Dscoop Opens Registration for 2017 EMEA Conference
Registration is now officially open for the sixth annual Dscoop EMEA conference. Taking place from 7-9 June 2017 in the Centre de Congrès de Lyon, France, this year’s conference is yet again set to exceed previous Dscoop EMEA events in terms of size, attendance figures and the comprehensive speaker programme.
With an even greater emphasis on educational content, attendees can expect a fascinating line-up of seminars delivered by industry experts, developed to inspire and inform delegates looking for new ways to drive business growth and profitability. Dscoop events have become synonymous with networking opportunities that are second to none and the EMEA 6 conference in Lyon will be no exception, providing the opportunity to network with hundreds of industry peers and Dscoop partners. France’s third-largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon is widely known for its gastronomy and historical and architectural landmarks, making it an impressive location for the upcoming conference.
“Our annual Dscoop conference is the number one event for digital printers operating in all market sectors to learn about the latest technology, industry trends, and new applications. It is an unmissable experience for printers who want to stay competitive,” explains Olivier Gravet, Dscoop EMEA 6 Conference Chair. “Previous Dscoop events have provided unrivalled opportunities to network with peers, learn best-practice and acquire new business leads. This, in conjunction with in-depth educational seminars and access to the latest HP and Dscoop partner products and services, is what Dscoop is all about. Having this unique platform where likeminded professions can come together, celebrate creativity, and drive their businesses and the wider industry forward is hugely beneficial for everyone who attends.”
Following the success of Dscoop EMEA 5 in Tel Aviv, Dscoop EMEA 6 promises to provide an even greater all-round experience for the hundreds of delegates expected to attend, according to Alonzo Romero Lauro, Director, Dscoop EMEA: “Dscoop EMEA 5 was simply mind-blowing, with 850 delegates from 50 countries all sharing and contributing new ideas and innovations. We fully expect to hit new heights next year and exceed the incredible turnout in Tel Aviv, enriching the Dscoop experience for our members who always learn a great deal from one another. I am looking forward to connecting with our members again to see what pioneering ideas they bring to the table in Lyon.”
Dscoop events also make the very latest HP technology available for attendees to explore. “Dscoop is an invaluable community and it’s truly inspiring to see our customers get together, demonstrate best practice and showcase their most creative work all under one roof. It also provides a platform for members to understand the new business opportunities available to them with the latest range of cutting-edge HP digital print technology. And more than that, through HP and its partners, they can access end-to-end solutions from sending files, to substrates, to finishing, to delivery systems,” says Michael Smetana, Head of Marketing, HP Graphics Solutions Business, EMEA. “With this unique combination of technology demonstrations and expert advice, plus the high-standard seminar programme and networking sessions, this event is sure to make a significant, positive impact on the businesses of Dscoop EMEA members.”
To register for Dscoop EMEA 6 or for more information about next year’s event, visit www.dscoopemea.org.
International Print Day Aims to Trend Worldwide on October 19th
A 24-hour celebration without borders, International Print Day (IPD) will throw open its virtual doors to the global community on Wednesday, October 19th – and everyone is invited. IPD’s organizers encourage anyone with an interest in the original communication delivery device better to join the planet’s largest conversation about print in all its forms, hosted by regional advocates with the aim of creating greater visibility for this fast-moving technology space. The collaborative event will begin at 6pm ET on October 18th (11pm GMT, 9am AEST) and finish 24 hours later.
From students and artists to printers and their supply chain, IPD offers the opportunity for any interested party to share their work, their favorite print or simply share a moment with fellow enthusiasts. At its simplest, anybody with a Twitter account can join the hashtag #IPD16, interacting with interested parties around the world to share their printed work, their favourite piece of print or information about their activities in the print world. Last year, this hashtag alone generated an impressive 27-million timeline deliveries in just under 24 hours.
IPD’s theme is born from the community and this year it’s ‘#PrintSmart’, providing another way for stakeholders to interact. “Print is a fascinating technology with a proud history and a vibrant future,” says Deborah Corn, Principal at Print Media Centr and the driving force behind the day. “Print Smart reflects our confident, creative industry’s desire to solve problems using print and share our ways of doing so. We’re expecting to see printers but also designers, marketers and entrepreneurs connecting throughout the day sharing samples and stories of great print – plus ideas, suggestions and opportunities to collaborate.”
