Visual Connections and the NSW division of the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) recently hosted a large networking event in Sydney with over 50 members of the industry in attendance.
The event, held at the Carnarvon Golf Club in Sydney, was supported by a number of industry associations and organisations including Visual Connections, Old Friends Association, PVCA, Penrith Print Museum, Women in Print, Press Gang and Fespa.
According to LIA NSW president Angus Scott, it is hoped that this industry social event will become an annual event – potentially earlier during the year to take advantage of daylight saving and will join the other events in the LIA NSW events calendar including the PICAs.
“The LIA were formed in 1963 in Sydney, known as the Litho Club in those days and was modelled on the very successful Litho Club in the USA. Over the years, the LIA has played a significant role in advancing the technical knowledge within the printing industry. The LIA is also a contributor to the ISO Standards Association – we are voluntary and not-for-profit,” Scott said.
Bob Lockley from the Penrith Printing Museum spoke about the challenges experienced during COVID, the need for younger participants to join with Museum as well as a need for support from sponsors. Lockley also discussed the need to find new premises for the Museum following the decision for the Penrith Paceway to be sold.
Other presentations during the event were from Kevin Flippance representing the FPLMA discussing the importance of the labels and packaging association and Jeremy Brew representing Visual Connections discussing the upcoming PacPrint exhibition and the importance of booking flights and accommodation sooner rather than later for the event to be held in Melbourne from 28 September to 1 October.
More photos from the evening below:
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