Printing SA Central Chamber held their annual gala dinner at the Thabo Eco Hotel in the beautiful setting of the Klipriversberg Nature Reserve on the 6th of August. Over 300 guests were treated to a carnival of colour, with less talk and more fun. The group from Renform put in a lot of effort with their CMYK outfits and were the audience’s favourite, with Screenline a close second.
Teresa Adinolfi, Chairman of the Printing SA Central Chamber, spoke of the training successes that Printing SA has had in assisting employees with successful learnerships; the 35 students and six managers who have graduated through the Wits Management Course set up by Printing SA as well as the 100 students who enrolled for the supervisory course. The Central Chamber has identified projects and initiatives to assist members and their 4777 employees. Adinolfi wished everyone success and growth.
Steve Thobela, CEO of Printing SA, spoke about three pillars of Printing SA, which include strategic planning, training and marketing. He did not shy away from declining member numbers, instead he encouraged all present to be a part of the solution and tell the industry what Printing SA is doing. The college is up and running at the new Printing SA premises in Midrand with a busy training programme. Thobela also asked the industry to embrace National Print Day on 14 October this year to promote print to a wider audience.