The first ever edition of Print4All, the new format born of the collaboration between ACIMGA, ARGI and Fiera Milano, which came to a close on 1 June and spotlighted the entire printing industry (converting, package printing, labelling, commercial and industrial printing) attracted a staggering 30,000 visitors from 87 countries.
When considering the floor area of the event and the density of visitors, Print4All obviously has the potential to grow to the status as a brand-new point of reference on the Italian market and an international event of significance.
Foreign operators in fact accounted for 21% of those in attendance, with Germany, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and France leading the way as strategic market outlets for printing and converting technologies, as illustrated by the export forecasts provided by ACIMGA (Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry) for the 2018-2021 four-year period, which place these countries in the top 20.
With the proposals of 429 companies across two pavilions (18 and 20 – Fiera Milano), Print4All has confirmed its role as a showcase for major technological innovation, as well as an opportunity for business networking to take stock of market developments, and a training academy to all intents and purposes, capable of organising interesting discussions for the operators and providing the latter with opportunities for professional development.
The Innovation Alliance
Print4All was part of The Innovation Alliance, the new format designed and implemented by a collaboration between Fiera Milano, the organisers and category associations, which saw five trade show events within the industrial machinery sector take place simultaneously: Ipack-Ima, Meat-Tech, Plast, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia.
150,110 individuals in attendance, including 105,770 buyers from different industrial machinery segments; with these numbers, the event sent a strong message to both the Italian and international production industries: combining events in a supply chain logic not only works, but acts as a multiplier of opportunities, thereby promoting the competitiveness of companies in an increasingly global market.