IPEX 2002 -- Set to Spring Up
One final special feature of the event worth noting is Converflex @ IPEX 2002, a display area that will focus on converting and flexo technologies. Located in Hall 19, it will be supported by ACIMGA, the Italian trade association.
According to show organizers, the IPEX Website (www.ipex.org) is intended be the primary resource for visitors and exhibitors alike. Along with online registration and event information, it can provide assistance in planning a trip to Birmingham. The site highlights the best ways to travel, where to stay and how to book accommodations. Four new hotels, two of which are on the NEC site, will have been completed by April.
To make the most of their leisure time, the IPEX Website also offers showgoers a comprehensive guide to the city of Birmingham and the surrounding area, including tips on where to eat and what to do and see in the region. Additional tourism resources can be found on the city's Website, www.birmingham.org.uk.
IPEX Pre-Registration Available
Spring will soon be here, so now is a good time to pre-register for IPEX 2002, held April 9 to 17 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.
Nearly 2,000 suppliers and manufacturers are scheduled to exhibit at the show, and a comprehensive pre-registration system has been set to ease the admission burden due to the anticipated high attendance figures. Attendees can also save money by signing on early; the price of a pre-registration ticket for the full nine days is £15, roughly $21, as opposed to £25, or $35, purchased at the gate.
"The benefits of pre-registering are clear," notes Ashley Whitworth, marketing director of IPEX 2002. "All pre-registered visitors gain fast-track entry to the exhibition halls, receive a free pre-show planner, a VIP passport to Birmingham with discounts to many bars/restaurants, regular e-mail updates during the buildup to the show, and an obvious cost savings of up to 40 percent."