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Women in Print to make its way around the world

Wednesday, 19 March 2008
By Print21

The women were out in full force at this year’s Heidelberg initiative, Women in Print.

Now in its second year, the event drew 400 participants to the nights held in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, a 25 per cent increase on last year’s attendance.

As an industry, printing is often criticised for catering only to men. But according to Glenn Plummer, general manager, product management and marketing, Heidelberg, Women in Print is reflective of the growing respect towards females in the field.

"This year’s events have borne out our confidence in underwriting this initiative," he said. "The increase in attendees and the support of key industry players along with the women involved in organising the events confirms that recognising the contribution women make to our industry is greatly appreciated."
 
Guest speaker, journalist and author, Shelley Gare, left a strong impression upon the audience – particularly Adriana Nuneva, Heidelberg’s senior vice president global marketing who was in Australia at the time.

Shelley Gare (left) and Adriana Nuneva (right) know what women want.

"This type of networking event for women provides an opportunity to really get connected to share experiences and this is something that Heidelberg is very proud to support," she said.

The support looks like it will be ongoing, not only in Australia. Plummer unveiled plans to incorporate elements of the event in to drupa. "As the momentum builds, Heidelberg will use drupa to stage a forum for women of the global print community, bringing an international focus to the initiative," he said.

"Recognition of Women in Print is taking hold around the world."

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