In line with the strategic aim to 'Lead the Future of Industrial Print', InPrint organisers, FM Brooks, have announced the launch of InPrint 2016 which will take place in Milan, Italy, 9th-11th November 2016 at MiCo, located close to Milan city centre.
The launch of InPrint in Milan, exactly a year after the second edition of InPrint in Germany, is in direct response to demand from the market for a dedicated forum for Industrial print technology in Italy.
Industrial print is forecast to grow following the highly successful launch of the InPrint Show in Germany in 2014. Set to achieve a further 50% growth in Munich for 10-12 November 2015, the launch of InPrint 2016 in Italy signals increased confidence in the future expansion of the industrial print technology sector.
In November 2014, InPrint Show organisers ran a dedicated development group meeting in Italy with over 20 key exhibitor companies as part of a program to drive forward industrial print development across Europe. Within this meeting, enthusiastic support for the concept of an industrial print show in Italy was realised. Representatives from Reggiani, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Kuei, JetSet, J-Teck3, Mimaki, INX Digital, Sensient and others agreed that the launch of InPrint in Italy would be a tremendous showcase for industrial print as well as a logical addition to the InPrint Show in Germany.
"Italy is both a major manufacturing centre and a leader in digital textile, ceramic, wood, packaging, and other manufacturing sectors. All members of the development group were very positive about the idea so it was a logical decision to launch InPrint in Italy. There is no doubt that this innovative region will benefit from hosting the InPrint Show as it will create new potential by connecting elements of the industrial print supply chain who are likely to have never met before," says Marcus Timson, Co-Director, InPrint Show.
Mimaki, a leading supporter of the InPrint Show launch in Germany, also believes that the show in Italy is a positive development. Mike Horsten, General Manager EMEA, Mimaki explains: “Having been part of development group for the hugely successful launch of InPrint 2014 I am absolutely convinced that the launch of InPrint into Milan in November in 2016 is a very positive and exciting move. The Italian marketplace is a leader for decorative industrial printing and we believe that an Italian version of InPrint will help to push forward industrial printing by connecting new markets and creating new possibilities.”
A leader in design and decor
Frazer Chesterman, Co-Director continues: “We are very proud to be launching running the third edition of InPrint in Italy as this country is a world leader in design and decoration. This show enables us to focus upon developments in key sectors such as digital textile printing for apparel, interiors and technical textile as well as surface imaging onto home decor and furnishing applications such as wood, plastics, ceramics, glass, metal, packaging and other functional applications.”
A showcase of industrial innovation
Lombardy itself is a major centre for innovation in industrial technology, chemistry and manufacturing with established clusters of specialist expertise in Bergamo, Como and Brescia. Milan is the accepted business capital and the most popular international event destination in Italy. The region has a distinguished reputation for leadership in design and engineering meaning that InPrint 2016 will have a unique focus and format making it a distinct but complimentary show to InPrint in Germany.
InPrint 2015 in 10-12 November in Munich, Germany, already features over 100 of the largest and most famous names in print technology, including 40 new exhibiting companies endorsing the InPrint brand as the leader in the exciting field of industrial print technology.