A letter from President GH

Dear visitor of this website,

With members from more than 20 countries, iarigai is a worldwide Association in the field of print and media bringing together research organizations, institutes, companies and universities for the benefit of industry and society.

These days our industry faces numerous challenges, such as digitalization, globalization, industry 4.0, shortage of skilled employees etc. etc. However, there are also great opportunities like industrial printing, green printing, packaging printing, printed electronics, 3D-printing and many more. The goals of iarigai and its members are to identify appropriate research fields, anticipate evolutions, be alert for likely game changers, carry out scientific investigations and develop ideas, which together can support the needs of the industry and society overall. Seeking co-operation with related organizations, for example, in the field of education or amongst industrial Associations, might be one of the key factors for sustainable success.

During the last General Assembly of the iarigai a major change in the board took place. According to the Articles of the Association, the end of the mandate was reached for two members of the Board and for the presidency of Dr. Anne Blayo. Prior to her six years as president, she served as a member of the Board for seven years making a grand total of thirteen years advancing the interests and values of iarigai. Being now your newly elected president, on behalf of all members I should like to express our great gratitude to her for her excellent work.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw at the 45thiarigai conference in October 2018. Besides the expected usual high caliber scientific program, together with our Polish colleagues we shall be celebrating the 50thanniversary of the Department of Printing Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology, and, simultaneously, the International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts Technology and Management (IC) will be holding their 50thannual conference at the same site.

I hope we shall have the opportunity to welcome you in Warsaw and at other iarigai events – please feel free to contact us for more information.

Dr. Gunter Huebner

President of iarigai
Stuttgart, Germany