The first edition of Print4All, the new exhibition format born of the cooperation between Acimga, Argi and Fiera Milano, which from May 28th to June 1st showcased the whole converting, package printing, labelling, commercial and industrial printing production chain, was a full success.
Not just in terms of figures – which exceeded even the highest expectations – but also for climate and prospects, fundamental in assessing the results of a fair.
31 thousand unique visits - bound to rise once the official figures are released, which will include visits to halls 18 and 20 by those who accessed the exhibition grounds through the concurrent events of The Innovation Alliance - indicate a ratio of 2.2 visitors to square metre. This is an extraordinary result for instrumental mechanics (where the “golden rule” is 1/1), which rightfully places Print4All in the Olympus of international exhibitions.
The climate at the fair was excellent. The public showed interest from the first to the last day and companies were represented by top-level officials: in the last several years, rarely has such a high number of company owners and CEOs been present at the booths, busy talking to visitors and clients for so long; never have post-exhibition comments expressed such full, unanimous satisfaction with - and even surprise at – such a game-changing event, which had been in the air for some time, anticipated by preparatory events and an intensive communication campaign leading up to the fair, but even these could not foreshadow an event of such reach, quality and size.
“We have achieved the objective of creating a platform showcasing top-level technology for the entire print production chain - comments Aldo Peretti, president of ACIMGA -. Together with our partners, we stubbornly believed in our exhibition heritage and in developing it into a brand new format, fighting every opposition and difficulty with tooth and nail; eventually the facts proved us right. The results we obtained made our Italian entrepreneurs proud and earned us the admiration of foreign markets. And – adds Peretti – we know we can do even better: this debut edition shows Print4All is already mature for a single-level exhibition with no architectural barriers limiting the exposition and the flow of visitors. We know the direction we need to work in to grow even more: the results of the recently closed exhibition provide valuable insights we can capitalized on to plan the next Print4All 2021, set to be staged after drupa 2020, with even more ambitious goals”.