IIR Print Group, the organisers of Ipex, the largest English-speaking global technology event for print, publishing and media has launched Ipex World [www.ipex.org], an easy to use online networking and resource portal dedicated to print professionals worldwide.
Ipex World is built on the huge amount of information generated by the Ipex exhibition; a database of currently over 1,000 industry suppliers, which is expected to increase rapidly over the coming months; as well as an established community of over 200,000 professionals worldwide. As such, it is fast becoming a trusted information hub, providing the print community with a global platform to build international business relationships.
The website provides users with a number of useful features, such as videos, latest products and industry developments, articles, white papers, press releases, presentations, an international digital events calendar as well as photos. Industry suppliers will also be able to source global agents and distributors suitable to their business requirements via Ipex Connect.
Nick Craig Waller, Ipex World Marketing Director, says: "Every four years, Ipex provides a powerful platform for the global print industry to network, buy and build business relationships. Following on from the success of Ipex 2010, we wanted to extend that value online between Ipex years to provide a powerful year-round directory, lead generator and valuable information hub to connect the global print community.
"The Ipex 2010 website generated remarkable user statistics pre-and post-event, so naturally we felt it was our responsibility to keep that momentum alive. We've already received very positive feedback from the industry with a number of suppliers, global associations, industry experts and publishing houses already committed to providing engaging content to the website as well as valuable market information and discussion forums."
Printers using the website can create their own profile to connect with other print professionals around the globe via the 'Printer2Printer' peer networking facility.
This will enable them to discuss ideas and questions, share experiences, best practices and gain important industry knowledge and feedback.
"With a comprehensive global marketing campaign for Ipex World under way, we are confident that Ipex World will become a strong and important link to provide suppliers with a platform to maintain ongoing relationships with visitors during non-Ipex years. We look forward to welcoming users to the website over the coming months," concludes Nick Craig Waller.