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Print export network to explore new products and markets

Friday, 20 June 2003
By Print 21 Online Article

The inaugural meeting for the Victorian Printing Industry Export Network will take place on July 21 and will be addressed by Tim Holding, Victorian Minister for Manufacturing. The aim of the network is to create an ongoing organization that will look at the challenges and solutions in developing new products and processes for exploiting export markets.

The brainchild of Bob McCulloch, Printing Industry Specialist at the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, the network will provide assistance to printers who want to explore value-added possibilities.

“There are a number of printers now who are producing innovative products that readily sell overseas. We want to encourage that and to help printers identify and exploit opportunities for innovation,” he said.

He points to the fierce competition and limited scope for growth in traditional printing markets as reasons why companies should be looking towards developing niche products and processes.

Expressions of interest are being sought and a steering committee will be formed at the inaugural meeting.

If you would like to participate contact Bob McCulloch : Bob.mcculloch@iird.vic.gov.au

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