InPrint 2014, which took place in Hannover 8-10 April, has shown the establishment of a new industrial print marketplace by attracting a unique profile of high quality visitors that exceeded exhibitor expectations. By the close of the show, InPrint had amassed 6 995 individual visitors.

Visitors from the industrial print supply chain attended InPrint from a broad range of industries including: ceramics, textile, packaging, aeronautical, automotive, electronics, engineering, sports-wear, pharmaceutical and printing. Exhibitor feedback confirmed that the visitor quality exceeded expectations from all exhibitors whether they were showing industrial screen, 3D or inkjet printing technologies.

InPrint 2014 also attracted production managers and directors from leading international manufacturing organisations including: ABB, Audi, AEG, Airbus, Bayer, Axel Springer, Bombardier, Bosch Rexroth, Continental, Daimler AG, Dow Chemical, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Postbank, Henkel, Hitachi, Hyundai, Kärcher, Mercedes Benz, Miele, Nike, P&G, Rolls Royce, Staedtler, Tetra Pack and Thyssen Krupp.

Frazer Chesterman, Co-Director InPrint said, ‘The success of the world’s first show for industrial print proved there is demand for a dedicated exhibition for industrial print technology. InPrint benefited from a genuinely unique group of visitors and exhibitors and a high number of new product launches and we are extremely positive about its future potential.’

InPrint 2014 attracted visitors from 61 countries and from outside of Europe including North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Germany represented the largest representation of visitors with 62%, other top 10 leading attendee countries included: The Netherlands, Poland, Italy, UK, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic.

According to independent show research, findings revealed that 100% of respondents believe that the industrial print sector is growing with 26% expecting growth to be 10% (CAGR) or more. Ninety five percent of respondents rated InPrint as a key platform for the future development of industrial print whilst 57.24% of visitors came from the manufacturing and printing industries with additional visitors attending from the world of IT, Research & Development, Technical Consultancy and Publishing.

Marcus Timson Co-Director InPrint, added, ‘At InPrint 2014, the InPrint Development Group met to discuss dates and location for the next InPrint Show. It was widely agreed by both Ambassadors and Exhibitors that InPrint had exceeded expectations and that the next event would be best positioned within 18 months of the launch show. With this in mind, we confirm that InPrint 2015 will take place at Messe Munich, 10-12 November 2015 and will be co-located with Productronica, a major international trade show for electronic production.’

Chesterman concluded, ‘InPrint 2014 was not simply another print exhibition. Attendees came from sectors not normally represented at standard graphic or commercial print exhibitions. The show concept, marketing campaign and conference content as well as the large percentage of new product launches all resulted in a launch show that has broken new ground in print exhibitions.’