Major Industry Players Confirm Ipex 2010 Attendance
BIRMINGHAM, UK—July 2, 2008—Following the official launch of Ipex 2010 at the highly successful Stars in Print reception at Drupa 2008, which was attended by over 90 of the industry’s senior management, the Ipex 2010 organizers are thrilled to announce that they have sold out its pre-media and digital solutions halls 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Major exhibitors in these halls include HP, Kodak, Ricoh, Agfa Graphics, Epson, Canon, Screen, Xeikon, Konica Minolta, Canon, Fuji and many others, some of which have significantly increased the size of their stands. In particular, Konica Minolta has increased its footprint by 400%; Canon by 91%, Fuji by 53% and HP by 40%. Other exhibitors that have increased their stand size include Apex/Ryobi, GAE/Litho Supplies, Kolbus, Ferag, Morgana, Ultrachem and Buhrs amongst others.
Ipex 2010 Event Director Trevor Crawford says: “With almost two years to go until Ipex 2010, floor space sales are ahead of schedule with 25 of the top 40 major exhibitors increasing their collective footprints by 35% compared to 2006. Ipex 2010 is on course to sell out in record time.
“In addition, the industry has been extremely upbeat about the introduction of our new improved footprint which provides a logical layout for visitors by mirroring the print production workflow, the new, later dates for Ipex: 18th – 25th May 2010 as well as the launch of our Champions in Print Awards to acknowledge those who have shaped and influenced our industry. Following the outstanding success of Ipex 2006 which attracted a record 40% of international visitors from 159 countries, Ipex is considered to be a truly international event which provides an important global platform for companies involved in the graphic arts industry.”
Following a successful drupa, many of the leading industry players have openly supported Ipex 2010. Keith Dalton, Fujifilm Graphic Systems’ UK Director says: “The great success of drupa 2008 shows exactly how valuable exhibitions still are and Ipex 2010 will be no different. It will provide the perfect viewing platform for customers to survey the whole market first-hand, with all products, technologies and innovations under one huge roof. There will be no better opportunity for printers looking to secure a future of success.”