the Journal navigates this.


More speakers will be announced soon!





Mike Hopkins

Printing industry expert and consultant



Fiona Narburgh

Strategy & communications specialist and performance coach






Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Beatrice Klose, Secretary General of Intergraf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for more information about how you could benefit from:

  1.    Platinum sponsorship (7.500 €)
  2.    Gold sponsorship (5.000 €)
  3.    Silver sponsorship (2.500 €)