Seybold San Francisco 2003 begins next week with keynote speeches from HP, Quark and Macromedia.

The event begins September 8, with speeches delivered September 9, before the main exhibition hall opens its doors.

Macromedia CEO Rob Burgess will deliver his speech at 1pm, "Making the digital experience better" will focus on the Internet and how a user-centred view is helping Web designers "deliver great experiences".

HP's Imaging and Printing Group executive vice president Vyomesh Joshi will deliver a speech at 10.15am (6.15pm GMT) "Unleashing the power of the digital revolution in imaging and printing". This presentation will look at how publishing is changing, and how these changes have enhanced productivity, redefined ROI in IT and "renewed the critical roles played by imaging and printing in the overall success of a business".

Jurgen Kurz, vice president of product management for Quark, will offer his "Creative productivity from the desktop to the enterprise" keynote at 1pm (9pm GMT). He'll look at how integrated content management is streamlining workflows to reduce costs while allowing multiple participants to collaborate in the creative process.

On September 10, a panel of three experts will conduct "The Great Digital Copyright Debate". Delving into what has recently developed into a legal face-off between consumers and major recording companies, will be: Joe Kraus, president of; Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly and Associates; and Dean Marks, associate general counsel for intellectual property, Warner Brothers.