PacPrint set to go ahead in September

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PacPrint, Visual Impact and the Label & Packaging Expo are set to go ahead as planned, despite recent Covid outbreaks in around the country, organisers confirm.

While Australia and New Zealand have been largely Covid free for months now the recent outbreaks around the country and the low level of vaccinations have raised questions.

However, Peter Harper, CEO of organiser, Visual Connections, says the Visual Connections team has been fielding calls about the status of the events, but says exhibitors and visitors alike can be confident that planning is proceeding “as per the original schedule”, and in line with all advice provided.

He said: “We are still three months away from exhibitors moving in to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the PacPrint Board remains committed to delivering this must-visit trade show at the end of September in Melbourne as planned.

“From the very first phase of planning, we have focused on delivering PacPrint in a Covid-safe environment. We are confident we can do so. These occasional flare-ups are expected and anticipated, and we do not intend for them to derail plans for the show.

“We continue to work closely with the MCEC and other key suppliers to ensure all parties are in step, and that any measures required are enacted appropriately.”

The PacPrint Board and Visual Connections Management team have regular reports from the Events team each Tuesday, and Harper says exhibitors will continue to be kept fully informed as the planning process continues.

PacPrint 2021, Visual Impact Melbourne and the Label & Packaging Expo are set to run from 28 September to 1 October at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Click here to register for the show, go to for more.

PacPrint president this time is Sue Threlfo, general manager at Konica Minolta.

The show runs once every four years, and is the largest graphic arts event in the country. It attracts printers from every state, as well as New Zealand and the Pacific. In addition to the exhibits there is a full workshop and seminar programme planned.

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