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Trade bodies support The Print Show

Trade bodies support The Print Show

A group of key industry trade bodies are strongly supporting The Print Show, highlighting the many benefits both visitors and exhibitors can enjoy when they the exhibition.

Having established itself as a key event on the UK calendar following last year’s very successful debut, The Print Show is now generating even more interest amongst industry members ahead of its second edition this year, which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from October 11th to 13th.

Event Director Chris Davies commented: “The Print Show is now a tried, tested, and successful event where the key ethos is to promote the interests of the UK’s commercial print supply chain.

He added that as the sister company of Link Publishing, which publishes both Print Monthly and SignLink magazines, Link Exhibitions has a good feel for what the industry requires in a trade show.  He said: “Not only are we in continuous engagement with printers, suppliers, and manufacturers,the shape and direction of the show is also based on the hard data we have generated via the surveys carried out by six person telesales team, who now contact our entire 20,000 plus strong database of companiesoperating  across the graphics arts industry twice a year.”

With under 150 days to go until the show opens its doors, leading individuals from a number of exhibitors and trade bodies encouraging everyone connected with the print sectors to attend The Print Show this year.

One major industry figure championing the exhibition is Charles Jarrold, Chief Executive Officer of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), one of the many trade bodies that supported last year’s inaugural event.

He said: “We know our members want to network and keep up to date with new technologies and ideas and The Print Show provides an ideal arena for these two needs to be met simultaneously.

“The exhibitors, many of which are associate member of the Federation, have a chance to show off their latest offeringswhilst also having the opportunity to initiate real time, face to face conversations with customers, while visitors are sure to enjoy the Printer Bazaar, which demonstrates the latest niche print technology in action and the Traditional Print Masterclasses, which will celebrate print’s rich heritage.”

He added that the Federation was looking forward to discussing with printers how they can improve their profitability, remain compliant and provide the best training to their employees.

Also keen to highlight the benefits of the show is Sidney Bobb, Chairman of the British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC), who said: “The show also provides exhibitors with the ideal occasion to talk to existing customers and, of course, serious potential customers too.”

Neil Lovell, Chief Executive of event partner The Printing Charity, added:: “The Print Show promotes the innovation and creativity in today’s UK print industry and is provides with a valuable platform for companies to further promote that.”

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