zipcon consulting and Bernd Zipper have acquired a reputation for identifying and evaluating current trends and – provided they are of sustainable benefit to the print and media industry – translating these into informative events. While this was previously the issue of “PDF & Web-to-Print”– the focus has been on e-business print and online print events in recent years.

Bernd Zipper is delighted to be of assistance to you as a proactive and inspirational speaker at the following events:


  • Corporate events
  • Customer workshops
  • Management seminars
  • Employee training
  • Practical workshops

Creating visions, planning strategies – transacting business

Together with print associations and other innovative businesses, zipcon consulting regularly organizes workshops/seminars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on a range of key topics. Be it practical workshops, management seminars or employee training, Bernd Zipper and his team will create an event with an appropriate key topic for every target audience, which always features an agreeable and open atmosphere.

Bernd Zipper also has a reputation as a facilitator and speaker on current topics in German- and English-speaking countries. He has a passion for creating entertaining, motivational yet to some extent critical presentations on current trend topics for corporate events and customer workshops.

Here what our Clients have to say

Dr. Kai Hudetz

CEO IFH Institut für Handelsforschung GmbH, Germany

Bernd Zipper is an absolute man of conviction, who exudes an enthusiasm that’s infectious. Working with him is really great fun!

Prof. Frank Romano

Professor Emeritus RIT, USA

Bernd Zipper is a thinker. Bernd Zipper is a philosopher. Bernd Zipper is a person, who is taken technology and found the applications for. He has been an innovator, he was one of the first to see the applications of PDF. He was one of the first to see the applications of JDF. And then he was one of the first to understand and be passionate about web to print. Bernd Zipper is the person who is our guy into the future of the printing industry.

Stefan Harder

CEO harder-online GmbH, Germany

In his blog articles he asks interesting questions and rubs salt into the wounds of the print industry without really mincing his words.

Dr. Michael Fries

Former CEO Onlineprinters GmbH –, Germany

Bernd Zipper has been an influential player in the world of Internet and print for many years. He uses his experience, his contacts, events and his consultancy services to drive the evolution of the industry and the medium of “print” forward.

Ralf Schlözer

Director On Demand Printing & Publishing Services Info Trends Ltd, United Kingdom

Few people have such a profound understanding of web-to-print and e-commerce as Bernd Zipper, and somebody, who can encapsulate their knowledge in terms that anyone can understand, is even rarer. A visit to the Online Print Symposium is highly recommended.

Andreas Schrägle

CEO RATHGEBER GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

We value Bernd Zipper as an accomplished partner with a distinct clarity of vision. This combined with his likable personality, high degree of e-business print know-how and large network of contacts were key factors in enabling us to achieve our objectives.

Mathias Schmid

CEO Schmid-Fehr AG, Switzerland

Bernd Zipper’s refreshingly critical approach enables him time and again to highlight what’s new in e-business – and in doing so he does not have any respect for tradition, which is a real positive. This approach helped him to provide me with valuable “input” and plenty of food for thought.

Wim Koning

Business Development Screen Europe, Netherlands

Bernd Zipper has a very good view and opinion on the fact that added value applications make the difference for Print- and Marketing Service Providers. I have been evangelizing added value applications for many years and therefore had a positive click with Bernd directly after our first meeting.

Markus Hutter


We have been operating in the same business environment for more than ten years now and e-business print has been a major topic of discussion. We are convinced that you can rely on Bernd Zipper to provide substantiated insider knowledge and professional assistance in this new business segment.

Thomas Petermann

CEO WDS Pertermann GmbH, Germany

Bernd Zipper is always a key asset. I not only value his vigilant gaze beyond the usual horizon, but his down-to-earthness above all, which gives the insane dynamism in our industry a structure that people can get a handle on.

Olu'Yomi Ojo

Chief Idea Officer, Printivo Limited, Nigeria

What Bernd Zipper is doing for the online print industry and the global printing industry as a whole is awesome. Zipcon today has become a connection point for every decision maker and stakeholder in the industry. This is not just good for everyone, it was what the industry need at the moment.

Günther Longo

CEO Longo AG, Italy

New inspiration, specific strategy recommendations, substantiated methods and implementation examples: zipcon consulting played a significant advisory and mentoring role during Longo’s repositioning process, going about its work systematically, professionally and displaying astuteness and insight. We look forward to a great working relationship in the future too.

Stephan Bühler

Head of Online Print Sales, Germany

Always a good-humored and popular guy – a networker, who is at home in the online print world, who patently feels comfortable in this environment and is held in high esteem. In his presentations, which are liberally peppered with facts and figures and to some extent with provocative statements and challenges, he attempts to waken the print community from its deep slumber. I think the speed at which he delivers his presentations is his way of saying that time is of the essence!

Dr. Gerd Dussler

CEO viaprinto, Germany

Without Bernd Zipper the online print industry would lack a figure of authority. He is the guy, who observes the market and brings the main players together – and his passionately felt objective is always to promote and enhance online print and e-business. Given his wealth of knowledge, we at viaprinto regard him as a valuable source of inspiration in the technology and best-practice strategy role he plays.

Jos Steutelings

Senior Innovatieadviseur VIGC, Belgien

The way Bernd passionately talks in his publications about e-business print, is frankly inspiring. I see him as the reference in this field. The Belgian project takes many inspiration from the insights shared by Bernd.