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About this Event

This event is run in partnership with the BAPC

At a glance:

  • Day Conference - Where do we go from here?
  • Exclusive Private Dinner - Celebrating the work of the BAPC and its chairman Sidney Bobb
  • Overnight Accommodation - Beautiful bedrooms available with breakfast included
  • Added Extra - Networking Golf on the 20th

Conference Topic

UK business has weathered one of the most highly unstable times in its history. It is now moving into a period of substantial economic and industrial transformation.

As a result, all businesses within the print industry supply chain need to found and sustain a grounded growth strategy in response to these new variables.

So the key question is:

Where do we go from here?

Some critical answers will be explored on at our conference run in partnership with the British Association of Print and Communication (BAPC). Expert speakers will deliver high-value content on a range of issues from how SMEs can leverage big data, through to how to understand print buyers and connect with them. See the full speaker line up and the days running order below.

Speakers

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  • Lewis Evans, Vivid - New Frontiers of Opportunity

Lewis will tell the story of how the market has evolved, where it is headed, and how to strengthen your long-term business prospects through it.

  • Alice Murray, Fujifilm - The Human Connection

Alice will speak from her own experience of mental health and explore the tangible ways in which print played a part in supporting her, how our sector can shine a light on this issue and how it can improve mental health for our society.

  • Tony Kenton , ITIQ and Associates - From Printer to Solution Provider

Tony’s session explores how businesses from our sector can collaboratively partner with their customers, identify their problems and strategic goals, and then work with them to identify the opportunities that exist by working together.

  • Paul Franklin, Konica Minolta - Empower your Potential

Paul will present on how the most successful businesses today are utilising it to its full potential to increase their competitiveness and profitability while at the same time giving them the capacity to adapt and change to rapidly evolving market forces.

  • Dr Olu Fasan, UK Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) - An Economy for Everyone

Delegates will hear grounded advice on how they can best prepare their businesses to adapt to a range of factors from planned legislation to tackle climate change, through to adapting to a new trading relationship with global markets.

  • Sarah Kilcoyne, Route 1 Print - A Route to Added Value

With the market becoming more and more homogenous, your customers will be looking for where you can add value beyond the standard offering. This talk is going to explore ways you can do that.

  • Nick Roberts, Cognism - Ride the Data Wave

Nick will explore the brave new world of data sourcing and how artificial intelligence can be harnessed to help businesses identify new customer demographics and engage with them in a meaningful way.

  • Rob Goleniowski, Roland DG - Personalise and Profit

The desire for personalisation is driving the digital development of everything and print output in many forms plays a huge part in this. Today print-service-providers can harness a wealth of opportunity and avenues to diversify their product offering. This session will explore how to tap into this trend and exploit its potential.

  • Simon Pilkington and Ian Braithwaite, Fedrigoni - An Extraordinary Journey

Simon and Ian will tell the story of how Fedrigoni founded a strategy to educate potential print buyers about its power to excite the senses, evoke emotion, and ultimately deliver a brand’s message to the recipient in a meaningful and lasting way.

Exclusive 3 course Private Dinner with wine - celebrating the work of the BAPC and its chairman Sidney Bobb

For those that want to make a night of it, the conference will be followed by a 3 course networking dinner with wine, celebrating the work of the BAPC and its chairman, Sidney Bobb. You will be able to enjoy the company of your industry peers, build on the high-quality networking from earlier in the day and enjoy sumptuous food before hearing our excellent after dinner speaker.

*The Dinner can also be booked separately for those who are unable to attend the conference*

About the venue

Shendish Manor Hotel and Golf Course has a rich heritage and offers state-of the-art technology, first class customer service and exacting standards of professionalism. All rooms have an abundance of natural daylight to ensure delegates feel both productive and energised.

There is Complimentary Parking.

