PacPrint is less than a month away with 150 companies now signed up to exhibit and according to organisers, visitor numbers are tracking strongly.
Organisers say this year’s show, taking place in Melbourne from May 23 to 26 is getting a strong response from both the industry’s suppliers and potential visitors, indicating that this will be a busy show.
Peter Harper, general manager, Trade Shows and Publications for Visual Connections says, “We are delighted with the response to PacPrint and VI so far, both from the industry’s suppliers and from the broader print and sign markets.
“With less than a month to go until the doors open at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the show is promising to be an unmissable opportunity for anyone involved in the sector to get a feel for the latest trends, see new-release equipment and systems, and evaluate a range of options and business solutions.”
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The exhibitors will present a variety of equipment, systems, services and solutions ranging from software and workflow management, to digital print and finishing, functional and 3D print, packaging and labels, signage and display systems, promotional products and banners, and more.
Harper says PacPrint provides the ideal opportunity to connect with the people and organisations who can provide advice, support and services to help build future success.
“As well as Visual Connections, Printing Industries will have a significant presence at the show, sharing its booth with the Packaging Council of Australia. In addition PrintNZ is bringing a contingent to play host to the hundreds of visitors expected from New Zealand, and the FPLMA will be there to liaise with packaging, label and flexo print professionals. Even the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science – better known as AusIndustry – will be on hand to help businesses identify potential grants and other support available through the Federal Government’s programs,” he says.
Harper adds, “Our team has gathered together an impressive group of speakers for the PacPrint Forum Series, also, from four fascinating keynote speakers that are sure to challenge and inspire, to panelists for in-depth sessions on various industry sectors, technologies and business strategies, and experts who will deliver practical workshop sessions on more sector, business and technology-specific topics.”
Rounding out the program will be events including, the Women in Print PacPrint 2017 Breakfast on the morning of Wednesday May 24, and the industry’s night of nights – the 34th National Print Awards Gala Presentation Dinner, to be held on the evening of Thursday May 25.
Adrian Fleming, chair, PacPrint says, “In such a dynamic industry, it is vital to connect with new ideas, the latest technologies, and reliable and valuable services and support so that we can transition our businesses to capitalise on exciting new opportunities and meet the needs of an ever-changing market.”
PacPrint 2017 will run from May 23 to 26 at MCEC. It opens from 10am – 6pm on May 23 and 25, with a late night till 7pm on May 24. The final day of the show, Friday 26 May, will run from 10am until 4pm.
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