Canon Europe Withdrawing from Ipex 2014; Informa Exhibitions Responds to Withdrawal
LONDON—March 7, 2013—Patrick Chapuis, head of Production Printing Group, Canon Europe, released the following statement today regarding Canon Europe’s withdrawal from the Ipex 2014 show:
“After careful consideration of our position, Canon Europe is announcing its withdrawal from Ipex 2014.
“This has not been an easy decision to make as we have previously had two successful shows at Ipex. However, just as we have encouraged our customers to ‘see the bigger picture’, we have had to look at our own bigger picture. This has involved a continuous assessment of the ways in which we communicate with our customers.
“We remain fully committed to our customers and to the printing industry as a whole, so with Canon and Océ solutions now addressing all segments of the market, we need to adopt the strategy that will most benefit our customers and indeed their customers.
“Therefore, while we will continue to consider future European industry events and their fit with our business and marketing plans, we will also continue to invest in our extensive network of showroom facilities and in a series of customer focused events across the region.”