On 19.11.2019 in Grand Hotel Sofia was held the sixth edition of National Polygraph conference “Day of the Printing Technologies”, organized by Polygrafia Magazine, with the support of the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) and the Bulgarian Printing Industry Union.
Over 100 representatives of the polygraphy sector in Bulgaria attended the event, as well as guests from the academical community of Belarus.
The official opening of the Conference was held by Mr. Petar Kanev – honorary chairman of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian Printing Industry Union, member of the parliament and chairman of the Economical Politics and Tourism Commission in the 44th National Assembly, Mr. Vasil Peev – chairman of BSMEPA and Mr. Krasimir Ilyev – chairmen of the Bulgarian Printing Industry.
The program started with an introduction of BSMEPA and how they can support the polygraphy in Bulgaria. It was held by Mr. Vasil Peev – chairman of BSMEPA.
The main participants in the conference were from Müller Martini and their partner in Bulgaria – the company Dishkov Trading, presented by Mr. Chavdar Dishkov.
Especially for this event from Müller Martini side we had Mr. Roland Henn, manager of Müller Martini Eastern Europe and Mr. Frank Uhlemeyer – sales manager for Müller Martini Raden.
Roland Henn informed the Bulgarian market about the development of Müller Martini after the acquisition of Kolbus systems, while the presentation concerning the finishing processes in development was held by Frank Uhlemeyer.
The business overlook and summary of the printing and packaging industries in Bulgaria was held by Mr. Lyudmil Stoychev – executive partner in the independent analytics agency CBN – Pannoff, Stoytcheff & Co.
For the first time this year Poligraphia Magazine started an award ceremony for the polygraph sector in three categories:
- Educational contribution
- Technological investment
- Sustainable employment and development
These awards were initiated for gaining more focus on our sector, motivation among the participants and more attention, respect and relation between colleagues and honoring their achievements.
In category “Educational Contribution” the award went to Prof. Dr. Kristina Varbanova – Dencheva, lector in UniBit.
In category “Technological Investment” the award went to printing house Sira from Veliko Tarnovo, represented by their manager Stefan Vasilev.
In category “Sustainable employment and development” the winner was Tafprint from Plovdiv, represented by their manager Dimitar Tafkov.
More photos from the event can be found at the following address: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FZrC9QJ6p2w1XzYn9
The presentations and slideshows from “Day of the Printing Technologies” can be found at the website of the Conference: https://www.printday.print-publishing.bg/programs