The organisers of the inaugural Digital Print UK exhibition have decided not to run the event in 2013. The decision has been taken after feedback from a number of suppliers in the industry.
Rudi Blackett, Event Director, explains ‘’Our intention for Digital Print UK was always to make the exhibition a successful buying and lead generation event similar to Sign & Digital UK, but unfortunately in the current climate a number of major suppliers in commercial digital print have decided to concentrate their focus and budgets on other routes to market at this time. This is borne out by some of the leading companies in the industry deciding not to exhibit at print events. This is particularly disappointing as we had a broad spectrum of exhibitors confirmed for the exhibition. We will continue to monitor the market in the future to see if the opportunity arises to run an event for that market sector. In the meantime we will be focusing on our growing portfolio of events in the market sectors we currently serve.’’
An important date for the industry in 2013 will be Sign & Digital UK, the UK’s highly successful wide format and sign making exhibition, which will run from the 30th April to 2nd May 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. Manufacturers and suppliers from all sectors of the industry are confirmed including Hewlett‐Packard, Roland DG, Hybrid Services/Mimaki, Epson and Agfa Graphics, with a number of these also choosing to increase their stand presence at the event.