(01/14/2014 / vlr)

Key reasons to visit Ipex 2014

With just 10 weeks to go, Ipex 2014 (24-29 March) is shaping up to be the definitive international print event in 2014. Here are the key reasons why Ipex 2014 should be pencilled into the diaries of anyone involved with print:

* Ipex acts as a neutral platform for printers to compare the products
and services of around 500 global manufacturers and suppliers in one place

* Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of some the latest
cutting edge technologies that are driving the regenerating print industry

* A comprehensive content programme will address the main issues that
printers are facing today, with a plethora of insightful discussions and
workshops to help attendees identify new business opportunities that will
enable them to stand out from the crowd

* The World Print Summit, senior-level strategic thought leadership
programme, will provide attendees with exclusive access to previously
unheard content from industry experts on the trends and pitfalls
revolutionising the industry

* Work forces from SME printers will receive the support required to
ensure their businesses have all the fundamental structures and processes in
place to be a success. This is provided via the practical workshops at the
Ipex 2014 Master Classes, overseen by Print Future's Neil Falconer, helping
delegates to improve profits and streamline production efficiencies

* Once visitors have a blueprint to fine-tune their current print
business, they have the opportunity to discover what the future of print
holds. The Future Innovation zones showcase the printed products and
technologies that are set for rapid expansion over the next few years
including photo products, digital print on packaging, 3D printing and
printable electronics. Meanwhile leading futurologist and author Richard
Watson, speaking at the World Print Summit, will explore the immediate
future of print to help printers make the right strategic decisions before
forecasting the print industry's development over the next 25 years

* Enhancing the Ipex experience, the event now hosts a range of
additional exciting new features - including Inspiration Avenue, Eco Zone
and the Make Ready Challenge - that will inspire and generate new ideas,
while championing the art of print within the communications landscape

* Networking is an essential component in making, developing and
growing new business, and Ipex serves as the perfect forum for printers and
suppliers from around the world to engage in mutually profitable discussions

* The rapid rise of digital channels has created a new dawn for the
marketing communications world and presents a number of new business
opportunities for forward-thinking printers. The co-located Cross Media
Production event looks under the hood of cross media technologies and
demonstrates how to implement a successful multi-channel marketing campaign
with print at its heart

* Returning to London at its new home at the ExCeL exhibition centre,
visitors will be able to immerse themselves within a state of the art venue
in one of the greatest business capitals in the world, as well as embracing
London's iconic culture and world famous nightlife, making Ipex much more
than just a vital business trip

Visitors can pre-register for free for both Ipex and Cross Media Production
at and respectively.