Benelux Online Print Event for the first time in the Netherlands

In a new location and prior to the second day of the Sign & Print Expo, VIGC once again presents an exited program on e-commerce for the graphic arts industry. Easyfairs’ Next Level event location in Gorinchem just across the Belgian border is not only particularly pleasant, but also very accesible.

This fifth edition of BOPE – which has become an established event within the Benelux Online Print industry – creates a platform for everyone involved in online print. It is the meeting place to gather information on personalization, digital transformation, e-commerce and web-to-print for production companies, suppliers and the educational environment.

With 140 participants last year, BOPE welcomed European business owners, CEOs, COOs and department managers.

This year, international experts will each share insights from their own perspective through inspiring sector analyses and case studies. We will even look over our industry’s wall during the keynote ‘E-commerce in China’. BOPE is therefore the annual appointment for anyone who has or is about to integrate online print into their business model.

By linking BOPE to the Sign & Print expo, a unique concept is created whereby knowledge transfer and networking with regard to online print can be linked to a visit to the exhibition. Convenient and efficient!

Also explore the Belgian Beer Café, which you can discover during the networking after the event. This Belgian beer tasting will be provided by professional beer sommeliers. This one’s not to be missed!


  • 9:15 – Welcome – doors open
  • 10:00 – Opening – Jos Steutelings (Belgium), Managing Director VIGC
  • 10:10 – Status Quo: Online Print – Quo Vadis, dear Mothership? – Bernd Zipper (Germany), CEO Zipcon
  • 10:50 – Connected Automation – Tom Peire (Belgium), CEO Four Pees
  • 11:20 – Personalised Children’s Storybooks and their online revolution – Richard Askam (UK), TEDx Talker. Connector. Broadcaster. Coach.
  • 11:50 – Lunch  & networking
  • 12:50 – Opportunities in the European printing environment – Roland Keppler (Germany), CEO Onlineprinters
  • 13:20 – The practical and workflow side of stepping into the platform economy – Martijn Eier, CEO and Co-founder,
  • 13:50 – E-commerce in China – Ed Sander (The Netherlands), China Digital Tech Analyst
  • 14:30 – Network drink @ the Belgian Beer Café & Free Entrance to the Sign & Print Expo


BOPE23 – Day Ticket

This ticket will grant you access to BOPE23 on March 15 (10 AM to 4:00 PM)

€149 excl. BTW

Innovation checks can be used for BOPE.



Ed Sander
Richard Askam
Jos Steutelings



Evenementenhal Gorinchem
Franklinweg 2, 4207 HZ Gorinchem


BOPE will be held in the English language.