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Colour Management Symposium

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February 25-26, 2026


Matching colour – matching people

The world‘s international key event for colour management invites you to Munich for the 9th time. At the #CMS2024 you will learn about trend developments and background knowledge for current and future practical solutions. Only users speak on stage.

Matching colour – matching people!

Exchange ideas with the speakers and other participants and be ready for the present and future of colour management.


  • Customer expectations

  • Colour quality in modern colour workflows

  • HSI: commercial, industrial and packaging

  • Managing Decorative Surfaces

  • Contract proofing: From Color to Appearance


  • Colour & AI

  • Social Event und Keynote sponsored by GMG Color


Programme 2024

For the first time at the CMS: Fogra Decoration Proofing Forum

The event within the event presents the current state of the technology regarding the appearance and proofing of decorative surfaces. The forum is a platform for discussing current approaches, best practice examples and challenges. If you want to be partner and also showcase your solution just let us know.

Fogra Decoration Proofing Forum

Dr Andreas Kraushaar

Head of Prepress Technology

+49 89 431 82 - 335

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Being the organiser of the symposium, I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions.



Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Hanno Hoffstadt

GMG Color

Reflections on emissions


21 February, 9:00 a.m. | Session 1

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Uwe Hornung

P&G Packaging

Colour alignment for global brands: colour expectations meet reality

Marc Ramet, L'Oréal, speaker at the CMS2024

Marc Ramet


Democratising colour – professional colour management for expert and non-expert users 

Joerg Krista, Alfred Kaercher, speaker at the CMS2024

Joerg Krista

Alfred Kärcher

Kärcher Print-Standard 3.0 – CMS2022 Fortsetzung: einheitliche Farben auf allen Substraten

11:15 a.m. | Session 2

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Thomas Hebes

Process technology
Burda Druck GmbH

Game Changer: Thinking beyond the Press and expanding digital printing integration

Michael Guggemos of the company Naegle

Michael Guggemos

Nägele Digital Repro GmbH

Offset-Data – Flexographic printing – digital evaluation: Demystifying Flexo Standardisation

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Daniel Hobmeier

F&W Druck- und Mediencenter GmbH

Softproofing offset prints on uncoated stock – How standardised process control, lighting, and measuring allows for the first time right

2:30 p.m. | Session 3

Johannes Pieger, Schumacher Packaging, speaker at the CMS2024

Johannes Pieger

Schumacher Packaging

Colour management is not just a technical process, but an art that forms the basis for high-quality print products.

Didier Haazen, Group Joos, speaker at the CMS2024

Didier Haazen

Group Joos

Aligning real-to-real offset and inkjet:  From matching offset to matching inkjet

4:30 p.m. | Session 4

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Royce Dodds


Precision in Design: Unpacking the Concepts and Findings of the Fogra Decorative Proofing Forum

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Beau Boutmans

Digital Application Engineer R&D

Designing and proofing the expected – Create reliable colour references for decorative surfaces

 Malte Tadday, INTERPRINT, speaker at the CMS2024

Malte Tadday


Standardisation in Decorative Printing: from foe to friend


22 February, 9:00 a.m. | Session 5

Michael van den Putte, VitraPack, speaker at the CMS2024

Michael Van den Putte


Bridging sourcing and production in flexibles packaging printing: How brand owners also benefit from a printer's standardisation.

Allan Høgholm Jørgensen, ELOPAK, speaker at the CMS2024

Allan Høgholm Jørgensen


ECG combined with Flexographic printing, an industrial mindset and workfloworiented design progression

Wojciech Kocinski, Constantia Flexibles, speaker at the CMS2024

Wojciech Kocinski

Constantia Flexibles

Working by the numbers - How soft and hard proofing empowers 100% digital workflows


11:15 a.m. | Session 6

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Mike Strickler & Nick Del Verme

MSP Graphic Services & Advanced Digital Textiles

Beyond Paper and Packaging: Managing the colour ecosystem in digital textile printing

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Jens Deutschmann

Technology / Maintenance, Sachsen Fahnen

When quality matters: Profiling 101 for digital textiles presses

Heike Hafke, VistaPrint, speaker at the CMS2024

Heike Hafke

Vista Print


Promotional Products, Apparel and Gifts: Using RGB in a CMYK-dominant environment?

2:30 p.m. | Session 7

Dr. Ralf Grieser, Bundesdruckerei (Federal Printing Office), speaker at the CMS2024

Dr Ralf Grieser


New Trends in Machine Readable Document Design

Juergen Seitz, GMG Color, speaker at the CMS2024

Jürgen Seitz

GMG Color

Fogra Standards: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

David Moeller, 4Packaging, speaker at the CMS2024

David Möller


Towards a new standard profile for gravure-based packaging production: Empowering performance-driven partnerships for printers and brand owners

Learn more about the presentations

 Thomas Hebes  Process technology | Burda Druck GmbHGame Changer: Thinking beyond the Press and expanding digital printing integrationIs the print product too expensive and offers no added value? How does BurdaDruck deal with this market as a gravure printer? Just talking about the market doesn't help. You have to shape the market yourself. Find out from Thomas Hebes how Burda created a platform to create relevance and added value for its print customers. Working by the numbers - How soft and hard proofing empowers 100% digital workflows

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 Jens Deutschmann Technology / Maintenance | Sachsen FahnenWhen quality matters: Profiling 101 for digital textiles pressesDeutschmann has been working for Sachsen Fahnen GmbH & Co. KG. He is responsible for investments in the company's new printing machines and other digital technology. He also looks after the Caldera servers, including colour management and process monitoring. In his presentation, he will talk about textile printing, the difficulties involved in characterising a wide variety of materials, and give some tips and tricks for creating a good profile.