One such collaboration is via the established #PrintChat, taking place at 4pm ET (9pm GMT) on October 19th. This community endeavor attracts influencers from across the sector, discussing products and services, multi-channel marketing and dreams for a future of print. On this occasion it will represent the pinnacle of a visionary day of smart, print-related sharing.
Corn sees IPD as a way for individual print houses, too, to engage with their local community. “There are no limits to what can happen on International Print Day,” she states, noting that there are advocates guiding the chat in Australia, Europe and the Americas to create a non-stop activity that is tipped to trend globally. “If you’ve been thinking of inviting customers or local students in to see your shop, why not do it? It’s the perfect excuse to blend fun with being informative and there are no boundaries as to what you can do.”
Anyone can host a Print Hotspot, with whatever degree of formality they choose. A Hotspot can be registered with IPD so that the organizing team can help promote it as an official activity. However, Corn encourages those with creative ideas to put their thinking caps on.
“In the past, a printer convinced their local mayor to declare the day International Print Day, while last year, the United States Capitol Building recognized it by sharing pictures of their printed admission tickets,” she recalls. “Just like with print itself, the creativity is endless. So, be as inventive as possible and let’s get print and its possibilities trending around the world.”
Let your imagination fly at FESPA Eurasia 2016
Eurasian print service providers and sign makers are invited to let their imaginations fly at FESPA Eurasia 2016 when it returns to the CNR Expo in Istanbul, Turkey from 8-11 December 2016, for its fourth edition.
The event will cover 20,000sqm across two halls of the exhibition centre showcasing over 450 brands. Dedicated to wide format screen and digital print, textile print, garment decoration and signage, FESPA Eurasia will showcase the latest technology and applications from both international and regional manufacturers.
Confirmed exhibitors to date include Mutoh distributor, Folpa; Optimum Digital Planet for digital large format and textile printers; Pigment Reklam, distributors of swissQprint and Bullmer equipment; wide format digital print manufacturer Roland DG; digital textile distributor AIT; and Karya Tekstil, a local manufacturer of sign and textile solutions.
Visitors to FESPA Eurasia will be able to enjoy educational and interactive features including the first World Wrap Masters to take place at FESPA Eurasia, in association with Hexis. This fast-paced competition will see the best vehicle wrappers from the Eurasian region go head-to-head to be crowned Wrap Master. There will also be a signage demonstration area, in partnership with FESPA’s Turkish Association, ARED and a Digital Textile Conference to cater to the continuing growth of this market. The signage demonstration area and World Wrap Masters will both be free to attend, whereas the Digital Textile Conference will be a separate paid-for event.
Michael Ryan, Group Exhibition Manager at FESPA comments: “There is a lot of interest from international and regional exhibitors for FESPA Eurasia 2016. Many major international manufacturers will be present, either through direct participation or through a local distributor.
“Last year at FESPA Eurasia 2015 we observed two notable growth trends running throughout the event - signage and textile. We saw a large number of sign manufacturers and suppliers focusing on interior and exterior signage solutions, a trend we believe will continue this year. Working with ARED, the sign association of Turkey, we will enhance our sign offering through ARED’s
Signage Awards and the signage demonstration area on the show floor. Textile printing is also a huge growth area in the Eurasia region and one that we expect to see heavily represented on the show floor appealing to the many regional print service providers now adopting digital textile printing. Visitors to FESPA Eurasia will be able to see an abundance of both screen and digital textile print solutions and applications. They will also have the added benefit of the Digital Textile Conference, where they will be able to hear from experts in this market sector.”
Tolga Oktay, Director of screen printing chemicals company, Feteks comments on why they are exhibiting at FESPA Eurasia: “FESPA Eurasia 2016 has an outstanding regional reputation and offers new opportunities for Eurasian printers. Because of this we feel it is the event to present our new products and projects to customers.”
