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  • Low-key kick off hides big expectations for PacPrint 2013

    A brief opening ceremony at the local industry’s largest exhibition reflects the focus on business as suppliers step up to the mark with major investment in stands and equipment.

    A no-nonsense kick off set the tone for this year’s PacPrint in Melbourne as the industry looks to capitalise on renewed optimism and a favourable investment cycle.

    At the ribbon cutting, Ian Martin, president of PacPrint, kept his remarks brief and to the point, urging the industry to support the suppliers, enjoy the show and “buy lots of equipment.”

    While the traffic in the aisles on the first morning was typically light on the ground, expectations are high it will improve as the week draws on and word spread about the high level of equipment on display.

    Let’s get the show on the road ; Ian Martin cuts the PacPrint ribbon flanked by members of the commiitte, Adrian Flemming, Brett Maishman and Peter Lane.

    Many of the stands are choc-a-block with machinery, most of it on display for the first time in the region. Seminars, workshops and presentations are programmed to develop the theme of printing’s transformation in an internet world.

    Apart from the Fuji Xerox 170 plus Premier Partners, most of whom are from the Asian region, many international visitors are in Melbourne off the back of China Print.

    According to one visitor who was also at China Print, although the local show cannot compete in terms of size, it is on par, if not further advanced, with the technology on display.

    The level of technology on show at this PacPrint reinforces the exhibition’s position as the premier event of the region.

    Organisers are hoping that as the industry learns of the number of regional premieres and world first displays at PacPrint it will respond by coming along in numbers to the Melbourne exhibition Centre.