Xerox Global Forum – Düsseldorf 30th to 31st May 2016

Welcome to the Xerox Global Forum website where you will find all the information you need about this year's pre-drupa event in Düsseldorf taking place on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May 2016.

The Xerox Global Forum joins together all the Premier Partners from around the world and the Graphic Communications Resellers in Europe to give you the opportunity to network with your business peers, hear insights from industry speakers and share marketplace ideas. We will also join the drupa trade fair on Tuesday 31st May which is the perfect platform to discuss business strategies for growth and see current and future innovation and services within the graphic communications industry.


Our venue for this year's Forum is at the Maritim Hotel (which is right next to Düsseldorf Airport) and the Networking Dinner will be held at the MonBerg in Monheim am Rhein in-between Düsseldorf and Cologne.

Agenda Highlights:

Dress Code: Business Casual

Speaking at the Xerox Global Forum will be well known industry leaders along with senior Xerox executives. We will also hear directly from several of our Premier Partners who are going to share their knowledge and expertise.

John Ahlman
Vice President
Global Experiential Marketing
Xerox Corporation

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John's team oversees 2000+ tradeshows, which includes drupa, seminars and Xerox-owned events like [email protected] in 180 countries. The group also manages Xerox's global sponsorship programs that include names like Cirque du Soleil, US Open Tennis, Ducati Motorcycles and Barclays Center. The team prides itself on delivering amazing brand experiences that help make Xerox a more strategic, high-valued partner for customers.

Marco Boer
Vice President
I.T. Strategies

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Marco Boer is recognised as a trusted consultant to the digital printing industry. He has a reputation for being able to put complex information and concepts into a context that is easily understood by his audience. With more than 25 years of experience in advising and guiding senior executives of Fortune 1000 and smaller innovative companies to successful business solutions in emerging digital printing markets, Marco has developed a deep understanding of ink jet printing technology and its applications.

Eric Bouet
Senior Vice President
European Graphic Communications Operations
Xerox Europe

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Eric is responsible for developing and expanding the Graphic Communications business in Europe as well as having responsibility for the Production Marketing Strategy across all lines of business in Europe. Eric reports to Andrew Copley, President of Global Graphic Communications Operations group. Prior to this appointment in October 2013, Eric Bouet was Vice President for GCO France. Eric initially joined Xerox in 1995 as a Product Manager and has held a variety of positions in Xerox France and Xerox Europe including Sales Management roles, Regional Marketing Director, European Customer Services General Manager and Vice President for Production Systems business in France. Educated at IDRAC, Paris and Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K. Eric lives in Lyon (France).

Andrew Copley
Global Graphic Communications Operations
Xerox Corporation

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Andrew Copley is President of Global Graphic Communications Operations, for Xerox Corporation. He was named to this key leadership position in January 2014. Copley is responsible for worldwide strategy, operations, product development, marketing, sales and support of Xerox's production technology portfolio and related software, workflow and service offerings for the global graphic communications market. He has accountability to drive profitable revenue growth by simplifying and optimizing the overall graphic communications operations. Copley has over 25 years of commercial print industry and international general management experience. His past leadership roles include Chief Operating Officer, Graphic Communications Group at Eastman Kodak and President, Americas at Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), a $1.7 billion joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak. He was a corporate officer at both Kodak and KPG. Prior to joining Xerox, Copley most recently served as the Chief Commercial Officer for Precision Valve Technologies. A native of England, Copley started his career in Europe and progressed from sales representative through sales management, marketing leadership and strategic planning positions into general management working for Dunlop, the Cookson Group and International Paper. Copley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, from Leeds University, as well as, a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Steve Hoover
PARC, A Xerox Company

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Stephen Hoover is CEO of PARC, a Xerox company. Practicing open innovation since 2002, PARC delivers breakthrough innovations to Xerox's business groups, and additionally provides custom R&D services, technology, expertise, and IP to Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies. Prior to joining PARC in 2011, Dr. Hoover had global responsibility for Xerox's software and electronic development, and previously led the east coast research arm of Xerox. Over his career he has developed and delivered to the market a variety of intelligent mechatronic systems, web services-enabled smart devices, and a variety of software platforms.

