AFRICA PRINT EXPO 2014 KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK!

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Practical Publishing is gearing up for the biggest event of the year, the Africa Print Expo, which will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, from 2-4 July 2014 (co-located with FESPA Africa).

The Africa Print Regional Expo is sponsored by Xerox. This significant event will be a showcase for the entire digital print process, featuring from sheetfed A3 machines up to grand format digital equipment and will include both suppliers and manufacturers of commercial and digital printers, finishing equipment, software, media and consumables.

Africa Print platinum sponsor Xerox is launching a new production product that will be showcased for the first time in Africa and which will be announced at the expo. Konica Minolta South Africa will headline their bizhub presses: PRO and PRESS C1060L AND C1070, PRESS 1250 and PRO B951. Visitors can also view the graphic arts industry’s first five-colour LED printer, the ES9541 on the OKI SA stand.

Last year’s expo at the Sandton Convention Centre was a success as companies made quality leads and numerous sales. There was also an increase in international visitors who visited the event, including attendees from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe to name a few.

Two Sides’ country manager at Printing SA, Deon Joubert, will be presenting the following conference topic: Paper, Print and the Environment, and will give an overview on the Two Sides initiative at 14h00 on the 3rd of July at the Africa Print Expo.

Explore the Daily Debate

The Daily Debate will be held in Hall 2 B41 on all three days, and visitors are welcome to take part as the debate is open for audiences to ask questions or comment. Join us at the following Daily Debates:

DISCUSSING TOP WIDE FORMAT TRENDS WITH TOP PRINTERS Chaired by: FESPA’s Michael Ryan, FESPA (2 July 2014 at 16h00);
The Panel is: Lascelle Barrow, President of FESPA, Neil de Greef Managing Director of Screenline, Orlando de Abreu Managing Director of Tali Branding, Graham Hawthorn, Director Grosvenor Branding Solutions.

GOING DIGITAL – SHIFTING TO SHORTER RUNS Chaired by: Printing SA CEO Patrick Lacy (3 July 2014 16h00)
The Panel is: Leon Minnie Product Manager – Production Systems at Konica Minolta, Paul Haglich Product Marketing Manager, Bytes Document Solutions, Lascelle Barrow, President of FESPA and Tony Patton, Country Manager Hewlett Packard.

PHENOMENAL GROWTH OF TEXTILE PRINTING IN AFRICA Chaired by: Founding member of Total Solution Team, Leon Besaans (3 July 2014 14h00)
The Panel is: Vernon Mellors, Business Account Manager Epson SA, Roland Biemans Marketing Director of Kiian and Mike Horsten Marketing Manager of Mimaki.

Professionals can find out more about FESPA Africa, supported by platinum sponsors Avery Dennison and Roland, and register for their free attendance online at www.fespaafrica.com.

No entrance fee will be charged. Doors are open from 9am to 6pm on Wednesday July 2, and Thursday July 3. On Friday, July 4, doors are open from 9am – 5pm. Professionals can find out more about Africa Print, sponsored by Xerox, and register for their free attendance online at www.africaprintexpo.com.