Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has organised an international networking meeting Women in Print at drupa 2012 from May 3 to 16 in Düsseldorf. The meeting will take place on May 6 at the Heidelberg Sternberg Lounge in the direct vicinity of Hall 1, where Heidelberg will be showcasing its innovations.

The event offers women executives from the print media industry a common platform to share ideas and exchange experiences.

Key note speaker Monika Schulz-Strelow, Chairwoman of the Women on Board initiative, FidAR e.V., Berlin, will give a lecture on Women and their stories. Two printing experts will report on their varied experience in the international print media industry: Susan Heaney, Managing Director of Heaneys Performers in Print, Queensland, Australia, and Laura Lawton-Forsyth, President and owner of family-run Lawton Printing and File-EZ Folder located in Spokane, USA.

Helpful suggestions from other industry sectors will come from Andrea Riedmann, Partner Audit KPMG AG, who will deliver insight into KPMG’s diversity strategy. Antonia Gerke, actress and artist, will round off the series of lectures by picturing the trend in art and culture.

Adriana Nuneva, Senior Vice President at Heidelberg and responsible for Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, the Print Media Academy and Consulting, appreciates the initiative: Networking makes it easy to establish and deepen contacts, to exchange experiences and to discuss business ideas. In difficult situations, communication with women in similar business positions might even help to make the right decision. Most of all, young female executives can benefit from expertise and support of experienced mentors.