Hiroshi Kurihara
Fuji Xerox

Hiroshi Kurihara is the president and representative director of Fuji Xerox, and has served as a member of the board of directors since 2009. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Fuji Xerox, responsible for all sales, marketing and operations in Japan. He has also run the Production Services Sales & Marketing business and the Government Business Sales & Marketing Group. He has been working in Fuji Xerox since 1978 and was a resident with Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York between 1993 and 1996. He is an outdoorsman and enjoys skiing during his free time. He holds a bachelor degree in law from the Gakushuin University, Japan, and studied international relations at the University of California, San Diego, in the United States.

Katie Ledger
Host and Speaker
Complete Coherence

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For 14 years, Katie was a TV New Anchor for BBC and ITN in the UK. Drawing on her experience in the media and corporate life, she provides facilitating conferences and speaking that have a high impact on audiences. Katie has since created her own "getting you heard" communications consultancy and three years ago she was excited to join a new company called Complete Coherence. Their work integrates insights from the worlds of neuroscience, physiology, psychology, biology and performance. Essentially, she helps people discover their brilliance by starting with their physiology – inside to outside leadership. Through her great energy, clarity, decision making and her ability to share messages in a memorable way, this is the fourth time Katie has been asked to host the Xerox Global Forum.

Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffè
Professor of Strategy
Bocconi University School of Management

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Mr. Carnevale Maffè Carlo Alberto serves as an Independent Director of Reply S.p.A. and of Poligrafica San Faustino SpA. He serves as a Lecturer of Company Strategies at its Direction School of the Bocconi University where he was founder and coordinator of the Master in Business Strategies(MISA). He is responsible for the "Business Strategy" teaching at the Bachelor in International Economics and Management. He teaches at "Media ... MBA" of the Steinbeis University in Berlin and at the "Master in Intelligence" of the University of Malta, and has teacher at the Graduate School of Business of the Columbia University, at the Stern School of Business of New York University. He is member of the Steering Committee "E-Business Policies" of the European Commission DG Enterprise. He is columnist of "MF   Milano Finanza" and works for different national and international newspapers such as CNBC International/Class CNBC "Il Sole24 Ore". He is member of the scientific committee of Assodigitale and "WIRELESS" and of the editorial review board of "Economia and Management". He is independent Administrator of companies of the technology, Media and Telecommunications sector, some of which are quoted on the Italian Stock Exchange (Reply S.p.A. and oligrafica S. Faustino S.p.A., where he is independent administrator and Chairman of the Internal control for 2004). He is Advisory Board of National High tech companies. He has published many books and company cases and is regularly present with interviews, articles and comments on some of the most important economic andfinancial International editions such as The Economist, Time, Harvard Business Review Italy, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Les Echos.

Mark Serbin
Serbin Print Marketing & Publishing

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Serbin opened in January 1971 as an offset printing company and has grown into a leader in the Print Marketing industry. Throughout its history, Serbin has been 'first to market' with many ideas, departments and equipment that have since become standards for the printing industry. That tradition continues today. As a leading marketing services provider, we offer a fully integrated digital print and multi-channel marketing department. Serbin produces personalized print communications, web sites, email campaigns, PURL's and QR codes that add relevance and increases response rates for its customers. Its full service business mail department allows customers to have a single point of contact for campaigns or appeals from concept to inbox to mailbox.

Mark is on the advisory council of the Xerox Premier Partner Global Network. He is a past Board Member of the Printing Association of Florida and is currently affiliated with:

Advertising Specialty Institute   ASI
American Marketing Association   AMA
Association of Fundraising Professionals   AFP
Florida Public Relations Association   FPRA
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Printing Association of Florida   PAF
Print On Demand Initiative   PODI
Xerox Premier Partner Global Network   XPPGN

Robert Stabler
Senior Vice President, General Manager
Graphic Communications Business Group
Xerox Corporation

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Robert Stabler is responsible for defining, developing and executing business strategies that enable cost competitive, quality and timely delivery of offerings and marketing programs. He has accountability for the production business and driving profitable revenue growth in the Graphic Communications and high end production markets.

