Newtech London, which touts itself as a printing, fabrication, textiles, displays and finishing show, follows similar events held throughout 2013 in Crewe, Dublin and Manchester.
The free-to-attend events are designed as collaborative shows featuring exhibitors that are associated companies and technologies rather than competitors.
“Each show typically features 10 to 12 exhibitors who share the cost of holding the event and all have their place in the general workflow. We found the format works very well,” said Martin Morrissey, managing director of the event’s organiser Marketing Alchemy Newtech.
“We are creating a relaxed environment that gives printers a free and local event to attend where they can see people they might want to talk to regarding their future plans and get some in-depth technical know-how from the experts and quality one-to-one advice,” he added.
The show has so far signed up 10 exhibitors including HP, showing its latex wall-art capability, Ultima Display, Summa, JJ Carter, Clarity Software, Neschen and 3M, which will be demonstrating vehicle wrapping.
A series of seminars and presentations will also take place across the two days. Morrissey said he expected around 150 companies to attend the event, which will take place at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher.
“The shows are attracting a variety of businesses such as wide-format printers, design companies, corporate in-plants and people generally looking for new products to add to their portfolios. Up until now we have been quite low-key, but interest in this co-operative format has really taken off and we can see some real potential for it to grow,” he added.
Further events are planned around the UK for next year, including Edinburgh in March, Belfast in May, Bristol in June and Leeds and Manchester in the second half of the year.