Africa Print Announces Plans For Bigger 2015 Event

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After a successful 2014 expo, the exhibition organisers are set to enhance the 2015 expo to ensure a larger, more comprehensive event for the sub-Saharan commercial print community.

Print solution providers are being invited to 'Ignite Your Print Potential' – the theme for Africa Print 2015, which aims to attract a wider array of exhibitors and cutting-edge technology, in addition to a variety of educational seminars to spark ideas that can be transferred to any print business.

The event will take place from 22-24 July 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa and will be co-located with FESPA Africa, Sign Africa and Africa LED.

Dyelan Copeland, organiser of Africa Print said, ‘We are already on our way to creating a bigger event with over 4470 square metres of space booked. A large number of leading brands that will showcase their latest products include platinum sponsor Xerox, plus Agfa Graphics, Antalis, Epson, Fujifilm, Mimaki, Nutec Digital, Optimus, Pantone, and Tulip Inks. The distributors of Adobe, Anajet, Arlon, Brother, Canon, CorelDRAW, Hewlett Packard, Mutoh, Nashua, Océ, Seiko, SwissQprint and Zünd, among others, will be there.'

The Continent’s economic buoyancy and Africa Print’s brand recognition was evident at Africa Print 2014 which saw an 11% increase of attendees from outside South Africa compared to Africa Print 2013. Attracting visitors from nearly 40 countries, aside from the host country South Africa, the top five international countries represented were Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The exhibition organisers, Practical Publishing, are committed to enhancing the 2015 event by increasing international attendance, as well as unique visitor numbers through the development of its regional database and stakeholder relationships.

Additional activities to boost the visitor experience include engaging with new related markets to widen the scope of the expo and create suitable feature content for these sectors.

Charnia Yapp, event organiser, said, 'Based on 2014 post-show attendance feedback we plan to provide more activities at the expo. The popularity of the technology seminars means we will be extending the number of sessions and variety of content. These value-adds will be beneficial to printers in the region who are eager to learn new techniques and gather ideas for their businesses. We are sure a visit to the show will ignite their print potential.'

For the full list of exhibitors already confirmed, more information about Africa Print and to register for free entry, printers should visit www.africaprintexpo.com.

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