With extensive experience in the printing business, Stabler started his career with Agfa in the United Kingdom. In 1998, he moved to the United States, where he went on to become President, Agfa Graphic Systems North America. Other roles include serving as President of Nipson Technology and and UK Country Manager at HP for Production Digital Printing and leader for their European Production Inkjet Business.

Susan Weiss
Manager of Global Premier Partner & Customer Business Development Programs
Xerox Corporation

Susan Weiss is the Manager of Global Premier Partner and Customer Business Development programs. A 25-year veteran of Xerox, she is responsible for the creation and deployment of marketing programs and tools designed to assist Xerox customers in growing their digital printing businesses worldwide. She works extensively with customers and their Xerox sales representatives to take advantage of the Xerox Premier Partner Global Network, ProfitAccelerator® BusDev Resources, BusDev Consulting Services, Webinars, Case Studies and more. She manages the website for Xerox Production customers and Premier Partners.

Susan is also the divisional representative for strategy and implementation of corporate Analyst and Public Relations programs including Press Briefings, Customer events and ongoing communications.

Antalis International

Antalis is the European leading distributor of papers, packaging solutions and visual communication media. They have a large choice of brands for all types of office paper needs: everyday use, recycled, tinted, premium, creative and more for digital printing.

Compart AG

Compart AG

Compart enables its customer to process, deliver and access documents & contents – in any form and format and via any channel. More than 1,400 customers with thousands of installations in over 45 countries rely on the long-standing and proven expertise of Compart. The result: high-quality and cost-effective document production and distribution and thus more time for the core business.

The DocBridge platform is a flexible and secure solution that offers all the features of modern input and output document processing, in particular, bridges-the-gap between legacy systems and the ever increasing demands of channel-oriented customer communications. The Compart customers include companies from all sectors: e.g.12 of the 20 largest banks in Europe, 7 of the 10 largest telecommunications companies in Europe, 4 of the 5 largest German energy suppliers and 80% of the largest printing service providers in Germany already rely on solutions from Compart.


Duplo International

Duplo International is the EMEA sales and distribution arm of Duplo Corporation in Japan and has a complete range of automated and precise finishing equipment which can help add value to a wide range of printed products. Duplo's comprehensive product portfolio includes collators, bookletmakers, perfect binders, multifinishers and UV coaters; all designed with quick set-up, fast production, automation and 'green button' technology as standard.

Their track record is second to none, with thousands of printers everyday realising the potential of their print with Duplo equipment, however this is only part of our offering, we place as much emphasis on our manufacturing excellence as we do our after-sales customer support and service back-up; as an 'Investor In People' and 'Top 500 to work for' company we train the best people to be even better. The company vision statement declares that this is about 'enabling our customers to turn paper into great communication'. This drives development of a complete range of products for finishing print in the most effective, profitable and quality-focused way possible.


EFI-Electronics for Imaging Ltd

Located in Silicon Valley's Foster City, CA, with worldwide offices, EFI™ researches, invents and delivers next-generation digital technology that brings brands, ideas and images to life for businesses globally. Driven by their entrepreneurial spirit, EFI's award-winning product line includes:

  • Fiery® Digital Print Solutions
  • VUTEk® Superwide Format Solutions
  • EFI Wide Format Solutions
  • Jetrion® UV lnkjet Systems
  • Cretaprint ceramic tile printers
  • Business automation software
  • Corporate, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions
  • Xerox and EFI enjoy a strong partnership in the area of Fiery Servers, workflow software and additional print solutions


The GTxcel team and suite of services work together to build publishing brands and create new revenue streams. The vision is to build a unified publishing platform where content can be created once and published everywhere. To empower publishers, GTxcel is making a strategic shift from page to article so content flows seamlessly across screens and can be picked up by applications like Flipboard, Zite, Readability, and others. It is imperative for publishers to have control of their content at the deepest level with the ability to serve and monetize across channels.

