The brand new Ipex 2010 Knowledge Centre has been greeted enthusiastically by a wide range of not-for-profit organisations around the world. Designed to heighten the visitor experience and maximise time at the event, the Knowledge Centre provides an easily accessible information hub where visitors can seek advice from trade association about memberships, pensions, industry accreditation, best industry practice as well as educational matters.
Says Trevor Crawford, Event Director for Ipex 2010: “The reaction to the Knowledge Centre has been extremely positive and we’re delighted with the calibre of names that have signed up to exhibit. The features and initiatives at Ipex have become one of Ipex’s cornerstones that offer opportunities for learning and finding cost-reducing and profit-making answers. Nowhere else can you as easily investigate and compare, review and analyse business issues to gain that all important competitive edge.”
He continues: “All Knowledge Centre partners will receive a small exhibition pod which is fully equipped with furniture and electrics. All they need to provide is someone to look after visitors and bring their own display material. There’re only a handful of pods left so we would urge other not-for-profit organisations that are interested in exhibiting to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Leading trade bodies already confirmed on the floor plan include: the Asian Flexographic Technical Association; the Forest Stewardship Counsel (FSC); the Ghent Workgroup; the Independent Print Industries Associations (IPIA); the International Print Purchasing Standards Association (iPPSA); the London College of Communication; the National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM); the Printers Charitable Corporation; PrintIT!; Printing Industries Association of Australia; the Printing Industry Pension Scheme (PIPS); Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC); National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM); the Welsh Centre of Printing & Coating.
Andrew Bartlett, Chairman of the iPPSA comments: “The Ipex 2010 Knowledge Centre is a great new idea and will be the ideal route for us to reach a wider international audience. People, information and knowledge are companies’ most valuable assets and the key to their future prosperity. The Knowledge Centre provides the perfect platform to learn about better practices and new ways to do business. Everyone is looking to boost their business and this area should stimulate minds and positive change.”
Attached to the feature will be a seminar theatre in which participating organisations can book presentation slots via a centralised booking system. These sessions will last 30 minutes and are free-of-charge for visitors to attend. The Ipex organisers will promote the Knowledge Centre feature, including the presentations globally in the run up to the event as well as during each day at the show. Check out the latest programme at www.ipex.org/knowledge