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Frank looks at recent industry events

We’ve asked if the print industry can still support multiple trade shows. Now Frank is wondering about trade associations. He went to a couple recent events and he’s reported back to us on what kind of year we’re having on the event circuit.

By Frank Romano
Published: April 22, 2011


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Frank Romano has spent over 50 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him best as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal or from the hundreds of articles he has written for publications from North America and Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Australia. Romano lectures extensively, having addressed virtually every club, association, group, and professional organization at one time or another. He is one of the industry's foremost keynote speakers. He continues to teach courses at RIT and other universities and works with students on unique research projects.

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By Mark Hunt on Apr 22, 2011

Another 2011 event worth a mention is Innovationdays, run by Standard partner Hunkeler. The event set new attendance records (5,000+) and had more participating partners than ever before (80). Held every other year in Lucerne, Switzerland, this has emerged as the highest-profile digital printing, feeding and finishing showcase in Europe, with growing participation from North America and other markets. What sets this event apart from usual venues is the ability for visitors to do a deep-dive on all continuous-feed digital printing and finishing technology, under one roof, in a low-key atmosphere, without the usual sales hype. It was refreshing, and attendees responded very favorably to the focus on technology (reminiscent of the early Xplor events).


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