Print industry commentator Gareth Ward, an eight drupa veteran, looks ahead to the big show, identifying opportunities that will be in the Messe Centre, as print and new technologies combine.

As the Australian Sign & Graphics Association calendar of events is taking shape for the year, the association is moving to mix up its offering, by introducing Social Bowls events in each state.

Six months out from opening its doors in July, Visual Impact Brisbane has well over 80 per cent of its floor space already booked, and has opened online visitor registrations.

The NSW branch of LIA is set to tour one of the country’s biggest wide format print operations next month, with Cactus Imaging to host printers, before a dinner at a nearby hotel.

Fespa Australia is hosting industry barbeque networking events next month, as the wide format trade association looks to start the year with a sizzle.

Visual Connections has reported on a successful year at its Annual General Meeting held last night at The Winery in Surrey Hills, Sydney, followed by an end of year member meeting.

Visitor ticket registration for the inaugural APPEX 2024, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 12-15 March, is now open.

Following the launch of the Visual Media Association 2023 Annual Industry Metrics Survey, a national roadshow is rolling out for printers to learn about industry trends and forecasts.

The Fespa Australia Conference saw a packed audience of printers from around the country educated on a range of topics, including sustainability, leadership, youth engagement and the uptake of AI.

Global mega-show drupa is creating a five-day convention, dna (drupa next age) x Imaging, which will focus on the importance of imaging technologies to the print and communication industries.

Fespa Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and the inaugural Sportswear Pro will take place from 19 to 22 March next year at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam.

Women in Print has hosted two more Print & Prosecco events, in Adelaide and Melbourne, with events in Perth and Brisbane coming later this month, and tickets on sale soon.

Fujifilm has just taken extra space at drupa, upping its stand size by 20 per cent, to 2,400sqm. Fujifilm will have one of the largest stands, and largest portfolios, at the show.

Ball & Doggett, APCO, the AIP and Made by Weave experts will hold a panel discussion on sustainable packaging at the Power of Print summit in Melbourne on Friday, which is also running online.

Canon is the latest big-name vendor to sign up for the global mega-show drupa 2024, with the imaging giant joining a host of major players on the floor of the Messe Centre in just eight months' time.


The Lithographic Institute of Australia took its members on a comprehensive tour of IVE’s Silverwater facility, where they came face-to-face with the company’s immense firepower.