…and it’s Christmas again, time to look back, but also to look ahead. The year 2023 was not an easy one, both economically and personally. It was also the first year with ChatGPT and co. The team at zipcon consulting and beyond-print.de would now like to wish you – written entirely by ourselves and without AI – a peaceful Christmas, happy holidays with your loved ones and a good start to the new year.
The wars in Ukraine and Israel have not only caused endless suffering this year, but have also brought further unrest to the economy. We have mourned together with friends, but we have also taken on new challenges together and dealt with the trends of this time.
I am still particularly impressed when I think of the AI workshop held by the Initiative Online Print, where viable concepts for the use of AI in print shops were developed within a short space of time. I am also grateful for the incredible success of our anniversary event, the Online Print Symposium. It’s amazing every time how much power is generated when the right people come together and think outside the box. It’s fun and motivating.
Despite all the adversities that 2023 brought with it, I am glad that the majority of print shops also coped well this year. We have every right to be proud of that!
Christmas gives us all the opportunity to take a moment to calm down, reflect, take a deep breath and recharge our batteries. And that’s exactly what we at zipcon and BEYONDPRINT will be doing – and we wish you the same!
Enjoy the Christmas holidays, find some peace and quiet and gather new confidence for all that 2024 has in store for us – personally, socially and economically. Let’s enter the new year together with confidence!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers, partners and customers for the trust they have placed in us. Thank you for your loyalty to BEYONDPRINT and your valuable feedback on our work.
We are heading off for the Christmas break and will be back with exciting articles and new features in the second week of calendar year 2024.
Until then, stay healthy and optimistic!
Bernd Zipper & the entire zipcon team