- May 11, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, UK | Ipex 2010, slated for May 18—25 at the NEC exhibition center, has reached almost full capacity with more than 75 new international suppliers signing up to exhibit in the last couple of months, adding a total of 1,300 sq m to the overall floor plan. The latest companies to confirm their attendance include Adobe, Brandtjen & Kluge, Grafitek International, Timsons, Impression Technology, XMPIE, Tarrant Machines, ROI Distribution, Rotatek and Rotometrics and Technique MIS. For the first time, there will also be a Taiwanese Pavilion, including the following companies: Chens Asia, Chenchin Ironworks, Li Sheng, Yii-Lee, TAMI, Unisuntop.
Located in Hall 9, the Ipex 2010 organizers have also reignited the successful Springboard feature, following enquiries from smaller firms. The Springboard feature offers a low-cost option for small innovative companies who want to exhibit for the first time and who previously found the cost of exhibiting to be prohibitive. Launched in 2006, the spur to attract small firms had come from visitors.
Says Trevor Crawford, Ipex 2010 event director: "This last minute influx of international additions to the floor plan suggests a new tide of industry optimism and demonstrates the importance that these exhibitors place on Ipex as the major global ideas and buying event in 2010. We're delighted with the event's progress and development. Ipex is a truly international show, featuring over 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries, providing visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to see the current and future shape of our industry and plan their investment decisions accordingly. Visitors can expect to see major technology advances with exhibiting companies committed to demonstrating working machinery on the show floor."
This year's show will launch of a number of innovative new hardware, software, and consumables, spanning the pre-press, printing and finishing spectrum. A comprehensive list of new product launches at Ipex can be found on the Ipex website.
"Historically, Ipex is the arena in which printing industry suppliers unveil new products and technologies to the marketplace, reinforcing both the ever-increasing pace of technological advances and Ipex's important standing within the global exhibition calendar", continues Trevor Crawford.
Visitors from over 150 countries have pre-registered to date, with 21% from Europe, 9% from Asia, and 10% from Middle East and Africa. Pre-registration for all those wishing to attend Ipex 2010 is now available via www.ipex.org/register and will result in free entry and a £30 saving off the entrance fee, access to exclusive pre-show news and highlights as well as free fast-track entry to the show.