Sustainability, industry trends at Asia Print Expo

10 Dec '18
3 min read
Courtesy: FESPA
Courtesy: FESPA

Important areas such as environment, sustainability, current and future industry trends, colour management, and screen, digital and textile printing will be discussed in various seminars at Asia Print Expo 2019 which is to be held during February 21-23, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference programme and names of speakers have been confirmed.

The conference programme is free to attend for all visitors to the exhibition. Simultaneous translation in Thai and English will be available for every seminar presented by both local and international speakers.

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 what are 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.

Visitors interested in current and future industry trends should attend the daily FESPA Print Census sessions 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. Sean 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.

On February 22, 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.

Also on the same day, Keith Ferrell, general manager at Cactus Imaging, one of Australasia’s leading specialty print businesses, will host a seminar on diversification in the printing business, where Ferrell will look at the emerging trends in the industry to help PSPs diversify their businesses, based on his own experience at Cactus Imaging.

Other 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, comments: “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.” (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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