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IPEX 2017 appoints a ‘Content Curator’

IPEX 2017 appoints a ‘Content Curator’

Delivering on its promise to present a new vision and format at IPEX 17, Informa Exhibitions has confirmed the appointment of James Matthews-Paul as Content Curator.

Responsible for programming and hosting an exciting and inspiring schedule at IPEX’s Centre Stage, James is also helping the Informa Exhibitions team to shape a truly diverse feature programme that will set IPEX 17 as a landmark in global print exhibitions.

With a full speaker line-up to be confirmed in due course, IPEX and James have already announced a collaboration with London College of Fashion as part of the show’s PRINT IN ACTION motif. This is believed to be the first such project linking the print community with a major university and will result in a thrice-daily catwalk show on each of IPEX’s four days.

Students from the university will be encouraged to work with printers, creating designs that incorporate digitally printed textile, paper and cardboard stocks, or other print-capable substrates, such as vinyl and acrylic. Those selected by an awarding committee, jointly staffed by LCF, IPEX and print stakeholders, will travel to Birmingham to form part of the show’s core content identity for 2017.

Printers, resellers and manufacturers from the UK are encouraged to contact to register their interest in helping a student develop a truly original design. The closing deadline is 30 April 2017. Winning entries will be showcased at IPEX.

In his new role,James will host panels, Q&A sessions, keynote speakers and technology and trends content on the Centre Stage. In keeping with the show’s PRINT IN ACTION theme, his remit also includes a journey around the UK to discover what the community feels about print in 2017 and in the future. IPEX will also support a range of community action events leading up to the show.

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