Lamont Print and Signs hosts conference for North QLD signage industry

(Above:) Lamont Print and Signs general manager Stephen Lamont (second last far right, bottom row) with delegates at the Trade Signage Industry Business Development Conference

Lamont Print and Signs recently hosted businesses from across North Queensland for its inaugural Trade Signage Industry Business Development Conference at The Ville Resort-Casino in Townsville.

The firm recruited national business leaders and innovators to present on a range of topics including risk and supply chain management, data mining, flow and risk, leadership, branding and sustainability.

Lamont Print and Signs general manager Stephen Lamont said the conference provided an opportunity for participants to learn from industry specialists on a range of topics to inspire and empower them to advance their individual businesses.

“The printing and signage business often flies under the radar in terms of its importance and contribution to local economies including job creation and its role in supporting businesses with their branding and advertising,” Lamont said. 

“National revenue for the printing industry was $6.4 billion in the 2023 financial year with over 6,500 businesses employing almost 27,000 people – the sector responsible for everything from real estate and business signs, advertising billboards to downstream demand such as newspapers and magazines.

“However, as a whole, the industry is facing major challenges from the digital world as markets move online and it important that we look at the challenges and opportunities this brings.   

“The conference provided an opportunity for participants to hear from the best minds across a range of sectors with the aim to integrate their learnings into their businesses operations,” he added, explaining that subjects covered were practical and important to the current challenges the industry faces where sustainability and environment as well as digital technologies must be embraced. 

“It is important that, as an industry, we unite and support each other to rise to the challenges and provide improved servicing and solutions to the market. We hope that this conference will have a compound effect where our trade print clients pass on what they have learnt to others including the business they service.”

The Lamont Trade Signage Industry Business Development Conference included presentations from international industry specialists across trade print, digital technology, business coaching, branding and sustainability.

Delegates from across Queensland also enjoyed some of the best hospitality available in Townsville including dining at The Ville Resort-Casino and twilight sailing to Orpheus Island. 

The conference is expected to become an annual event. 

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