What a first half of the year! We started off at full speed and successfully completed the 8th Online Print Symposium. We never thought that it would remain perhaps the only major industry event this year. This made the decision of everyone who had decided to participate all the more fortunate. Trend-setting presentations and inspiring conversations in between are really worth their weight in gold for the participants of today. “Never has an investment been so worthwhile as the visit to Munich at the OPS!” Planning for the next OPS 2021 in Munich is already in full swing.
Many people realized only too late that the ensuing period would develop into a global crisis. Indeed, too late, as some critics claim. Too opulent, as other critics assert. It has been one of the most difficult times since I can remember. I have come to learn that there is good in everything which is bad. We’re getting confirmation that our concepts for onliners are working. Those who have already taken the biggest steps in the digital transformation see themselves on the right track. The Zipper Insights podcasts with André Hausmann from BE.BEYOND and Patrick Leibold from the Kartenmacherei make me personally optimistic. There is a way out of the crisis!
Following the summer break, we will continue to follow this path. But I could never switch off completely. And so we will return to our desks after the holidays full of ideas and energy. No matter whether it’ s in the home office or in the beyond-print uncovered headquarters. From the beginning of August on, I will be reporting in the usual manner here in my blog on exciting and current topics.
Until then my team and I wish you a relaxing holiday season. Stay healthy!
Your Bernd Zipper