Indian hat trickNPES-ICC Color Management Conference 2015In February 2015, NPES will head back to India for its third annual conference, which this year will combine with a trade show stand at Printpack India 2015 and trade mission to India to create a unique three-in-one experience for NPES members. NPES will partner with co-organizers at the International Color Consortium (ICC) and the Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), to produce the NPES-ICC Color Management Conference 2015. Themed, ‘Manufacturing Success with Color Management,’ and set to explore the ubiquitous issues of color management, the conference will be held on 12 February 2015 at the India Expo Centre, New Delhi, India.
William Li, ICC co-chair and color technology manager, KodakIn the graphic arts supply chain, effective use of color management can help printers and designers tackle color inconsistency and color communication problems, and additionally help to manage costs more effectively. As the world’s leading authority in setting color industrial standards, ICC brings to the conference the opportunity to engage the top color experts nationally and internationally, while also offering a forum for NPES members to network with Indian printing professionals. Also supporting the conference will be the US Commercial Service (USCS) and the All India Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP).
Intended for end users, the conference is expected to attract 300 participants from digital, offset, packaging and newspaper industry segments. The programme will feature expert speakers discussing color management, from capture to production, and provide a unique opportunity to interact with peers and practitioners, exchange ideas, strategies, and build partnerships. Speakers slated to lead the sessions are prominent experts in the field of color management including – William Li, ICC co-chair and Kodak color technology manager; Steve Smiley, president, Smiley Color & Associates, Global Brand Solutions; Max Derhak, ICC vice-chair and senior software engineer, Onyx Graphics; Phil Green, adjunct associate professor, Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory; and Bob Hallam, president, Pixelologie. The conference will be held in conjunction with Printpack India 2015, 11 to 15 February, allowing NPES members to participate in the NPES stand at the show in addition to the NPES Trade Mission now being planned for members interested in exploring this active market.