Top Industry Experts Presenting At Africa Print Conference

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Visitors to the Africa Print Ignite Technology Conference (22-24 July at Gallagher Convention Centre), can look forward to a diverse group of industry experts and leaders, addressing various topics related to the wide format and digital printing industries. The expo is co-located with FESPA Africa and Africa LED.



The theatre will be host to several seminars per day exploring different industry themes and topics from colour management and workflow, to looking at future trends in digital wide format print. The programme will be filled with industry specialists and manufacturers covering technical know-how, trends and market opportunities, as well as sessions on technologies. No reservation is required, visitors can simply show up and gain their seat! To access the full programme, visit: http://www.fespaafrica.com/visitors/conference-schedule/.



Speakers include:



Wednesday 22 July



Peter Hargreaves, Esko

Topic: Digital Cutting Workflow. This subject is based on reducing the time from when an order comes in to when the job is delivered. It focuses on saving time, reducing waste and optimising resources.

Speaker times: 10H30 – 11H00



Henk Rotman, Philips Lighting Africa

Topic: Rethinking the future of lighting. Rotman will speak about the digital revolution in lighting. It is in full swing and the industry is feeling the impact. Technological development has accelerated as well as the number of lighting players, hence margins are under pressure. His presentation will explain that the lighting industry must re-think the future by shifting the focus from 'doing what we always did but using LEDs' towards adding value using unique features of LEDs. For a bright future, the lighting industry must shift its focus from cost-down to value-add.

Speaker times: 11H00 – 11H20



Dr Nicholas Hellmuth, FLAAR Reports

Topic: FLAAR report on 3D signage Part 1: Lenticular, Optical Illusion Material (pseudo 3D) and Vacuum Thermoforming. Exploring how to do actual 3D signage.

Speaker times: 11H30 – 11H50



Mohammed Jogie, design guru at MSD and founder of Creativeweek

Topic: CorelDRAW Tutorial on Vehicle Wrapping. Mohammed 'Mo' Jogie, design guru at MSD and founder of Creativeweek will be presenting this CorelDRAW Tutorial on behalf of Direct Distribution Services, an authorised distributor for Corel. Jogie will provide tips on preparing your artwork for vehicle wrapping in a snap. Be sure to join this high energy session on all things moving graphics and avoid getting into a sticky situation.

Speaker times: 14H00 -14H20



Dr Nicholas Hellmuth, FLAAR Reports

Topic: FLAAR Report on 3D signage Part 2: 3D printers and 3D signage from honeycomb sandwich board.

Speaker times: 14H30 – 14H50



Sean Holt, FESPA

Topic: FESPA Census Results. The findings of FESPA’s Print Census, the most far-reaching global industry survey ever conducted by the organisation, expose six overarching trends driving the global wide format and speciality print community.

Speaker times: 15H00 – 15H20



Navin Jeewanlall, Midcomp

Topic: Colorflo – Workflow Trends and Colour Management. The topic will cover best print to cut workflow and colour management practices in a large format print shop.

Speaker times: 15H30 – 15H50



Jared De Waal, Solid Edge Technology

Topic: 3D Printing Technologies. De Waal will give a brief overview of the different 3D printing technologies available, along with the benefits of these.

Speaker times: 16H00 – 16H20



Thursday 23 July



Rui Carvalho, Direct Color Systems

Topic: Finding your way with Printed Braille, Signage and Wayfinding.

Speaker times: 10H30 – 11H00



Robin Sprong

Topic: Exploring Print in Interior Design and Creative solutions with digitally-printed fabrics.

Speaker times: 11H00 – 11H20



Dr Nicholas Hellmuth

Topic: FLAAR Report on options for printing on Textiles: Flags and Soft Signage vs. Textile Printing for Clothing. In addition to discussing the pros and cons of each ink for each material, this lecture will discuss the two things that most print shops learn only when it is too late: all the additional equipment that is needed for finishing the job (after printing), and the fact that some colours do not reproduce well with textile inks.

Speaker times: 11H30 – 11H50



Robin Sprong

Topic: Insights into the growth and creative development of the printing for interior markets. This talk is based on data collected from market players in this sector to summarise the technical and market drivers in the printing for interiors market, evidence for current market sizes and where the markets are likely to be going ahead in five years.

Speaker times: 14H00 -14H20



Caroline Coughlan

Topic: The Power Of Paper In Branding

Speaker times: 14H30 – 14H50



Ryan Hogarth

Topic: Social Media Marketing strategies and ROI for print and sign shops.

Speaker times: 15H00 – 15H20



Shawn Godfrey, LED Lighting SA

Topic: The Current and Future State of Commercial and Industrial LED Lighting in South Africa

Speaker times: 15H30 – 15H50



Ralph Wordon, Graphics Solutions Asia Pacific Materials Group, Avery Dennison

Topic: Choosing the right vinyl for the application.

Speaker times: 16H00 – 16H20



Friday, 24 July



Steve Thobela, Printing SA

Topic: State of the Print industry

Speaker times: 10H30 – 11H00



Jay Kim, Exion Corp

Topic: How to apply LED lights to signage with cost effective LED illumination

Speaker times: 11H00 – 11H20



Bob Glenister, Telpro Roland

Topic: How to cost a job? Why companies are missing the plot.

Speaker times: 11H30 – 11H50



Dr Nicholas Hellmuth

FLAAR Report on Printing on Glass and Ceramic tiles. A reality-check on UV vs Inorganic ink.

Speaker times: 14H00 -14H20



Deon Joubert, Two Sides

Topic: Two Sides to the story of paper

Speaker times: 14H30 – 14H50



Rian van der Merwe, Fineprint

Topic: Ignite your Print Shop's full potential. A print shop is the product of multiple capacities. Some of these include equipment, workforce, stock, cash flow, etc. A key characteristic of successful print shops is the optimal application of all resources. During this session he will discuss universal principles that will assist you ignite your print shop’s full potential.

Speaker times: 15H00 – 15H20



Entrance to the expo is free. Pre-register online and attend the expo, and you could win R1000 cash.

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