Power gets personal once more

Going live: the last in-person event was in 2019
Going live: the last in-person event was in 2019

Now in its 12th year, the event, organised by Two Sides and the BPIF in partnership with Canon and Fedrigoni, is intended to reinforce an understanding of the relevance and future of print among business leaders. It attracts 200 leaders from the print, paper, publishing, packaging and media industries.

Organisers say it offers a thought-provoking  seminar programme, focused on innovative ideas, and is a must-attend event. The seminar is  followed by an evening drinks reception and dinner. 

“We can’t wait for this year’s Two Sides Power of Print Seminar,” says Jonathan Tame, managing director of Two Sides Europe. “We will have 10 experts in print, packaging and sustainability explain the value and opportunities for print in a multi-media landscape, alongside a well-known figure from the media world as the after-dinner speaker.”

As with so many conferences and seminars, Covid forced the event online for two years. Research carried out by organisers found there was an overwhelming preference among attendees for an in-person event. Tame says: “After two years of online webinars we feel the industry needs these in-person learning and inspiring events. It gives business leaders time to get out of their business and focus their thoughts on innovation and the future. 

“All the feedback we have received in the past, is that an in-person event is really important.”

While the bulk of the industry intelligence on offer will be via the seminar programme, Tame adds that the three-course dinner on offer in the evening is well worth attending as well. He says: “This is a great opportunity to network with senior leaders in our industry in a relaxed and historic surrounding. Guests will also hear from Ian MacGregor, from The Telegraph, our after-dinner speaker, who will give some insight to the changing world of newspaper publishing.” 


Power of Print 2022

When 1 November

Times Session 1: 09:45-12:45; Session 2: 14:00-17:00

Prices Seminar and dinner: £299 Seminar only: £199 Dinner only: £149

For more information powerofprint.info

The bulk of the seminar content has now been finalised. Back by popular demand, is economist, Andrea Boltho who will present his expert opinion on the global and European outlook, particularly with regard to the possibility of economic stagnation or recession. Ben Briggs, managing partner at media agency Join the Dots, looks at the reshaped marketing landscape in the post-pandemic world. Under the headline ‘Driving the vision for mail’s future’, Amanda Griffiths at Royal Mail Marketreach, will set out to explore a wide and exciting world of possibilities for mail as a critical partner in a digitally led media world. Climate change is clearly one of the most important challenges we face today. Rowena Humby, CEO of data & insights agency Starcount, will set out how new legislation slated for 2023, regarding digital advertising, will present a huge opportunity for mail to win back media spend with advertisers.

Sustainability remains a key focus for the industry, as reflected in the seminar programme. Mark Maslin, professor of climatology at University College London and director of Rezatec, will explain the fundamental facts and explain how businesses can respond to this challenge and the new opportunities to help save our planet. Laurel Miller, creative director at sustainable packaging design specialist AM Associates, will explore the value of design in solving the environmental challenge, highlight the problems surrounding recycling and reusable packaging and demonstrate how to use materials to their best advantage. Additionally, Jori Ringman, director general of the Confederation of European Paper Industries, will present key facts of the state of Europe’s forest, how the stakeholders would like to manage forests and what the European paper industry is doing.  

Vision 350

Stationers’ Hall has been revamped and now boasts extended conference facilities, modern meeting rooms, state-of-the-art environmental management systems and new catering facilities. Various materials such as alcoves, doors, and flooring have also been re-used as part of the project.

Work on the project, which is known as Vision 350 in recognition of the upcoming 350th anniversary of the Hall in 2023, began eight years ago.

Prior to the £7.5m revamp, the warren-like Stationers’ Hall consisted of 99 rooms over 18 different floor levels, with no lift. It was only able to host one event at a time as the Court Room had to be accessed through the Great Room.