Last week’s inaugural PrintWeekLive! has been acclaimed as a success, with exhibitors reporting strong interest from visitors in new technology and ways to grow their businesses.
Designed for all segments of the industry, printers, buyers and vendors.
The inaugural PrintWeekLive! was acclaimed as a success, with exhibitors reporting strong interest from visitors in new technology and ways to grow their businesses.
The Wasps Arena, Coventry, welcomed over 2,000 visitors across the annual show’s two days. Visitors were attracted by combination of a show floor featuring the latest technology, workshop theatres promoting best practice and a conference schedule boasting several inspirational speakers.
The show floor featured four workshop theatres and hosted the event’s six headline sponsors: Antalis, Close Brothers Asset Finance, Duplo, Heidelberg, Tharstern and Xerox, along with dozens of the industry’s other leading manufacturers and suppliers, showing off their latest kit, applications and services.
Save the date - PrintWeekLive! 2018 will take place at the Wasps Arena, Coventry on 7-8 March.
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If PrintWeekLive! is as relevant and on topic as the publication then it’s going to be a very valuable addition to the yearly calendar!Jon Bailey, managing director, ProCo
Now is the right time for this mix of inspiration and highlighting the new options that are out there, especially now that the relevancy of print in the market place has come to the fore. And with the briefings that PrintWeekLive! is proposing it’s a very exciting time for the UK. Do it!Simon Biltcliffe, chief executive, Webmart
I enjoy the forum that PrintWeek provides for engagement with customers, suppliers and competitors alike. A UK show run by PrintWeek would provide an excellent opportunity to engage these audiences face to face in an environment that is open and informal, where we can talk about acquisitions, business development and technology services.Mark Cornford, managing director, Integrity Print
PrintWeek is our insight to and voice on the print industry. Any event they are hosting, giving you access to the same mix of technology and business as the magazine, sounds like an event that printers and buyers have to attend. I look forward to seeing you there.Mark Cruise, head of print buying, Sky
The printing Industry in the UK is reinventing itself at the moment and so the timing of the new PrintWeek Live exhibition could not be better. Innovation, sustainability and new more personal content is the future for printing and hopefully PrintWeekLive! will display the latest and best ideas.Mark Handford, chief executive, Pureprint Group
Printing companies have come a long way with their offerings and I think an opportunity to showcase what print can offer would be beneficial to the industry at large, buyers and marketers. Sign us up!Patrick Headley, chief executive, GI Solutions Group
I would love to attend PrintWeek Live! PrintWeek is taking an initiative here and I will support it 100%. What couldn’t we all learn from such an event?Joanne Hurst, European print production manager, Lands’ End
PrintWeekLive! will be the absolutely must attend event of 2017, it will bring together everyone and anyone who’s an important player in the Industry in one location over 2 days in the heart of the Country with easy motorway and rail links; be there.Malcolm Lane-Ley, executive chairman, Anton Group
PrintWeek’s credibility and independence, coupled with its breadth and depth of industry knowledge, will make it ideally placed to host a show with a twist.David Laybourne, managing director, Real Digital International
With Printweek behind it you know it will be well-researched, relevant and well presented –they just get what the Industry wants to discuss.Miles Linney, chief executive, Linney Group
This event will offer a chance to meet the suppliers that I read about regularly, in a face to face environment that is not as intense as an 'on-site meeting', and at the same time as also seeing their competitors, in an event format that they themselves have helped draw up.Weldon Molony, print buyer, Toyota (GB)
PrintWeekLive! is just want the industry community needs. I know PrintWeek will have the experience to target the best solutions for buyers and suppliers to Inspire, Innovate and allow Initiation.Jeff Richards, print services manager, npower
Sounds like the ingredients are going to make for an epic recipe. And not one to shy away from the dinner table, reserve me a seat!Adrian Tolley, operations director, Prime Group
A show like this, will give those of us in the design industry a 'go to event' showcasing what’s new and where the innovation is happening. An event we can take younger designers along too, to improve their knowledge of what's possible in print.Sarah Turner, managing director, Carter Wong Design
As the leading European distributor of paper, packaging solutions and visual communication products, Antalis is delighted to be associated with PrintWeekLive! 2017. As the go-toinformation resource for the industry, PrintWeek has researched the market to establish a focused national event and, as a sponsor, Antalis will be on-hand to share our extensive industry, product and service experience and knowledge with delegates throughout all aspects of the show.Bruce Munro, national sales director, Antalis UK
Duplo always engages with customers and actively uses their feedback to shape its own events, such as London Calling and Northern Lights. PrintWeek has the same ethos. While we will continue to support other shows, including running our own, were proud to be a founding sponsor of PrintWeekLive!, which we are confident will have a major presence in the UK.Sarah Crumpler, UK Marketing Manager, Duplo UK
Heidelberg UK has long recognised that a UK trade show is needed but wanted to find an organisation that could bring a fresh and professional approach. We believe that the Mark Allen Group will do just that. As the publisher of PrintWeek it has a thorough understanding of the market and it has a dedicated exhibition division. But, most importantly, it has a clear strategy based not on what it believes the market wants, but on thorough market research. We think the venue is right for visitors from around the UK and we are very excited to have signed up for the first PrintWeekLive! in March 2017.Gerard Heanue, managing director, Heidelberg UK
Being a global market leader with the number one MIS product in the UK, it felt natural for us to show our support for PrintWeekLive! and be a headline sponsor. Were very passionate about the printing industry –its where our company was created, where many of our staff have worked and where our family and friends still do. So were delighted to be supporting an event that will help the companies within it prosper and grow. We look forward to being a part of the inaugural PrintWeekLive! show and helping to educate its visitors about MIS, print software and integrated workflows.Keith McMurtrie, managing director, Tharstern
As the global leader in digital cut-sheet technology, Xerox has always led the wave of change in the graphics industry in partnership with its customers. And based on that experience, we see two intrinsically linked areas for print businesses to consider when deciding upon their future investment plans: automation and innovation. While the benefits of end-to-end automation are obvious, just as important is the the need to innovate. And the best way for printers to achieve that is through partnerships with their suppliers and customers, because at the centre of all true innovation is collaboration. And that is why we are proud to be a headline sponsor of PrintWeekLive!, because by being part of something based on the needs of printers, together we can seek new ways to address print buyers challenges and embrace the growing business opportunities afforded through digital technology.Mike Holyoake, country general manager UK & Netherlands, Xerox