Next week, the doors of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will open for the first Visual Impact show in the Queensland capital for more than six years.

Organisers predict a plethora of of opportunities for industry businesses to ‘connect with success’ at the show. Charly Blades, events manager for Visual Connections, says, “Visual Impact is the industry’s leading show for sign, display, print and graphics and we are delighted that this year’s show is completely sold out.

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Charly Blades, events manager for Visual Connections

“Exhibitors will show solutions for everything from signage and displays, to wide-format printing, textile printing, LED and illumination, fabrication, routing, engraving and laser cutting, software and workflows.

“The benefits of trade shows are well-established, with the opportunity to see and experience all the latest technologies and connect with the organisations and people who can help you chart a course for success in your business.

“This show will be one of the most comprehensive we’ve staged in Brisbane, and the response has been excellent, with hundreds of industry professionals already registered,” she says, while acknowledging that the vast majority of registrations – as always – will likely come in over the coming month, with an expected total of somewhere around 2500 attendees over the three days from 17 – 19 July.

The list of exhibitors at the show is extensive, led by Platinum Sponsor Roland DG, Gold Sponsors Avery Dennison, Epson, Graphic Art Mart, HP, Spicers and Trotec. Other leading names include Ball & Doggett, Mimaki and Roland DG, Epson, HP, Multicam, Wilenco, Smartech, Spicers, Avery Dennison, Currie Group, Arlon, M-Power Software, and Print IQ.

Connection Sessions

To add to the action on the show floor, the show will feature a packed programme ‘Connections Sessions’ – short, sharp and focused mini-seminars which will be held in the more intimate environment of the ‘Connections Centre’.

Charly adds, “Seminar sessions are an integral part of any trade show, but with a three-day show, we know time is tight and people usually have a long list of things they want to see. o cater for this, we have arranged shorter sessions, half an hour or less, from market leaders and industry experts, in a smaller area and run in a more informal style which will promote conversations and encourage connections, not just between the presenter and the audience, but also between attendees.”

Topics include sustainability, creating an engaged workforce, apprenticeships and training, and industry trends. The show will host more specific sessions on heat printing and heat transfer vinyls; colour profiling; architecture, interior design and printed décor; and the benefits of white ink.

Speakers include: London Mills, Visual Media Association; Fiona Jacklyn from MEGT; Jeremy Brew from HP; Ben Carroll from Velflex; Chris Sherry and Matthew Francis, Avery Dennison; Renee Kruit from POLI-TAPE; Myra Anwar, Smartech; Zeff Lowe and Ryan Warby from Epson and Dan Sefton from Metamark.

Register online

Visit the Visual Impact website or go to for all the latest information including the full visitor guide and most up-to-date floorplan.

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