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Colour Management Symposium 2024

Colour Management Symposium

February 21-22, 2024

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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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Your contact

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

Reflexions on emissions


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

Mann with black glasses and green shirt

Uwe Hornung

P&G Packaging

Colour alignment for global brands: colour expectations meet reality

Joerg Krista, Alfred Kärcher

Joerg Krista

Alfred Kärcher

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

11:15 a.m. | Session 2

Mann mit Brille hält bunten Würfel

Thomas Hebes

Process technology
Burda Druck GmbH

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

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

Mann auf einem Boot im Meer, ein Auge geschlossen

Benjamin Galle

Technical Project Manager
All4Labels Erfurt Service GmbH & Co. KG

No colour management in flexible packaging without process understanding

Johannes Pieger, Schumacher Packaging

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

Didier Haazen

Group Joos

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

4:30 p.m. | Session 4

Man with plaid shirt and glasses

Royce Dodds


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

Man with black shirt leaning forward and bending his head

Beau Boutmans

Digital Application Engineer R&D

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

 Malte Tadday, INTERPRINT

Malte Tadday


Standardisation in Decorative Printing: from foe to friend


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

Michael van den Putte, VitraPack

Michael Van den Putte


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

11:15 a.m. | Session 6

Zwei Portraits von zwei Männern

Mike Strickler & Nick Del Verme

MSP Graphic Services & Advanced Digital Textiles

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

Man with green Shirt hold a test tube and a device

Jens Deutschmann

Technology / Maintenance, Sachsen Fahnen

When quality matters: Profiling 101 for digital textiles presses

Heike Hafke, VistaPrint

Heike Hafke

Vista Print


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

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.

Man with red T-Shirt in front of a blue sky

„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 or online:

  • for Fogra members: € 767,50 early bird available until 15 December (instead of € 903 regular fee)

  • for non-members: € 1.096,50 early bird available until 15 December (instead of € 1.290 regular fee)

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.

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.

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