The event, which will be held at the city’s Royal Armouries Museum from 8 to 9 March, is aimed at businesses targeting growth through new technology.
Duplo will demonstrate a range of finishing equipment at the event, including the 600i Pro Digital Booklet System, which which will be available from next week. The Pro features a higher volume sheet feeder than Duplo’s existing 600i booklet system, which was launched last year.
Also on show will be all of Duplo’s machinery that was launched at London Calling in November and has otherwise not yet been shown outside the south of England, including the DC-746 all-in-one digital multi-finishing system.
New event partners this year include Antalis, Friedheim International and Xeretec while others include the BPIF, Infigo Software, Proskills, Renz and Vivid Laminating Technologies.
Almost 200 people attended Duplo’s first Northern Lights event at The Lowry in Salford in 2015 and the firm is aiming to exceed that number this year.
Duplo UK marketing manager Sarah Crumpler said: “Following the success of our inaugural Northern Lights event last year, including the launch of our Owners Club, we’re excited to return with another show in the North this year.
“The idea of Northern Lights from the beginning was that it would move cities every year, putting it on the doorstep of different sets of customers, and we felt that Leeds was a good central location with a lot of printers in the locality.
“Northern Lights 2016 has been planned in collaboration with our customers and we’re confident that this event will deliver interest and value to all who attend.”
The event is open from 10am on both days and closes at 7pm on 8 March and 5pm on 9 March.
Activities will include operator workshops, a Proskills school visit and a Duplo Owners Club meeting at 2pm on 8 March.
Duplo UK managing director Peter Jolly said: “Our second event in the North is targeted at showing how customers can create added value and increased revenue through the latest applications and innovations.
“With our partners we will show how reliable next-generation products, service and support create integrated solutions and sustainable future success for customers.”
Situated at Leeds Dock, the Royal Armouries Museum is the UK’s national museum of arms and armour. It houses a collection of more than 8,500 objects in six themed galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-Defence, Hunting and Peace.
To register for Northern Lights, visit: www.duplonorthernlights.com.