Sign & Digital UKattracts 5,350 visitors
Faversham House has announced that last week’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition, which marked the show’s 30th anniversary,attracted 5,350* unique visitors, with 298 also revisiting the show on a second day.
Rudi Blackett, the event’s Director, commented: “Despite the current challenging and uncertain business environment it’s been another fantastic year for Sign & Digital UK and once again, we saw the industry coming together to do business and celebrate the innovation and creativity that fuels our sector. Over a third of the 2017 floorspace has already been rebooked for next year’s show, and planning is already well underway to ensure that we deliver an even bigger and better event.”
The 2017 seminar lineup proved to be a popular show attraction, with more than 35 daily seminars and workshops taking place across six theatres.
New, this year was the Creative Theatre, which was developed specifically for professionals active within thegraphics, brandinganddisplaysectors. Speakers included Kate Waters, Head Designer of International Brand Agency, I AM, Josh Bunce, CEO of Inurface Media and Frazer Chesterman co-founder of InPrint and FM Brooks.
Another popular new feature was the Sign Trade Services Pavilion, a one-stop shop for essential signmaking tools and equipment, which showcased suppliers offering smaller every day signmaking items.
The show also featured a host of exclusive product launches and live demonstrations, including the worldwide launch of Inktec’s newJetrix LXi8 production printer and the UK debut of the new Mimaki JFX2002531 LED UV flatbed printer, whileCMYUK announced its appointment as the strategic UK channel for Esko, and introduced its new customer finance reward scheme.
This theme of this year’s exhibition was ‘Applications, Ideas and Advice’ and exhibitors responded with some of their most innovative and creative stands to date. Highlights included Antalis’ American diner themed stand, which was constructed entirely from the materials included within its own product portfolio, while Epson’s stand featured a wrapped car and matching wallpaper designed by a17-year-old student from Hemel Hempstead’s Longdean School, whose design was selected in a pre-exhibition competition.
Sign & Digital UK will return to the Birmingham’s NEC on 24th to 26th April 2018 and is free to attend.
For further information visit: http://www.signanddigitaluk.com
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