Sign Africa And FESPA Africa Expo Returns For Fifth Year At Gallagher Convention Centre

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Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo return for fifth year at Gallagher Convention Centre.
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Africa’s largest dedicated signage and print exhibition, the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa expo, returns for the fifth year at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, between the 12-14 September 2018.

Co-located with Africa LED and Africa Print, you can connect with over 6,000 industry professionals all coming together to view the latest developments in technology, equipment, solutions and software.

The event, founded in 2005, is ideal for those looking to invest in new technology and business opportunities, showcasing cutting-edge technology, such as: all aspects of wide format digital printing, garment decoration, screen printing and signage.

Printers looking to diversify into wide format printing, signage and graphics and vehicle wrapping will be spoilt for choice with many exhibitors catering to these markets and industry experts available to share extensive knowledge.

Hall 1 will feature a dedicated Textile Print Expo, showcasing all disciplines of print, including screen printing, transfer printing, sublimation, direct digital printing and more. Printers in Africa are increasingly seeing textile printing as a new revenue stream. The advancements in ink and machine technology and wider availability of reliable printers has made this area a very attractive business opportunity.

There will be a range of activities during the event, including:

Speed Wrap Challenge

The Speed Wrap is a national, live wrapping competition. The event is brought to you by platinum sponsor Roland, vinyl sponsors Grafiwrap (distributed by Maizey Plastics), Hexis (distributed by Falcon) and expo sponsors FESPA Africa and Sign Africa. The Speed Wrap challenge will take place on all three days of the expo. The first round will be at 10am. The final round will take place on Friday 14 September. Enter your best wrapper!

Textile Experience

Visit this hands-on workshop where printers can learn different techniques all taught by Charlie Taublieb, who has been in the screen printing industry since 1976, and heads up Taublieb Consulting in Greenwood Village, Colorado, a company specialising in technical screen printing consulting for textile printers. This takes place from 12-14 September, in hall 1 on the Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies stand.

T-Shirt and Bag Printing Workshop

Free demonstrations by local experts on T-shirts and bags with speciality printing techniques, direct to transfer and screen printing. Pop into hall 1 during the three expo days to get tips and tricks and ask our local experts questions.

Business Opportunities In Print & Signage

Business opportunities will be showcased on various exhibitor stands. Opportunities for start-ups or those looking to grow their businesses will be showcased in daily 30 minute sessions on the hour. A range of topics relating to all aspects of the digital printing, signage, vehicle wrapping and wide format industry will be covered.

Advanced CorelDRAW workshop

Book your seat for the industry focused Advanced CorelDRAW workshop, covering topics for signage, screen printing, wide format print, engraving and more.

Enter The Midcomp/Direct Color Systems T-Shirt Design Competition

Designers are invited to post their ‘Where T-Shirt Printing Takes Off’ themed T-shirt on the FESPA Africa and Sign Africa Facebook pages.

Captions should include the hashtag ‘#FESPAAfrica’/ ‘#SignAfricaExpo’, and ‘Where T-Shirt Printing Takes Off’ tagline.

Entries close on 10 September 2018. Email the posted design to Thapy@practicalpublishing.co.za

Printing SA Conference

The 5th annual Printing SA Conference takes place 14 September, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. As a delegate, you’ll leave armed with greater insights and an appreciation of the latest industry trends. SAIP members qualify for a 25% discount and will earn 2 CPD points for attending each topic (8 CPD points can be earned in total). Printing SA members qualify for 10% discount. If a member of both, the highest discount of 25% applies. For more information click here.

Printing SA Gala Dinner

The Printing SA Gala Dinner will be hosted during the the Africa Print Expo, on the evening of Wednesday 12 September in The Ballroom at Gallagher Convention Centre, 18:30 for 19:00. This year’s event will take attendees back in time with a 1920s New York theme, a period when news was delivered and devoured through 2000 dailies. RSVP to: https://printingsa.org/2018-gala-dinner/

Online registrations are open. To register free of charge, and for more information, visit: www.signafricaexpo.com or www.fespaafrica.com.

 

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