Countdown to the Ipex 2010 Exhibition - 100 Days to Go
Some exhibitors have increased the size of their stands. In particular, Konica Minolta has increased its footprint by 400%, Océ by 110%; Canon by 100%; Pitney Bowes by 65%; Fuji by 55% and Ultrachem by 15%. HP, who has increased its footprint by 50% to 2,870m2 and will be the largest stand holder at Ipex 2010, followed by Heidelberg with 2,448 square metres and Xerox with 1980 square metres.
Almost 40% of floorspace will be dedicated to pre-press and digital solutions suppliers, whilst press manufacturers and post-press companies will occupy around 34% and 26% of the exhibition respectively.
Over a third of the exhibitor base has never participated at the event, demonstrating how Ipex continues to evolve and attract new companies and reflecting the status of Ipex as an international launch pad to the graphic arts industry. The majority of these companies can be found in the digital and pre-press areas. For example, printing solutions provider Ricoh will be a prime stand holder for the first time, occupying an impressive 1,400sqm stand.
The Ipex organisers have also confirmed that international pre-registration is well under way and visitors from over 100 countries have already signed up.
For the first time, Ipex 2010 will be held in 11 adjoining halls to provide easier navigation. The new ‘horseshoe’ footprint, occupying the newer halls around the Atrium which is accessible via one main approach into the Atrium provides a logical layout for visitors by mirroring the print production workflow from Creation & Design/Pre-Press and Digital Solutions (7; 9 – 12); Output/Presses (6– 8; 20); Post-press Systems & Finishing Equipment (18 – 19) as well as Packaging & Converting (17-20).
Visitors with an interest in used printing machinery should include a visit to UPEX (Hall 17) where they can find over 60 specialist dealers keen to buy and sell all kind of used printing, finishing and ancillary equipment.