Online Conference

Future Book Forum 2021

Transform the printed book through sustainable innovation


How can the book industry put its sustainability ambitions into action? We believe the magic ingredients will come from a healthy mix of passionate people, innovation, technology, creativity and collaboration. This year´s forum will cook up the best sustainable recipes for the book market.

Be inspired by innovators who have turned their vision into reality. Discuss with experts how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations can be your guide to making a positive impact in the world.

Bring sustainable innovation to life. Be part of the Canon Innovators Cauldron, where creative minds will pitch their ideas on making the publishing business with printed books more sustainable. Vote for your favourite idea or participate with your own idea and the chance to win the Canon Open Idea Challenge on

Join us and find out how sustainable innovation can become a growth driver for your business. Learn about the latest breakthrough innovations in the world of books and benefit from the power of the crowd by taking away fresh, new ideas.

Watch video highlights from last year


Programme outline:

  • Keynote: Driving Innovation and Scaling Impact with the Sustainable Development Goals
        Jessica Lobo, Global Goals Programme Manager at UN Global Compact Network UK
  • Meet the host: Peter Wolff, Senior Vice President, Production Printing Products, Canon Europe
  • Inspiration Case: Preserving a Healthy Publishing Ecosystem in The Digital Age
        Andy Hunter, Founder and CEO of
  • Canon Innovators´ Cauldron: Finalists of the Canon Idea Challenge 2021 ( pitch the best ideas how to transform the printed book through sustainable innovation to a group of experts and the audience votes for the winner
  • Inspiration Case: Data driven book supply chain management
        Pekka Kuurne, Development Manager at Otava Group
        Marco Silventoinen, Managing Director at Otava Printing
  • Canon Innovators´ Cauldron: Award Ceremony


Online Conference, 2 December 2021 14:00 – 17:00 CET