Australians attending Fespa have celebrated day two as a group, through a networking night organised by Nigel Davies of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association of Australia (SGIAA).
The Fespa member organisation brought people from Australia and New Zealand to Club Fespa, with those in attendance talking about trends, the buzz around the show, new product launches, and old friends.
Show veterans and first timers got to mingle and swap stories.
Pamela Manell, CEO, T-1 Print, says, “It is the first time I have attended Fespa, I am not here to buy machinery, but it is interesting to have a look at what you can buy next time. With the Fespa awards, there is such stunning print on display too.”
Aaron Pryde, executive director, Charles Parsons, says, “The quality and innovation, and new things to be seen are always interesting. I have been to Fespa a few times but the Durst stand has stood out for me this year.”
Frank Mezo, Mezographic, says, “It is only our first day here, but it is a big show, even by Fespa standards. We have been here a few years before.”
Michael O’Neill, CEO, Badge World, says, “I have been coming to Fespa for 10 years, I get a lot of inspiration here and get to take ideas home.”
Davies says, “We are here to support people in the industry. The future of our industry is getting suppliers and printers together. The expertise lies with the suppliers in our small country, and there is a mutual relationship there.
“Participating with Fespa and other countries we do not have to reinvent the wheel to solve industry issues. Globally there is a lack of young people entering print, and it is being addressed by other countries, and we can learn from them.
“We are about bringing the world closer to us, where as a part of a global network your problems can be solved. You can be one of us.
“When you bring people together in events like this, you realise you have much more in common than you can believe, inside and outside of business. You are not alone, and our goal is to facilitate these networks.”
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