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David Preskett

The Ipex organisers are delighted to announce that David Preskett has been appointed President of Ipex 2014. He will assume the role from the current President George Clarke when Ipex 2010 closes on 25th May.

David Preskett is the European Professional Print Director at Canon Europe and has worked more than 16 years in the graphic arts industry. Having joined Canon in 2005, David previously held senior UK, European and Global positions at Agfa’s pre-press and large format arenas.

Says Trevor Crawford, Ipex 2010 Event Director: “David has been an invaluable member of the Ipex 2010 Advisory Committee. We are delighted he has accepted the post and have no doubt that his considerable international industry, marketing and event experience will help us shape Ipex 2014.

Ipex 2010 is a landmark in the shape of international graphic arts exhibitions, in that it is the first time that the ‘digital footprint‘ has occupied the largest floorspace. While Ipex will continue to reflect the complete supply chain, David’s digital expertise will be of enormous help to us. “

Commenting on his appointment as Ipex 2014 President, David Preskett says, “I am particularly honoured to be the first ever Ipex president from the digital community, and look forward to canvassing the views of my colleagues who represent all sectors of the graphic arts industry so that we can assist the Ipex organisers in delivering an international world class event in 2014 that meets the needs of visitors and exhibitors alike. I see one of my key roles working with the team to continue to grow the international attendance figures particularly from Europe where we have the opportunity to further expand Ipex’s position as a ‘must attend‘ event.“

David has a MBA from Henley Management College and also a BSc. Hons in Chemistry from Exeter University. Married with three children – a son and two daughters – David lives in the south of England and counts running, cars and motorsport as hobbies.