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.
The women attending in Adelaide and Melbourne came from across the signage, printing, and broader print sectors, to network and celebrate their achievements this year.
The Melbourne event also saw the participation of nine apprentices and graduates from Victoria University Polytechnic, sponsored by Visual Connections, who joined a room filled with seasoned professionals and early-career enthusiasts.
Commercial print apprentices were supported by the Visual Media Association (formerly PVCA), with the events providing an opportunity for all attendees to build relationships, share experiences, and strengthen their professional networks.
Chloe Quilty, a Signs & Graphics tutor from Victoria University Polytechnic, expressed her gratitude after the Melbourne event, she said, “A huge thanks to Visual Connections for the invitation and sponsorship. It was a beautiful night.”
At the Melbourne event, attendees went home with a custom-labelled Prosecco, sponsored by Ball & Doggett and printed by Label Line.
Adelaide had a fun night, with giveaways of Prosecco Pyjamas and bottles of wine. Rita Karagiannis, Victorian Patron for Women in Print and account director at IVE DDC, added a touch of inspiration in her short opening speech stating, “Fun fact, did you know in signage, the top three most skilled apprentices in Australia are women? And we are fortunate to have Liz here tonight, who placed second at the WorldSkills Australia contest. Well done, Liz.”
Sandy Aspinall, Women in Print Patron for South Australia and deputy chair, said of the Adelaide event, “The event last night was exceptional. The venue was fantastic, the food was delicious, and it seemed like everyone in attendance had a wonderful time. It’s always a Women in Print delight to facilitate evenings such as this where women can socialise professionally and build support networks.”
The events were supported by sponsors Ball & Doggett, MCC Label, Label Line, and Rocking, and Visual Connections and the Visual Media Association who sponsored tickets for apprentices in both signage and commercial print.