Returning exhibitor, Serkan Çağlıyan, Owner at Pigment Reklam notes: “For us FESPA Eurasia is the best place to introduce our latest technologies in UV print. FESPA Eurasia is the most ideal platform, not only for business opportunities but also because of its strong local Association, ARED. Visitors come from all over Turkey and the wider Eurasian market, which translates well with our target customers. In order to realise the potential of the market, we will have a strong presence at FESPA Eurasia 2016 showing our swissQprint UV models and Bullmer digital cutting solutions.”
Visitors can visit the newly launched event website www.fespaeurasia.com to keep up to date with the latest event news, view the full exhibitor list and find more information about the show features.
Visitors can register via the FESPA Eurasia website, quoting reference code: EURM601 for free entry.
drupa Sticks to Proven 4-Year Cycle
The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions sticks to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players.
“The current drupa, with its outstanding business deals and positive atmosphere really stands out and has made one thing perfectly clear: “Its USP are the production lines and are in full operation here,” explains Werner M. Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, and adds: “This is one of the reasons why drupa is such a beacon. Precisely this investment – this is what many representatives of the exhibitor community have assured us over the past few days here – they want to be at and with drupa in the future, their No. 1 international industry platform. Therefore in the interest of our customers and international markets, drupa will stick to its 4-year cycle.”
The re-positioning of drupa 2016, its focus on future topics as well as the shorter duration of eleven days have all proven to be correct decisions. drupa 2016 is still on until 10 June. 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries are currently showcasing their innovations and applications for print and cross-media solutions in Düsseldorf’s 19 exhibition halls.
Approx 200,000 visitors from 183 countries have visited the world’s biggest and most important trade fair in the print and media industry since day one of the event. And the percentage of visitors from throughout the world has also been extremely high so far: 78% have come from abroad.
FESPA’s Worldwide Regional Events Reinforce Profit for Purpose Philosophy
This year, FESPA, in association with its regional associations, is hosting local events in Africa, Mexico and Europe as part of its Profit for Purpose reinvestment programme and educational commitment to the global print community.
Profit for Purpose is the central philosophy that drives FESPA, which pledges to support global printers through a multitude of projects including regional events, which provide professionals with opportunities to gain knowledge and network with peers and industry leaders. Building on the success of last year’s regional congresses in Southern Europe, the Nordics, Mexico and Africa, FESPA has once again committed to a programme of regional events for 2016.
Returning for its second edition is the Southern European Congress, this year taking place in Milan, Italy from 19 – 20 April, and organised by Apigraf (Portugal), FESPA España Asociación, FESPA France Association, and FESPA Italia Associazione. Over the two days, delegates will hear from leading experts on topics tailored to the needs of local speciality printers such as: The Wow Effect of Print as a Business Booster; Inside and Outside the Home; and Industrial and 3D Printing.
The Print Mexico Congress will also return for the second time on 19 May 2016 in Mexico City, supported by FESPA’s Mexican association, Canagraf. The one-day event will provide local printers with seminar and technical sessions on print trends and opportunities across digital, screen and textile, as well as providing them with the business tools to grow and enhance their businesses.
Following the positive interest received in the 2015 Brasil Forums, FESPA has also extended this roadshow event to Africa. The FESPA Africa Forums will take place in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya, which are both growing economies, and will provide print and signage solution providers with the opportunity to connect with peers and experts, while learning how they can diversify and grow their businesses with some key sessions from FESPA’s South African association, Printing SA.
Sean Holt, FESPA General Secretary comments: “These events are all delivered in accordance with our Profit for Purpose programme, demonstrating our commitment to reinvesting in the global print community through a range of centrally funded and locally supported initiatives. The Southern European and Mexico Print Congresses in 2015 both received extremely positive feedback from delegates and we’re delighted to be able to bring them back for another year.
“Our Brasil Forums were also very well received, reaching a wider audience across the country which is why we have chosen to replicate this format in Africa. These forums will provide printers and sign-makers in East and West Coast Africa access to a FESPA event. Delivering events with local associations means that the content delivered are tailored to the needs of the market, and participation will introduce them to peers and experts with whom they can share knowledge and experiences.”
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