Speaker schedule revealed for The Print Show

Speakers from across the industry will participate
Speakers from across the industry will participate

The speakers and sessions have been revealed for The Print Show, taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 19-21 September.

The show’s Knowledge Zone has been revamped and a wide array of speakers will give talks on topics like growing sales, going green, and diversifying your products and workforce.

Organisers at Link Exhibitions said they wanted to ensure the show encompassed a range of different voices commenting on various topics and challenges facing businesses in 2023 and that, rather than covering the topics and challenges broadly, this year’s speakers will give direct advice to businesses.

Tuesday 19 September will see advice on how to grow sales and revenue through opportunities in web solutions, garment print, and sustainability.

Speakers will include Rob Finnie, commercial director of Nettl; Andy Rogers, marketing manager and lead educator of Target Transfers; and Joanna Stephenson, managing director of PHD Marketing.

Stephenson will give insight into how companies can move into packaging and what to keep in mind as paper-based packaging continues to rise in popularity.

The first day will conclude with Mark Blackhurst, co-founder and director of DigitalNext, who will talk about the critical role of SEO in business growth and online sales.

Wednesday 20 September will focus on important topics like mental health in the industry, as well as the next generation of printers.

Jay Burfield, creative coordinator at Fespa UK Association, will host a special session made up of a panel of young people in the industry discussing how print can be an attractive career and how to encourage more people into long-term careers.

The Wednesday will also include a session from Nick Widdowson on the expanding role of print in retail and window dressing.

The final day, Thursday 21 September, will include talks from Simon Biltcliffe from Webmart, discussing AI in the future of print; as well as presentations from Jon Hutton from Reconomy; Colin McDermott, The Online Print Coach; and Marc Baker, founder and director of Tyde Agency.

“This session will look at how print businesses can be better at marketing and telling their own, exciting story to clients, as well as uncomplicating things for the customer and what they can do to remove unnecessary barriers from growth,” said show organisers.

The Print Show director Chris Davies said: "After the success of our celebrity attractions in the past we wanted to continue to inspire our visitors but also attract new attendees from different generations and business sectors.

"With in-person presentations about achieving success and embracing new trends, visitors can truly take advantage of this one-stop-shop for knowledge in print and its associated industries.”

For more information, and to register for the show, visit: theprintshow.co.uk.