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Recognising Excellence Expo to connect print economy in-person at last

by Joe Gallop

The Recognising Excellence Expo, targeted at print buyers, peers, suppliers, trade houses, and agencies, is to return on 2 December at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The event’s organiser IPIA (Independent Print Industries Association) said over 200 people are expected over the course of the event, which will see printers meet and network with professional print buyers, while learning about the latest technology and media from its 20+ exhibitors.

While the IPIA traditionally participates in or hosts some 10 business events a year, this is its first in-person event for almost two years.

Encore is managing the AV/techincal side of the Expo and Gala Dinner/Awards production. The Expo’s exhibitors includes companies such as Xerox, Konica Minolta, HP, Fujifilm, Canon, Premier Paper, Antalis and Duplo.

Brendan Perring (pictured), general manager of trade body the IPIA, which is being supported by its sister association, the BAPC, said he expects numbers to be high as the event is the first multi-supplier UK print exhibition of the year.

Perring said, “While many of our members have regularly attended virtual events, many have missed the human interaction and opportunity to network in person. Having said that, the organising teams have had to put twice as much marketing resources as usual into promoting the event, it has taken much longer and required more effort than in pre-Covid times.

 “This is a real a chance for printers to not only generate new print volumes for their business by meeting buyers at the Networking Lunch, but also bring themselves up to date with new technology and media at the Expo that could make a significant difference to their efficiency, productivity and the value they can deliver to customers.

“To remain competitive, you need to understand how technology and the market is evolving, while continuously generating a new pipeline of customers. This event will give printers the chance to do both,” said Perring.

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