A series of events aimed at printers and other graphic professionals looking to grow and future-proof their businesses will be launched early next year.
Expoganza, which is sponsored by Grafenia, aims to bring together some of the fastest growing brands in the creative market.
The events are open to printers, signmakers, web designers, copy shops, print buyers, print resellers, digital agencies, marketing agencies and graphic designers.
They will be held at The Lowry Gallery, Salford Quays, Manchester on 13 January; The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, London on 27 January; and Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol on 10 February.
The events will be open between 3pm and 7pm and visitors are able to attend at any point between these times. Advance reservation is required and complimentary drinks and gift bags will be available.
Grafenia chief executive Peter Gunning said the events combine an exhibition, networking, demos and freebies.
“Not only is Expoganza a chance to network with other graphic professionals, but it's a brilliant opportunity to learn about the latest trends in web design and print,” said Gunning.
“Attendees will discover how e-commerce can help businesses grow – both their own, and by selling and supporting it for their own clients. And they’ll be able to watch free demos of the latest web design tools and advances in web-to-print technology, which help build sticky client relationships.”
Visitors to Expoganza will learn from experts representing brands including Google, W3P, Nettl, Brambl, Printing.com, Eposnow, Marqetspace and TemplateCloud.
Marqetspace will show its new ink on fabric range at Expoganza, which was launched in October and has extended the firm’s product offering into the digital textiles market.
The initial range consists of printed flags, banners and fabric display stands and the company is aiming to continue to expand and add more products to the range.
“There’s an appetite for resellers to get into the growing digital textiles market and we’re trying to do things to help them to sell,” said Gunning.
“If we can give them some tools and props then this will hopefully lead to sales.”
Early bird tickets for the events are available from £95 per person from www.expoganza.uk but the promotion code “LETMEIN” can be used to get complimentary admission for two adults.