Monetization is a key focus and service at GTxcel. We work with traditional print publishers who seek to future-proof their content and increase their digital footprint. We also work with digital-only publishers ready to hit the ground running, and with brands exploring new ways to position and market themselves with content.


Plockmatic International

Plockmatic International is a worldwide supplier of print finishing solutions with more than 40 years experience providing off-line, near-line and in-line booklet making applications. With the acquisition of Morgana Systems in 2013 they now offer the widest range of precision document finishing systems and are a leader in the innovation and development of new technology. Together with business partners like Xerox, Plockmatic designs and manufactures integrated finishing equipment including:

  • Booklet makers
  • Trimmers
  • Stackers
  • Squarefold modules
  • Direct Mail inserters
  • PUR binders
  • Creasers, folders and slitters
Solimar Systems Inc

Solimar Systems Inc.

Founded in 1991, Solimar Systems Inc. is a leading developer of enterprise output management solutions for mainframe, midrange and PC/network environments including:

  • data and document optimization
  • bi-directional device communications
  • production print management
  • data stream transformations
  • secure e-delivery
  • live/historic web-based file
  • job tracking with dynamic reporting

Tecnau (formally Lasermax Roll Systems)

Tecnau is a multinational corporation with a complete product portfolio dedicated to paper handling, monitoring, processing and finishing for the digital printing industry. We are devoted to providing integrated solutions to support the broadest array of applications for Transactional Printing, TransPromo, Direct Mail, Publishing, Graphic Arts, Book on Demand and Short Run.

With an extensive line of feeding, cutting and folding systems for continuous and cut sheet digital printers, quality assurance systems and in-line finishing and converting modules, we have solutions essential to every digital print application. Our products are compatible with today's most advanced digital printers and can be adapted to meet your printing needs. Several of our products were inspired by customer requests: technology meeting unsolved needs may give rise to the most surprising and advanced innovations. We put at your disposal our engineering skills; indeed, this is how we innovate.


Visioneer Inc.

Visioneer is a world-class developer of intelligent imaging solutions that provide a faster and easier way to capture documents and photographs and integrate them with popular Windows and document imaging applications. Thirteen years ago Xerox and Visioneer entered into a trademark licensing agreement for Visioneer to develop, market and support a new line of Xerox branded document scanners on an exclusive basis. Visioneer and Xerox branded products provide a family of hardware solutions for the distributed and desktop scanner markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning and storage segments. Some of the benefits which set them apart in the market are ease-of-use, flexibility and value for money within all workflow segments – Mobility, Desktop, Workgroup, Network and A3 production.



XMPie, the leading provider of software for cross-media, variable data one-to-one marketing, offers solutions to help businesses create and manage highly effective direct marketing and cross-media campaigns with solutions in:

  • Campaign management
  • Variable data print
  • Integrated cross-media publishing
  • Web-to-print solutions
  • Tracking and analytics
  • Personalised video
To celebrate our successes and enjoy an evening in wonderful surroundings, we will be hosting the Networking Dinner at the MonBerg which is in Monheim am Rhein, in-between Düsseldorf and Cologne.

MonBerg is a unique restaurant concept held on a 20 meter high, man-made mountain near to the Rhine offering views of the picturesque countryside and famous buildings in all directions – Cologne Cathedral, the Bayer Cross in Leverkusen and the Fleher Bridge in Düsseldorf. It offers a unique place where you can relax with your peers with quartz sand under your feet at the "Beach" or enjoy a drink together in the rustic décor of the "Biergarten" to give you a perfect end to the day!

Dress Code – Casual: Due to the informal setting, you can easily move around the MonBerg meeting people and tasting different cuisines, so please dress casual.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you!

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