Dress Code

  • Dress code Day - Casual Business
  • Dress code Evening - Smart / Lounge suits (this is not a black tie event)

Conference Timings

  • Registration opens at 09.00hrs
  • Conference commences 10.00hrs
  • End of conference networking 16.15hrs
  • Conference closes 17.00hrs

Exclusive Dinner Timings

  • Welcome drinks & networking 18.15hrs
  • Seated for dinner 18.50hrs
  • Retire to bar 22.00hrs

Golf - 20th March

No country house hotel would be complete without its own golf course and Shendish Manor is no exception. Designed to USPGA specifications the 5660 yard, the Par 70, 18 hole course is set with a mix of hazards through both parkland and woodland copses and provides a rewarding game regardless of ability.

18 Holes of Golf is £22 and needs to be booked directly with the Golf Shop. Contact information is given in your Booking Confirmation.

Ticket Prices (all prices shown are ex VAT)

IPIA Members and their guests, & BAPC Members

  • 24HR Ticket - Includes: Day conference, 3 course dinner with wine, single room with breakfast £247.50
  • Conference only - £75.00
  • Dinner only - £85.00
  • Dinner with single occupancy bed & breakfast only - £185.00

Non IPIA Member

  • 24HR Ticket - Includes: Day conference, 3 course dinner with wine, single room with breakfast £280.00
  • Conference only - £95.00
  • Dinner only - £95.00
  • Dinner with single occupancy bed & breakfast only - £195.00

*Please note - Non IPIA/BAPC Members will incur an additional Eventbrite Booking Fee clearly displayed when selecting your ticket.

Speakers

Lewis Evans, Vivid Laminating Technologies

One of the strongest growth markets for print over the last decade has been speciality print finishing and short-run luxury packaging. Right at the heart of this sector has been a group of pioneering technology developers that have opened up and democratised these markets for print-service-providers. Vivid is one such business that has given PSP's the capacity to diversify their operations, create new profitable revenue streams, and add value to their customers businesses.

Lewis has been at the heart of Vivid since 2003 and has been instrumental in shaping the course of its technology development strategy and then taking it to market. He will tell the story of how the market has evolved, where it is headed, and how to strengthen your long-term business prospects through it.

Alice Murray, Fujifilm

Awareness of the far reaching implications of poor mental health is on the rise, but at the same time data from official sources such as the Health and Safety Executive shows that depression and anxiety now account for 44% of all work-related ill health and 57% of lost working days. Over the last decade this latter figure has increased from 13 million to 15.4 million days.

Alice will speak from her own experience and explore the tangible ways in which print played a part in supporting her, how our sector can shine a light on this issue and how it can improve mental health for our society — did you know 30 minutes of reading a novel in print lowers blood pressure and heart rate as much as Yoga?

As the Inkjet Sales Manager for Fujifilm in the UK and Ireland, Alice has a wide-ranging view of the key trends that are shaping the print industry and has a passion for helping print-service-providers adapt to a rapidly evolving sector.

Paul Franklin, Konica Minolta

An explosive area of technology development that has been designed to empower print-service-providers, workflow optimisation has become a key tool for them to increase business efficiency, reduce wastage and increase productivity.

Paul will present on how the most successful businesses today are utilising it to its full potential to increase their competitiveness and profitability while at the same time giving them the capacity to adapt and change to rapidly evolving market forces.

Paul began his career in the print industry in 1998, working his way from the print room at Thamesdown Colour through managing large print teams before moving into operations management. Today he is Head of UK Production Print Graphic Arts Business Unit at Konica Minolta Business Solutions.

Tony Kenton, ITIQ and Associates

The print industry has weathered seismic changes in its topography over the last two decades. Today there is a new generation of print businesses that have diversified into growth markets, exploited niche sectors successfully or become trade service providers. A key challenge they all face remains how to engage with customers and generate revenue growth for them.

Tony’s session will explore how businesses in our sector can collaboratively partner with their customers, identify their strategic goals, and then work with them to capitalise on the opportunities that exist in the market. The key challenge being how to define ourselves, engage customers with a convincing message and maintain profitable revenue.