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 Beau Boutmans  Digital Application Engineer R&D | UnilinDesigning and proofing the expected – Create reliable colour references for decorative surfacesBeau Boutmans works at Unilin in the R&D department and he is involved in a variety of projects going from pixel to print for the décor market. He will talk about the challenges of developing and creating designs and proofs when the printed colour isn't the final colour.

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 Michael Van den Putte | VitraPackBridging sourcing and production in flexibles packaging printing: How brand owners also benefit from a printer's standardisation.In his presentation, Van den Putte underscores the importance of combining a thorough methodology with a project management approach when it comes to standardization. He provides a basic overview of the various stages in a standardization project, using a case study to illustrate how the methodology is applied, and how data can be used to analyze and improve your processes. He also explains the broader advantages of standardization for both Vitra/Korozo and their customers and the critical role of prepress in all this.

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 Didier Haazen | Group JoosAligning real-to-real offset and inkjet: From matching offset to matching inkjetDidier Haazen works at Group Joos and is responsible for managing innovation projects. In his presentation, he will talk about how to align real-to-real offset and inkjet. This includes scenarios in which inkjet serves as a reference for offset.

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 Allan Høgholm Jørgensen | ELOPAKECG combined with Flexographic printing, an industrial mindset and workfloworiented design progressionAllan Høgholm Jørgensen has been a part of the Elopak organization for 31 years. Former Prepress manager and today Global Systems & Methods responsible within Elopak Repro hub. The presentation will be focused on impressions from a Graphic standardization journey, started 24 years ago. Elopak has been a pioneer in the development of industrial use of ECG, Digital colour management, Halftone digital contract proofing, and automated routines.

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 Wojciech Kocinski | Constantia FlexiblesWorking by the numbers - How soft and hard proofing empowers 100% digital workflowsWojciech Kocinski has been with Constantia Teich for 23 years. He is responsible for the prepress department. Here, workflows are designed to bridge sourcing (customer PDFs) and flexo and gravure-based production. His focus is on optimising the process between prepress and production to reduce waste. While customers continue to receive physical contract proofs, internal colour matching for production is moving towards 100% soft proofing.

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Participant comments

Through the great variety of inspiring and innovative topics and lectures and through bringing together scientists and users, synergies arise at the CMS as quickly and efficiently as hardly anywhere else. That‘s why the CMS creates a high added value (for me) every time and on many levels. I have already registered for the next time.”

Desirée Tytko | Participant 2022
Business Unit Campaign direct services Gütersloh GmbH

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The event was excellent, especially for networking and meeting colleagues from the industry. Not to forget the Bavarian evening with a closing at the bar.”

Tobias Fries | Participant 2022
BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH

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„Joining the Fogra family was a great opportunity to share experiences, challenges and innovative solutions across whole graphic industries. I really enjoyed the Colour Management Symposium 2022: great presentation from multiple aspects & perspectives, the exhibitions, the social contact, and the networking.”

Yohann Sabarly | Participant 2022

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Participating in the Fogra Color Management Symposium has been a great opportunity, not only to learn about new standards and technologies but also to understand their application from different points of view of industry professionals.”

Gerard Buch | Participant 2022
Inèdit Software S.L.

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„I really enjoyed the symposium! Very well organised.”

Reinhard Mahringer | Participant 2022
Demo Center East, Durst Austria GmbH

It was an important opportunity to “be together” with European CMS people and the new achievements in the sector. It is an essential window of visibility/influence for Fogra worldwide, and I think it is crucial.”

Bruno Mortara | Participant 2022
CEC Brasil


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Media partners

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Review: Colour Management Symposium 2022

More than 170 interested participants met in Munich at the beginning of July 2022 to be informed about the latest trends and current topics in the field of colour management.

Read a summary here:

Review 2022

Booking fee

tax exemption in acc. with §4 no. 22a UStG

2-day ticket for participation in presence:

  • for Fogra members: € 903

  • for non-members: € 1.290

1-day ticket:

  • for Fogra members: € 542,50

  • for non-members: € 750

Includes simultaneous interpreting, food & beverage and entry ticket to social event.


Refund before start of the event: up to 14 days: 100 % refund; 60 € admin costs | up to 7 days: 50 % refund | less than 7 days: no refund. A substitute can attend at no cost.

Company booking disount:

Each colleague receives a discount of 10 %. Valid for 2-day ticket, for same company location and simultaneous booking.

Magdalene Glatz


+49 89 431 82 - 160

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Your contact

If you have any questions about your booking, I would be pleased to help you.

Dr Andreas Kraushaar speaks at the CMS2020

Information and overnight stay


Holiday Inn Munich City Centre
Hochstr. 3
81669 Munich, Germany

Overnight stay

We kindly ask you to book your hotel room yourself by e-mail to with the codename "CMS2024" or directly over the website.