Major Industry Players Confirm Ipex 2010 Attendance
David Preskett, European Marketing Director, Professional Solutions, Canon Europe, says: “We have already confirmed our attendance at IPEX 2010 and look forward to being part of another successful exhibition for the industry. IPEX allows us to maintain our presence and momentum on the world stage. Our recent focus was heavily centred on the solutions we provide to the industry and we will build on this further as we go forward.
In the middle of a busy drupa, Neil Sutton, MD of Komori UK, and Junya Shimada, President of Komori International Europe, took time out to commit to a 1200 sqm stand at Ipex 2010. “The strong international focus of Ipex makes it an important event for us,” said Mr Shimada. “The timing of the show fits perfectly into our development cycle, making it the ideal launch pad for our latest press technologies.”
Ronald Marien, Marketing Communications Director at Agfa Graphics comments: “drupa has come to an end so Ipex 2010 is that next important meeting place. We’re already looking forward to presenting our newest technologies in prepress and digital printing at the next Ipex exhibition. We expect Ipex 2010 to attract even more European and oversees visitors than before, making it the second largest meeting place for the industry after drupa.”
Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner at Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG explains that “some decision makers in the industry question the need for trade shows. However, at the great trade shows, our customers discover the unknown unknowns; they find our products before they know that they are looking for them. That is why we owe it to our customers to support important shows, and Ipex 2010 will be one of them.”
About IPEX 2010
Ipex is the largest English-speaking global technology event for print, publishing and media. The last event took place from 4-11 April 2006 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK and welcomed over 100,000 visitors over the course of the eight days. 40% of attendees came from overseas covering over 159 countries – more than any other Graphic Arts exhibition before. IIR Exhibitions acquired Ipex in 2006 from its previous owner, industry association Picon. IIR Exhibitions also owns Total Print! Expo incorporating Digital Print World, Northprint and Ipex South Asia.