Women in Print pop the corks at Print & Prosecco events in Adelaide and Melbourne

(Above:) The Melbourne event attracted 40 attendees

Women in Print’s Print & Prosecco events in Adelaide, SA on 26 October and Melbourne, VIC on 27 October, brought together a combination of 74 women across the signage, printing, and broader print sectors, to network and celebrate their achievements this year. 

The Melbourne event, which attracted 40 attendees, saw the participation of nine apprentices and graduates from Victoria University Polytechnic, sponsored by Visual Connections, who joined a room filled with seasoned professionals and early-career enthusiasts. Commercial Print Apprentices were supported by the Visual Media Association (formerly PVCA). It was a fantastic opportunity for all attendees to build relationships, share experiences, and strengthen their professional networks. 

The evening was a delightful fusion of networking, camaraderie, and culinary delight, with an array of delicious canapés. Victoria University Polytechnic Signs & Graphics tutor Chloe Quilty expressed her gratitude after the Melbourne event.

“A huge thanks to Visual Connections for the invitation and sponsorship. It was a beautiful night,” she said.

At the Melbourne event, attendees went home with a custom-labelled Prosecco, sponsored by Ball & Doggett and printed by Label Line. Adelaide had a fun night with giveaways of Prosecco Pyjamas and bottles of wine. 

Women in Print Victorian patron and IVE DDC account director Rita Karagiannis added a touch of inspiration in her short opening speech stating, “Fun fact, did you know in signage, the top three most skilled apprentices in Australia are women? And we are fortunate to have Liz here tonight, who placed second at the WorldSkills Australia contest. Well done, Liz.” 

Women in Print patron for South Australia and deputy chair Sandy Aspinall said of the Adelaide event, which attracted 34 attendees, “The event last night was exceptional! The venue was fantastic, the food was delicious, and it seemed like everyone in attendance had a wonderful time! It’s always a delight to facilitate evenings such as this where women can socialise professionally and build support networks”. 

The Print & Prosecco events organised by Women in Print have once again exemplified women’s remarkable strength and empowerment in the printing and signage industry, and the association’s values of support, knowledge sharing, community and building networks. 

These events are not possible without the generous support of sponsors. Women in Print thanks Ball & Doggett, MCC Label, Label Line, and Rocking Rose for the cash and gifts sponsored for each night, and Visual Connections and the Visual Media Association for sponsored tickets for apprentices in both signage and commercial print. 

Women in Print continues to be a beacon of empowerment for women in the industry, offering a platform to connect, learn, and inspire one another. The initiatives, like the Print & Prosecco events and the annual Breakfast Series, are a testament to their commitment to fostering a more inclusive and diverse industry. 

Women in Print is keeping their community survey open for all feedback from the Women in Print Community. You can take the survey here

Perth and Brisbane will host their Print & Prosecco events this month. Tickets are expected to go on sale shortly. 

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