New Zealand Printer magazine, Print NZ, and a list of sponsors are gearing up to celebrate the printing industry talent at the upcoming People in Print Awards and Rising Star Awards event, which will take place on March 9 in Auckland. Tickets are now available online.

The Awards welcomes Durst for the first time as Platinum Sponsor for 2023. Represented in New Zealand by Aarque, Durst has been the Platinum Sponsor of the prestigious ProPrint Awards organised by New Zealand Printer Magazine’s sister publication ProPrint, across Tasman for the last two years. Durst has also renewed its sponsorship of the ProPrint Awards for 2023. 

Brian Moore, publisher at New Zealand Printer Magazine, said: “We are excited to welcome Durst as Platinum Sponsor for the Awards. The other confirmed sponsors include Currie Group, Cyber, Konica Minolta, Starleaton and Wholesale Print. The support from suppliers for the Awards reflects their commitment to the industry as a whole, and we are grateful for their readiness to sponsor the event. 

“I’m thrilled to confirm that the New Zealand Printer People In Print Awards and Rising Stars Of Print Awards in association with PrintNZ will be presented at Sorrento in the Park, One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak, Auckland, on Thursday, March 9, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

“The format will be a smart casual, stand-up affair with delicious finger food and drinks and the perfect opportunity to network with and celebrate New Zealand’s people in print.

“Hosted by NZP editor Bruce Craig and PrintNZ’s Ruth Cobb, the event will also introduce NZP news editor Piotr Wnuk and managing director James Wells.”

Encouraging newcomers and those beginning to make their mark, the Rising Star Awards remind us that the industry grows stronger and more resilient with a continuous injection of new blood and fresh ideas. Previous recipients of the Rising Star Awards are now carving their path through their respective industry sectors with enthusiasm and energy. 

Bruce Craig, editor of New Zealand Printer Magazine, said: “It is great to see how businesses throughout the sector are able to grow through their emerging talent. Fresh ideas can help guide your business in a new direction and create revenue streams that you haven’t previously considered. We see many Rising Stars helping to expand the boundaries for the companies they work for, and we see others branching out on their own.” 

New Zealand Printer Magazine is running the awards in conjunction with PrintNZ. 

Ruth Cobb, chief executive at PrintNZ, said: “Once again, we are pleased to support the People In Print Awards and Rising Star Awards. Recognising members of our industry that have made a contribution during the year gives us a chance to appreciate those who go above and beyond. We look forward to celebrating their achievements as we take the time to acknowledge them.” 

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