PacPrint and Visual Impact have secured over 150 exhibitors, with less than a month to go until Australasia’s biggest print trade show, which opens its doors in Melbourne May 23-26.
The event organisers say a strong response from industry suppliers and potential visitors point to a busy and exciting show. Peter Harper, general manager of trade shows and publications for organiser Visual Connections, says, “With less than a month to go until the doors open 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.”
The show’s range of options and business solutions covers software and workflow management; digital print and finishing; functional and 3D print; packaging and labels; signage and display systems; promotional products and banners; and others.
During the week, the Women in Print PacPrint 2017 Breakfast will take place on Wednesday May 24. The Aussie print the industry will host its night of nights, the 34th National Print Awards Gala Presentation Dinner, will take place on Thursday May 25.
Printing and packaging associations continue their support for the event. Harper says, “As well as Visual Connections, Printing Industries (PIAA) will have a significant presence at the show, sharing its booth with the Packaging Council of Australia. 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 Federal Government programmes.”
Adrian Fleming, chairman of 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.
“This PacPrint is shaping up to be one of the best I have ever attended and will be an important opportunity for businesses to connect with the best ideas, information and inspiration to help you make important investment and business decisions to shape your future direction and success.”
PacPrint 2017 will run from May 23-26 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. It will open from 10am – 6pm on Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 May, with a late night till 7pm on Wednesday 24 May, complete with complimentary canapes and drinks for visitors, to cater for small business owners and those who find it more difficult to get away during business hours. The final day of the show, Friday May 26, will run from 10am until 4pm.
Harper and Fleming encourage visitors to pre-register and plan their visits to get the most out of the show