Tony entered the print industry in 1976 at CPI Copyspeed before rising through the ranks to become Managing Director. A founding member of the IPN Global network and at the heart of the BAPC for 30 years, he founded specialist business strategy and technology consultancy ITIQ and Associates in 2001.

Dr Olu Fasan - UK Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Dr Olu Fasan is a senior policy adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He works on energy, trade and industrial policies, as well as being the sector lead and relationship manager for certain industries, including the printing and glass sectors. He is a Visiting Fellow in international trade and economic diplomacy at the London School of Economics.

The UK formally left the European Union on 31 January. However, the UK will remain in the single market and customs union until 31 December this year. During the transition period, the UK will negotiate a future relationship with the EU, which is based on friendly cooperation between sovereign equals, and centred on free trade. We are not asking for a special, bespoke or unique deal in the negotiations, but rather one similar to the free trade agreement the EU has with Canada. In the absence of that, we want a trading relationship based on the 2019 withdrawal deal, without an FTA, on the lines of Australia’s. At the end of the transition period, the UK will have recovered economic and political independence. We will not extend the transition period, so the UK will be leaving the single market and customs union by the end of 2020. The Government thus expects businesses to prepare for life outside both.

Sarah Kilcoyne, Route 1 Print

In an increasingly competitive industry, printers need to find a way to get noticed for all the right reasons. Print quality has never been higher, turnaround times have never been faster, and prices have never been cheaper. So, what can you do differently?

This talk is going to explore that exact question. With the market becoming more and more homogenous, your customers will be looking for where you can add value beyond the standard offering.

A key team member involved with the evolution of the Bluetree Group, Sarah has now worked in the industry for almost a decade and has a wealth of knowledge around how print is evolving for the modern age.

Nick Roberts, Cognism

There is a certain mystique attached to the phrase ‘big data’, evoking images of server banks and alchemic computer geniuses conducting dark digital arts.

Today it has become far more grounded, and indeed an integral part of how many businesses source their next customer, stay on top of sector trends, and remain competitive on a long-term basis. Nick will explore the brave new world of data sourcing and how artificial intelligence can be harnessed to help businesses identify new customer demographics and engage with them in a meaningful way.

Algorithmic trading specialist James Isilay founded Cognism in 2016 and has raised nearly $18m in venture capital to date as the organisation surfs a wave of growth. With a background in investment banking, a six-year spell in the Territorial Army, and a highly successful career in e-commerce, Nick heads up its Alliances and Partnerships division.

Rob Goleniowski, Roland DG

One of the key messages that has come out of a range of consumer research over the last decade is that offering products and services which can be partially or fully personalised is a significant sales driver.

The desire for personalisation is driving the digital development of everything and print output in many forms plays a huge part in this. Today print-service-providers can harness a wealth of opportunity and avenues to diversify their product offering. This session will explore how to tap into this trend and exploit its potential.

Rob is the UK & Ireland Head of Sales for Roland DG and has gained extensive knowledge of the wide-format print and personalisation markets, which he has used to help businesses start, grow and diversify to great effect.

Simon Pilkington and Ian Braithwaite, Fedrigoni

At a time when the digital communications wave seemed to be sweeping away all in its path, one historic paper manufacturer implemented a strategy to turn the tide. Simon and Ian will tell the story of how Fedrigoni founded a strategy to educate potential print buyers about its power to excite the senses, evoke emotion, and ultimately deliver a brand’s message to the recipient in a meaningful and lasting way.

It is only if designers, marketers, and creatives understand the technical capabilities and power of print and paper, can we generate new volumes for our sector and ensure its long-term future.

Simon has been on the frontline of the paper industry since 1988, becoming Managing Director of The Paper Company in 2010, before joining Fedrigoni in 2015 as its UK and Ireland Director.

Ian began his career at multi-national distribution giant Bunzl before entering the paper industry in 1999. He spent ten years at the forefront of Arjowiggins Graphic before moving to strengthen Fedrigoni's expanding UK team.

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