Francois Martin – To headline IPEX’s ‘Print in Action’ conference programme

UK • Taking place from 31 October to 3 November 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, IPEX 2017 will be a showcase of innovation, technology and print in action, covering a range of applications including printing, software, digital, and finishing. Registration is open and IPEX is free to attend, visitors are advised to register early to avoid the queues and take advantage of travel discounts and event updates.

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Francois Martin will headline the next IPEX conference in Birmingham 31 October to 3 November 2017 (Source, IPEX)

IPEX 2017’s vision for an inclusive, visionary content programme launches today with the announcement of its Print In Action conference schedule and the first of its trio of keynote speakers.

Francois Martin is the former global marketing head for HP’s Graphic Solutions Business and is now a senior graphics industry consultant and digital print evangelist. Having spent 12 years identifying opportunities for digital transformation, Francois’s keynote session at 14:00 on 31st October will address the industry’s technology roadmap, focusing on the evolution from ‘product and service’ company strategy to networks and platforms. He will explore new business models and propose a clear roadmap for both print service providers and the market as a whole.

The conference schedule is full of experts from the industry. Each day’s programme will be punctuated by three performances resulting from IPEX’s pioneering collaboration with the London College of Fashion (part of the University of the Arts, London) and panel discussions about its origins, results and findings.

The Print In Action conference programme will run on the Centre Stage and is co-presented by Karis Copp, respected industry journalist and former online editor of SignLink and Print Monthly magazines. The eleven sessions all follow the style ‘Print In…’, reflecting the embedded nature of the print process and its intrinsic importance to the indicated areas. During each session three speakers will present before joining a panel.

The latest IPEX 2017 conference programme can be found at www.ipex.org/programme. The programme will continue to be updated over the next few weeks.

With a heritage dating back to the 1880s, IPEX is the UK’s only truly international print exhibition, attracting exhibitors and visitors from Europe, the Commonwealth and beyond.

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