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Konica Minolta signs up for The Print Show

Konica Minolta signs up for The Print Show

The highlight of Link Exhibition’s recent open day, held in London during July, was the announcement that Konica Minolta has signed up to exhibit at the inaugural edition of The Print Show, which will take place at Birmingham’s NEC on 13th-15th October.

The event, which is designed to provide manufacturers and suppliers with the opportunity to promote their products and solutions to the UK market, will also feature some of the key trade organisations and field a wide number industry experts who will be able to advise visitors as to the best business practices and diversification opportunities.

Both members of the UK trade press and representatives from the various categories of exhibitors attended the Open Day, where they were treated to a selection of afternoon drinks and a range of tasty canapés, while also being invited to experience the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality technology that will feature at The Print Show.

However, the undoubted highlight of the day was the news that Konica Minolta has taken one of the largest stands at the event,where it will be showcasing a wide range of technology.

Commenting on the news, Event Director, Chris Davies said:

“Konica Minolta is not just a well-known name within the print sector, but also in other industries outside of our own market, which is why its endorsement is so important – after all it wouldn’t be committing to the show unless it thought it was both relevant and likely to be successful!”

Other highlights on the open day included an informative round table debate, chaired by Catherine Carter, which addressed the current state of the industry and the impact that The Print Show could have.

Gareth Parker, Strategic Marketing Manager for Production Print at Ricoh, who took part in the roundtable, revealed that his company will be using its participation at the event to showits Pro C9100 flagship series, the Pro C7100 series,while also unveiling further innovations.

Martin Hawley, Director Sheetfed Service at Manroland, who also took part in the roundtable session, observed: “In the UK, we have recently seen the demise of several print shows, so it’s really important that the British print industry has this opportunity to get together in one place, which will provide the ideal platform for promotion of the latest products, ideas and opportunities, while also offering visitors an excellent networking opportunity too.”

Amy Hutchinson, Marketing Director at the BPIF, who reiterated her federation’s commitment to the show, added: “In a sector that is evolving so quickly, I think that there is a definite need for an annual event that helps to keep everyone up to date with the latest trends and technologies.”

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