The future is now – and it will be the focus of this year’s Online Print Symposium (OPS) on 14 and 15 March 2024 at the Science Congress Center Munich. The OPS offers a globally unique stage for the latest expert knowledge, future topics and pioneering start-ups. As a meeting place for the global online print scene, the OPS is also the place to be if you want to network in online print. Whether it’s Japan, the USA, the UK, Benelux, France, Poland, Scandinavia or D/A/CH – OPS participants travel from all corners of the globe to be part of the leading international event in online print. 18 speakers – from start-ups to keynote speakers – will be on stage in Munich to share their message with the online print community. The complete programme with all top speakers is available online: https://online-print-symposium.de/en/schedule/
Programme and Speakers
The programme of the Online Print Symposium has been announced. For the first time on stage at the OPS, the online print community will welcome Kirsten Hommelhoff, the new Managing Director of the Bundesverband Druck und Medien (German Printing and Media Industries Federation), as a keynote speaker. She will focus upon the opportunities and effects that arise from the use of artificial intelligence for companies and therefore also on the printing industry.
Steffen Tomasi, CEO of Flyerline Switzerland, will deliver his closing keynote on the topic of “Future print: adapt or perish. Go with the times or be gone in no time”. Digitalization is an absolute necessity and only those who boldly reinvent themselves can survive.
A highly anticipated highlight among the speakers is Davis Zöllner, known for his success on the TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen” (The Lion’s Den), where he was the youngest founder to win over investor Carsten Maschmeyer for his start-up. Davis Zöllner is starting a digital revolution with nothing less than business cards.
Tijmen van den Elzen from Engaige shows how AI is revolutionizing customer service and can deliver a better service than humans. He discusses the impact of 24/7 support, the opportunities to reduce costs and how AI is surpassing human limits in responsiveness, accuracy and efficiency.
Thomas Beguin, Co-CEO at IXXI, takes a different perspective on AI. As a pioneer, he will report on the mistakes he has made in dealing with AI, the impact this has had on his company and the lessons he has learned.
The presentation of innovative start-ups is one of the highlights of the OPS. In a pitch, young companies are given the opportunity to present their idea, business model and marketability. The initial plan was to give six start-ups the chance to present themselves at the OPS. However, due to the high quality of very interesting applicants, we have decided to invite seven founders this year.
OPS Community online
One new feature this year is the introduction of the OPS Community app, which is now available to all participants. This platform enables symposium visitors to exchange ideas, network and obtain additional information about the event. The “OPS 2024” app is available in all app stores.
Co-organizer Jens Meyer from the Verband Druck und Medien (Print and Media Association) on the community: “With this new feature, we are offering all participants even more services relating to the OPS and further opportunities for networking. We have responded to many requests and are delighted that we, as organizers, can help our industry to network even better and forge promising business relationships.”
Growing support for the OPS
The network of sponsors of the OPS continues to grow. This year, a total of eight partner companies will be presenting their innovative solutions for media service providers. FourPees from Belgium is a new player, impressively demonstrating how automation processes can be effortlessly implemented in the printing industry.
In a first for the OPS, companies had the opportunity to appear as supporters. Seven well-known companies took advantage of this opportunity: allcop Farbbild-Service GmbH & Co. KG, Horizon GmbH, Kalfany Süße Werbung GmbH & Co. KG, MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH, mediaprint solutions GmbH, Moss GmbH and Printess GmbH & Co. KG. Their commitment underlines the common goal of strengthening the OPS as a platform for innovation and collaboration in online print.
Partner bookings are still possible for last-minute bookings. For all information and the booking form, interested companies can contact Sandra Bellof (firstname.lastname@example.org) by e-mail.
Current information on the Online Print Symposium and tickets can be found here: https://www.online-print-symposium.de/en/