Africa Print Expo Kicks Off Next Week


The Africa Print Expo, co-located with FESPA Africa, Sign Africa and Africa LED, and taking place from 13-15 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, will feature many business opportunities for visitors to explore, such as: solutions for digital printing presses, binding equipment, wide format digital, digital packaging solutions, screen printing, digital textile printing, finishing equipment, ink, software, pad printing, paper and board, litho print solutions, encapsulating/laminating and digital label printing. Konica Minolta South Africa is a Platinum Sponsor of the event.

The Expo not only delivers world class exhibitors and distributors, but will also provide the following educational features:

Printing SA Conference

Printing SA will host a conference and gala dinner alongside the Africa Print Expo at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. A paid for one-day event, the conference will deliver world class speakers sharing their wealth of knowledge and experiences.
Themed 'Dare to Discover', the one day conference takes place 15 September. If you are one of the 40 delegates securing admission, you'll find it time well-spent. Speakers include Dr Nicholas Hellmuth from FLAAR Reports and Sean Holt from FESPA. There will also be a panel discussion surrounding business opportunities in Zambia. As a delegate, you'll leave armed with greater insight and appreciation of the latest industry trends. 
You'll also be given free access to Printing SA and Club FESPA's VIP Lounge. Also free is entrance to the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa expo, co-located with Africa Print and Africa LED, where you can see the latest technological printing solutions. 
If you're in 'discovery' mode, you'll want to book now. 
Date: 15 September 2017.
Venue: Hall 3, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. 
Time: Registration at 08h00. Conference starts at 09h00 and runs to 13h00.
Cost: Printing SA members – R530 and non-members – R590.
For more information about the conference, email: or phone (+27 11) 287 1160.
Printing SA Gala Dinner
Colourful, Bizarre, Burlesque – that's what's on the menu at this year's event, taking place Wednesday, 13 September. Tickets include a sit down meal, drinks and entertainment. The dinner will include a special awards ceremony where the Printing SA and Africa Print Top Achiever Award will be awarded to the top student who has completed their TT3 course. Africa Print and FESPA Africa are the proud sponsors of these Top Student awards. Printing SA will also honour thought provoking leaders within the printing and packaging industry – those who have made a significant contribution to the industry – by awarding them the Honorary Printing SA Accolade.
Time: 18h30 for 19h00.
Cost: R590 including VAT per ticket. (Tables of 10 can be booked).
Theme: Madame Zingara.
Venue: The Ballroom, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

CorelDRAW Workshops

Hosted by industry specialist Mo Jogie, this will cover top tips and the latest developments for graphics professionals. Read more here.

T-shirt and Bag Print Zone

Enjoy free demonstrations by local experts on T-shirts and bags with speciality printing techniques, direct to transfer and screen printing. Get tips and tricks and ask local experts questions. Do you have a passion for design? Enter our 'Design a T-Shirt' competition and show your talent. The top 15 designs will be printed and showcased at the expo. Enter here.

Technical Textile Talks

This is a hands-on workshop, presented by Charlie Taublieb, where printers can learn different techniques to decorate garments. Dr Nicholas Helmuth from FLAAR Reports will also be talking about textile printing. Find out more here.

Speed Wrap competition

This brings together the industry's leading wrappers to compete against the clock for top prizes! Think you have what it takes to compete? Find out more.

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