Photo gallery: drupa ANZ event

Above: Mark Daws (Currie Group), Henryk Kraszewski (Ricoh), Chris Green (DFLOW), Enda Kavanagh (Fujifilm), Anthony ‘AJ’ Jackson and John Yiannis (Ricoh)

Messe Düsseldorf in partnership with the Visual Media Association (VMA) and PrintNZ hosted a networking event for Australia and New Zealand delegates at drupa this week.

“It’s so lovely to have you all here, and to get the Australians and New Zealanders all together,” said Ruth Cobb, CEO of PrintNZ, in her welcome address to attendees.

Delegates were also welcomed by Visual Media Association CEO Kellie Northwood.

“It’s wonderful to see so many of our industry from Australia and New Zealand here at drupa,” said Northwood.

Sabine Geldermann, director drupa, Portfolio Print Technologies, Messe Düsseldorf, said the event has recorded “amazing results” in its first week, with more than 100,000 visitors.

“It’s a great pleasure welcoming you from Australia and New Zealand here during drupa and I hope that seven interesting and exciting days are already behind you,” said Geldermann.

“We are very pleased with the overall developments so far including 1640 exhibitors representing 52 nations, which is an amazing result after eight years. We’ve had more than 50 delegations as well from all over the world including from southeast Asia, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, and European delegates.

“The first seven days have been very successful. We have passed 100,000 visitors which is a very positive indicator, and we still have a few more days. Eleven days seems to be very long but one day passes by so quickly. I hope you have profited so far and have taken some inspiration from every single stand.”

The networking reception was followed by an ‘after-party’ event sponsored by Ricoh at the Holy Craft Beer Bar.

Keith Ferrel (Cactus Imaging), Kellie Northwood (VMA) and Matt Ashman (Durst)
Alasdair Wilson (Colourtech) and Dan Mantel (Durst)
Alasdair Wilson (Colourtech), Mariano Imbrioscia (Vivad), Ewen Donaldson (Vivad) and Dale Hawkins (Zünd)
Alistair Egan (Fuji Xerox NZ) and Henryk Kraszewski (Ricoh)
Andrew Smith (ZenSmart) and Andy Cocker (Konica Minolta)
Baden Kirgan (Planet Press) and Denis Fath (Ricoh)
Brent Kale (Kale Print), Alesha Kale (Kale Print), Peter Lloyd (Kale Print), Cary Rawson (Fujifilm), Eva Ferrand (Forbes Packaging)
Brenton King (Hybrid Software), Matt Murray (Mosaic), Chris Meek (Kirk Group)
Brenton King (Hybrid Software), Rodger Eaton (Boxkraft), Theo Prosenica (PMS Lithography), Miro Williams (Print & Pack)
Colin Lamond (Percival Print & Packaging), Tom Ralph (Graph-Pak) and Anthony Pittaway (Percival Print & Packaging)
Craig Walmsley (HP) and London Mills (VMA)
Dale Hawkins (Zünd) and Abe Weiszberger (Stick On Signs)
Keith Ferrel (Cactus Imaging), Sabine Geldermann (Messe Düsseldorf) and Matt Ashman (Durst)
Dale Hawkins (Zünd) and Steve Wilton-Jones (Aarque)
Ewen Donaldson (Vivad) and Nigel Spicer (Cactus Imaging)
Lawrence Evans (Redshift) and Darrin Weir (Aarque)
Gavin Kale (Kale Print) and Todd Powell (Fujifilm)
Josh Lindsay (Direct Print and Mail NZ) and Nick Williams (Solution Dynamics NZ)
Mark Daws (Currie Group), Trent Nankervis (DFLOW), Paul Whitehead (Currie Group)
Matt Mills (Fuzed) and Graham Blackall (Durst)
Mick Buttigieg (Link DigiCom Sydney) and Vik Pratap (Canon)
Neil Southerington (Graffica) and Robert Laing (Messe Düsseldorf)
Peter Williams (Print & Pack), Peter Blanch (Allstein), Peter Stewart (Allstein)
Robert Laing (Messe Düsseldorf), Ruth Cobb (PrintNZ) and Matt Ashman (Durst)
Stuart Dally (GLC), Dan Jenkins (GLC), Gary Mathers (GLC), Ingo Graham (Marbach), Ian Gillanders (DieLine Solutions)
Tom & Luke Eckersley (Eckersley Print Group) and Chris Toll (Plockmatic)
Wade Marriner (Konica Minolta NZ), Eva Farrand (Forbes Packaging), Earle Farrand (Forbes Packaging), Clinton Sampson (Forbes Packaging)

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