Asia Print Expo Aims To Inspire Visitors

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Asia Print Expo aims to inspire and encourage.
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Asia Print Expo visitors looking to expand their knowledge or investigate new revenue streams for their businesses can access free educational and interactive show features, reflecting the latest industry trends and market intelligence.

Over the course of three days, Asia Print Expo 2019 will provide print service providers (PSPs) and sign makers a valuable opportunity to discover the latest products and technologies from leading players in the speciality print market with more than 50 companies exhibiting.

Asia Print Expo takes place from 21 to 23 February 2019 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand. For visitors looking to expand their knowledge or investigate new revenue streams for their businesses, there will be free educational and interactive show features, reflecting the latest industry trends and market intelligence.

World Wrap Masters Asia

The best wrappers from around the world will showcase their skills, wrapping vehicles such as Honda City cars and other items including Denken helmets, using vinyl from event partner HEXIS to compete to win the title of World Wrap Master Asia 2019.

World Wrap Masters Asia is one of the main highlights at the event, illustrating how vehicle decoration can be an effective tool in the marketing mix. The contest is still open for entries and the winner, announced on the 23 February, will proceed to the World Wrap Masters Final at FESPA Global Print Expo in Munich, Germany (14-17 May 2019), competing against regional winners from FESPA events in Brazil, Eurasia, Africa, Munich and Mexico.

Visitors to the World Wrap Masters Asia will also have the opportunity to network with professional wrap experts, as well as discuss the technical aspects of wrapping.

Print Make Wear Asia

Focused exclusively on fashion textiles, garments and printed accessories, Print Make Wear Asia will take the form of a live production environment highlighting every step in the screen and digital print production process, from initial design to finished product.

Addressing the rising interest in garment production and printing, Print Make Wear Asia will showcase end-to-end workflows consistent with a real garment production environment. With a focus on sustainability and speciality screen printing, partner VASTEX will showcase the latest in manual screen printing presses and drying, together with Easyway Systems, which will demonstrate screen printing reclamation equipment. Visitors to the feature have the opportunity to engage directly with experts to exchange experiences and share knowledge in the interests of a more sustainable fashion value chain, as well as attend practical workshops on current screen printing techniques.

Conference programme

Visitors will be able to attend a diverse range of seminars covering screen, digital and textile printing, as well as environmental issues and sustainability, running every day from 11am.

A daily keynote address from local marketing experts will also take place, including a presentation from CEO and Founder of STEPS Academy, Nuttawee Tantisajjatham on the first day of the exhibition. Tantisajjatham, Thailand’s leading digital marketing speaker, trainer and consultant for several major global brands, will be discussing social media and digital marketing trends. Alongside this keynote, there will also be dedicated seminars for start-up businesses offering advice on how PSPs can grow their businesses utilising print technologies and identify opportunities within the market.

For attendees wanting to understand more about the technology innovations on show at Asia Print Expo, there will also be a number of technical seminars throughout the duration of the event. To see the full conference programme, please visit: www.asiaprintexpo.com/conference.

Roz Guarnori, exhibitions director at FESPA commented, ‘We have several interactive features for visitors attending this year’s Asia Print Expo with the aim to inspire PSPs and encourage them to think about how they can diversify their business. With these exhibition features, attendees can look beyond print technology and see wider business growth opportunities.’

Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for 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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