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A full seminar programme for Sign & Digital UK

A full seminar programme for Sign & Digital UK

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Faversham House Group, organiser of the Sign & Digital UK exhibition, has announced the seminar timetable for its 2016 Business Theatre, full details of which can be viewed on the show’s website.

The exhibitions, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 19th-21st April 2016, will feature an extensive programme of free seminars each day, thus providing visitors with useful insights into the latest industry trends and growth opportunities.

New for 2016, the Business Theatre will feature a series of in-depth case studies, covering décor on Tuesday 19th April andwayfinding and directional signage on Thursday 21st April.

The ‘Exploring interior wall décor’ seminar will examine best practice approaches to working with the customer, ranging fromthe initial brief though to design, production and installation, and will provide an understanding of the viability and business case for these solutions. Presented by speakers from Hollywood Monster, Vinyl Impression and Signbox, the seminar will use a series of case studies to illustrate the practical application of interior decoration and wall graphics.

The ‘Innovation in wayfinding and directional signage’ seminar will also use case studies such as the Exchange Quay, Salford, Kent & Medway NHS Trust and Grand Central Shopping Centre in Birmingham, to demonstrate how wayfinding works in practice and how sign design and typography can be used to create an effective wayfinding scheme. Expert speakers include David Watts from CCD Design and Ergonomics, Haylee Benton from Trade Signs, Michael Gietzen from Identity Signage & Printing, and Fran Raybould from wayfinding specialists FRA.

The BSGA will return to update visitors on the standards and regulations surrounding sign design and construction, as well as providing a session on signmakers’ obligations regarding planning law.

A new seminar for 2016, ‘A skilled workforce for the sign industry’, which will be presented on behalf of the BSGA by Ian Lockhart of Cogent Skills,the Sector Skill Council for the sign industry that deals directly with the Department for Education,will demonstrate the benefits of investing in apprenticeship training and the new apprenticeship standards for England. It will provide details on costs, courses, funding and the benefits of employing a trained work force for both individual businesses and the wider industry.

Other seminar topics will include the ‘Do’s and don’ts of colour management’ presented by Jan Edgecombe and Giles Bristow at Antalis; ‘Looking after your wide format eco-solvent printer’, presented by Mike Kryvoblocki, Technical Trainer for Roland DG, and ‘Understanding Franchising’ from Craig Brown of Signs Express.

Finally, Hewlett-Packard will run seminars on its ‘Wall Art Suite’ presented by RanaRaychoudhury, while Dave Williamson from GE Lighting – LED Speciality, will be exposing the myths of LES sign illumination. Visitors will also be able to hear from Nick Kirby, the Managinng Director of Swanline Print who will discuss how businesses can capitalise on a changing digital market.

Rudi Blackett, the show’s event director commented: “We are delighted to unveil the exciting range of seminars featured in this year’s Business Theatre. Always a hugely popular show feature, these sessions are designed to appeal to anyone looking for inspiration and practical advice on how to expand and improve their services in the future.”

In addition to the Business Theatre, 2016 will also see the return of training sessions on the latest software packages from Adobe, Corel and SignLab in their own theatres.

For full details of all seminars and workshops at the show, visit:  http://www.signuk.com/free-seminars-workshops/

For further information on Sign & Digital UK, visit: www.signanddigitaluk.com

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