The Asia Print Expo 2019 conference programme is free to attend for all visitors to the exhibition and will run every day. Simultaneous translation in Thai and English will be available for every seminar presented by both local and international speakers. The expo will be held from 21-23 February in Bangkok, Thailand.
Each day will offer a mix of seminars covering screen, digital and textile printing as well as environmental issues and sustainability. Graeme Richardson-Locke, technical support manager at FESPA, will present a daily seminar on colour management, which will look at the main benefits of implementing an ICC based colour managed workflow, where to begin with colour management and ISO standards and the road to certification.
Daily FESPA Print Census sessions will be hosted by Sean Holt, executive director at FESPA. In this seminar, Holt will share the outcomes of the 2018 FESPA Print Census, looking in particular at the issues and trends shaping the print industry. Holt will also look ahead to the next Print Census, exploring how and why the research forms the backbone of strategic business planning and helps printers to spot emerging trends to help them grow their business.
Dmitry Sarbaev, managing director at Fluxmall DTG Vietnam will host a session on how to start a successful direct-to-garment printing (DTG) business, where he will look at the essential questions print service providers (PSPs) need to ask when developing a business plan. The session will provide attendees with the best available tools and valuable insights to ensure success in their DTG businesses.
Keith Ferrell, general manager at Cactus Imaging, one of Australasia’s leading speciality print businesses, will host a seminar on diversification in the printing business, where he will look at the emerging trends in the industry to help PSPs diversify their businesses, based on his own experience at Cactus Imaging.
Additional sessions during the week will cover signage and the corrugated industry in Southeast Asia, as well as business-focused seminars and workshops. Roz Guarnori, exhibitions director at FESPA commented, ‘Our conferences are an important part of any FESPA event. The seminars at our past events in Asia have proven extremely popular with the regional audience of printers and sign-makers, who are continually looking to increase their technical and commercial knowledge. With seminars presented by both local and international speakers, visitors will get a feel for both local and global trends in the industry.’
Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for the wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The event is taking place from 11-13 September 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
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