How do you measure the value of a conference?

Posted by Annie Hotton

Two conferences stand out for me this year so far – first the BAPC in January which was great fun and second, the IPIA event held last week 11th June at Puckrup Hall in Tewkesbury. I truly believe the 2014 IPIA conference was the best yet. Its always a…

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Interpack 2014, Disneyland for packaging & labelling

Posted by Louis De Nolf

One could not help but feel impressed when walking past hall after hall, filled to the brim with all kinds of stands & machinery, at the 2014 edition of Interpack @Messe Düsseldorf.

If you tried to write down the various sectors connected to the…

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Will yours be the visual that launches a thousand ships?

Posted by Maya Staels

In the business of persuasion it is all about the content. How to create a strong message and get that (a)cross media? It’s a conundrum many a communication manager faces nowadays. Yet the answer does not have to be complicated. Here’s what us PR pros…

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#GV2015 & #VS2015 – the rookie’s impression

Posted by Margot Schuljin

The must-attend graphic arts event in Benelux, I was told. Especially when taking place in Gorinchem. So off to the Grafische Vakbeurs & Vakbeurs Sign in Gorinchem (The Netherlands) I went together with my colleague Maya Staels. I did my research, as…

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Spanish print industry finally recovers from crisis

Posted by Rosa Arza

Finally, after years of crisis, it seems that the industry is reviving. Graphispag, the leading graphic arts exhibition for the Iberian Peninsula, welcomed around 20,000 professionals visiting over 200 exhibitors in Barcelona. Quite remarkable seen the…

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‘Data’ and ‘offset’ meet at inkjet-driven Innovationdays

Posted by Ed Boogaard

Is inkjet finally getting through to the next level? Last week, the Hunkeler Innovationdays managed to exceed all expectations by welcoming over 6.000 visitors from more than 50 countries in just four days. This year’s influx of commercial printers,…

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Warum die drupa so wichtig ist

Posted by Annette Finn

(English version underneath)

Rot fällt auf. Rot ist die Farbe der drupa. – An dieser Farbe kommen wir in den nächsten Monaten nicht vorbei, dafür sorgt allein schon die geballte Medienpräsenz der Messe Düsseldorf, dem Veranstalter der weltgrößten…

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Going to drupa? Here are 5 things you can’t do without

Posted by Catherine Carter

1 Comfortable Shoes.
If it is your first time at the world’s biggest graphics arts trade show, then I am sure you will think that I am over exaggerating and that it can’t possibly be that anti-feet.
But please wear in any new shoes, pick feet-friendly…

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Getting the most out of trade events

Posted by Louis De Nolf

For many organisations, trade events provide ideal venues for announcing product launches and innovations. They offer the ability to address a large target audience about products and solutions a company has to offer and its strategic direction. It…

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Tokyo Pack

A look inside a business trade event in Japan - Tokyo Pack

Posted by Joanne Hunter

For the third year running, Joanne Hunter has stalked the aisles for what's best, brilliant and sometimes a bit bewildering about Japanese packaging shows. This year, she visited Tokyo Pack, a biennial event that focuses on materials and design.


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