thINK ahead '21 Agenda



Commercial Print & Book Manufacturing: Business Growth Opportunities

Tides Room, The Boca Raton Beach Club
Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM EST



Marco Boer

Vice President
IT Strategies, Inc.

Marco Boer is recognized 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 30 years of experience in advising digital printing equipment and supplies manufacturers on developing the next generation of digital printing technology, Mr. Boer has developed a deep understanding of digital printing technology and its applications. Mr. Boer has been the Conference Chair of the popular IJ Summit and Digital Packaging Summit since 2014 and actively participates on many advisory boards across the industry.




Marty McQuiston

General Manager


Larry Soler

Core Publishing Solutions of Thomson Reuters

Larry Soler is the Operations Director at Core Publishing Solutions book production with 30+ years in the print industry. He has held leadership positions in Quality, Production Planning, Prepress, Press, and Bindery Operations. Larry’s current responsibilities include leading all aspects of production for Prepress, Digital/Offset Print, and Engineering operations.


If only we had a crystal ball to predict the future of commercial print and book manufacturing. What we have learned is that the future is bright. Here are the facts: IT Strategies predicts a 15% Compound Annual Growth Rates for Inkjet produced simplex pages between 2021 and 2024. According to the NPD Group, in the Book market, growth occurred across every major super-category, including adult non-fiction, adult fiction, juvenile, and teen categories. Unit-sales volume in 2020 rose 8.2%, year over year, to reach 751 million units. There has been a resurgence in direct mail...personalized direct mail blended with interactive elements. Increases in customized direct mail cut across a myriad of different industries. 

As the world continues to turn, so does the demand for print. During this session, you will hear from successful Print Service Providers who have made strong business decisions to change the way they do business to position themselves for their future success as the world continues to change.