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InPrint is the exhibition for industrial print technology. This event is the only show exclusively designed for this emerging and highly promising sector of the print industry – a key marketplace for state of the art functional and decorative printing in industrial production, including speciality, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D technologies. Taking place 15-17 November, InPrint 2016 will feature some 150 exhibiting companies at Mico, Milan, Italy, perfectly positioned for visitors across the globe.
InPrint is epitomised by offering high level expertise and unique, cutting edge technology, product launches and showcases from leading brands in the field of industrial print solutions. The show addresses specialists looking for customised, co-operatively designed system solutions to generate new possibilities and revenue in industrial print production.
InPrint 2016 will build upon the considerable success of the first two editions of the show which took place in Hannover in 2014 and Munich in 2015. The InPrint 2015 Show in Munich attracted some 3,400 visitors from 68 countries who came to the Munich Trade Fair Centre to learn about cutting-edge technology, components and services for speciality, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D. Three fields of application; functional, decorative and packaging printing were at the centre of interest throughout the show. In line with the exhibition’s target, the programme of over 60 conference sessions, taking place on the show floor, also gathered crowds of visitors.
During InPrint 2015, 150 companies from 16 countries showcased their products and services on 5,500 net square metres in hall A6. Compared to the InPrint premiere show in 2014, the number of exhibitors and visitors, as well as the total net exhibition space have grown by one third.
56% of visitors were German with 44% of visitors coming from outside pointing towards a growing international profile to the show. Looking at the nationalities of the visitors, Germany, Italy, Austria, Great Britain, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, the USA and Japan are leading the list of 65 countries.
At the same time, the majority of the companies who exhibited at the show, 54%, are located abroad. Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland were best represented among the exhibiting countries at the show.
Once more, there were a considerable proportion of decision makers among the visitors who came from various manufacturing industries, from the industrial printing sector and from traditional printing companies. The majority came from Executive Management or from Research & Development. Other job functions were Sales/Marketing/Public Relations; Operations; Purchasing/Procurement/Contract Buyers as well as Education & Training. Of those visitors working in manufacturing industries, most came from mechanical engineering, followed by plastics, electronics, automotive as well as additive manufacturing and 3D. The visitors from the printing sector work mainly in the segments digital print, inkjet and screen.
Sixty-five per cent of the visitors named functional print as their main area of interest at InPrint 2015. More than half of all visitors were additionally interested in decorative printing and more than one third in packaging printing as well as in additive manufacturing and 3D. Most visitors chose to visit InPrint in order to find out about printing machines and systems.
InPrint Show’s vision is to lead the future of industrial printing. Dedicated to connecting state of the art print technologies to the manufacturing sector – our headline objective is to create a highly successful event that provides exciting business opportunities for evolving and transforming print technologies. Our mission is to profile innovation, bringing together technical expertise and advanced technology to solve problems, creating value and transforming industrial production.
Why do we do this? To create an awareness of the potential of industrial print technologies by informing, discussing, debating and educating the manufacturing community on the issues and developments of industrial print technologies.
Prior to launching FM Brooks, Frazer Chesterman was Managing Director for the FESPA Exhibitions Group of shows in the wide format sector. As the leader behind the stunning growth of the event portfolio throughout the world, in 2011, he decided to leave FESPA to launch new shows into new markets.
InPrint 2014 was a tremendous launch show and InPrint 2015 built further on this success. InPrint 2016 has been enthusiastically supported by the industry and is expected to enrich and grow the InPrint industrial print community further.
Frazer is an inspirational and entertaining speaker who regularly presents at events around the world. He also regularly writes interesting and informative articles on the growth of industrial print and innovation.
Marcus Timson has been a member of the exhibition industry since 1999. In 2006 he joined the strategic leadership team at FESPA and became Sales & Marketing Director and was responsible for building the FESPA Brand globally as well as launching new shows into new regions.
A passionate advocate of both innovation and communication, Marcus regularly writes and presents about innovation, industrial printing and marketing.
In 2011, FM Brooks was formed. Now part of the Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, in 2012 InPrint: The Industrial Print Show was launched. Uniquely focused upon industrial print technologies, following the highly successful second edition, InPrint is now firmly established as the globally leading event for industrial print technology.
FM Brooks is part of the Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, a privately-owned and independent show organiser. The company owns and organises leading international trade fairs and 'business to business' exhibitions around the world in specialised industry sectors. The organisations portfolio of events covers specialised technology areas including sheet metal working, airport technology, rail technology, traffic management, construction, tunnelling, water technology, fastening and fixing technology, corrugated and carton manufacturing, paper, film and foil converting, printing and packaging.
“InPrint has been an exciting show, we meet new people that we have never met before – many people who are looking for innovation, different faces, a lot of new ideas and a lot of good discussions.”
Ronen Zioni, HP
“InPrint 2015 has been the perfect opportunity to present Ricoh’s proposition to a new and exciting group of customers.”
Graham Kennedy, Ricoh