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High profile speakers confirmed for Print Show

Organisers of The Print Show have revealed the full list of speakers for this year’s seminar programme, with highlights including Q&A sessions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Chris Eubank and Gregg Wallace.

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Sessions will be split between the Business Seminar Theatre and a dedicated celebrity area

The speaker programme will run in line with the event’s main ethos of helping visitors access the tools and information they need to remain competitive in the modern print market.

All sessions on the programme will be focused around the key talking points in the UK print market, covering issues such as the development of digital print and the importance of operating a suitable business, as well as the opportunities for growth in the exciting 3D print market.

Sessions will be split between the Business Seminar Theatre, a key feature of the show for the past five years, and a dedicated celebrity area where the three famous faces will also meet with visitors for photographs and a free book signing session.

Visitors will hear from the leading voices in the print and related sectors about how they can improve their business and expand into new and profitable markets

“We’re delighted to have such a high calibre of speakers at the show this year,” event director Chris Davies said. “Visitors will hear from the leading voices in the print and related sectors about how they can improve their business and expand into new and profitable markets.

“Throw in that we have three special celebrity speakers this year to talk about their own achievements in life, and The Print Show 2019 is shaping up to be an inspirational event for all attendees.”

Diversified speaker programme

Day one kicks off in style with Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE taking to the stage to discuss his remarkable life story and many incredible achievements. Up next is Frazer Chesterman, the co-founder of the FM Future Consultancy and a former director at FESPA, to look at the future of digital print.

Maryam Qureshi of HP will then look at the opportunities in the 3D print market and how print-service-providers can access this exciting market, before Marcus Timson – also co-founder of the FM Future Consultancy – hosts a panel session on the importance of sustainability, with input from members such as Epson’s Phil McMullin and Brendan Perring of the IPIA.

Later on day one, Tara Pickles will look at JICMAIL, the media metric for mail, before Rachel Hembery of FSC UK discusses the benefits of the FSC system and how this can help print companies improve their green image.

On day two, Nick Devine, AKA The Print Coach, will look at selling print in the age of the internet, before returning later in the day to look at how to increase sales and margins in just 90 days.

Sandwiched in between The Print Coach – no pun intended – is the second of The Print Show’s celebrity speakers in celebrity chef and television personality Gregg Wallace. In this session, Wallace will speak about how he made his way from the Covent Garden Fruit and Veg Market to presenting Masterchef on the BBC.

We’re delighted to have such a high calibre of speakers at the show this year

Guy Martin from Epson UK will then look at the adoption of inkjet technology in the print industry, before a panel session examines the innovative new PVC Banner Recycling Scheme from Soyang Europe and Blue Castle Group.

For the final day, Tim Bond from the DMA will look at consumer engagement and how brands can use print to interact with customers, before boxing legend Chris Eubank takes to the stage to talk about some of his greatest achievements in the sporting world.

Next, Paul Holohan, founder and chief executive, Richmond Capital Partners, will lead an interesting session on mergers and acquisitions, before Marian Stefani, chief executive of the IPIA, ends the 2019 speaker programme with a session on how and why the print industry needs to educate and reach out to buyers.

To see the full list of sessions and speakers for The Print Show 2019, visit: https://www.theprintshow.co.uk/sessions-2019

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