Exhibitor Testimonials

“I was very impressed by the level of customers who attended and we had some very meaningful discussions with them. It is definitely a worthwhile event for the UK industry. The exhibition, the conference and the workshops generated food for thought on how people can grow their businesses”.

Gerard Heanue, managing director, Heidelberg UK

“From our perspective, if the goal of the event was to inspire, initiate and innovate, then certainly over the two days we ticked that box based on the conversations we had. We embraced the ethos of the show – the visitors to our stand had too, we had some great conversations, and I think the marriage of an exhibition with a very strong conference and workshop programme gave visitors the ability to not just to see, but to also hear and discuss opportunities”.

Kevin O’Donnell, head of marketing – Xerox Graphic Communications and Production Systems - UK, Ireland and The Nordics

“PrintWeekLive! - for a debut exhibition, the quality of organisation, exhibitors and visitor numbers were excellent. I can see this show going from strength to strength”.

Graham Harris, managing director, Tech-ni-Fold

“PrintWeekLive! was a success. We enjoyed discussing print with visitors and learning further how we can help them achieve their goals with their businesses”.

Barrie Street, national showroom manager, Canon UK

“The feedback from the team was that it was fantastic, that it had a really nice feel to it and felt like the print shows of old. The qua lity of the audience was really good, we had lots of conversations with decision-makers, they were interested and the education vibe of the event meant that there was a great buzz, people were talking about working together. Our workshops went down really well too and were well attended”.

Amanda Newman, marketing manager, Tharstern

“You can get thousands of people coming past at shows, but if they’re not really interested in taking those ideas back to their businesses, then it seems like you’re busy [as an exhibitor], but the quality of the interactions is not high. But pretty much everyone we saw [at PWL!] we had in-depth conversations with, which was really good”.

James Jarvis, channel director, Antalis

“For us it was a great event. It felt like there was a good number of attendees and had a really good mixture of customers talking about transactions and suppliers talking to us about opportunities. I thought it was a good networking event. I suspect a lot of people didn’t really know what it would shape up to be, but for us the cost of attendance was more than rewarded by the customers we saw and the conversations we had”.

David Bunker, assistant managing director of Close Brothers Asset Finance’s print division

Vistor Testimonials

“I thought I would pop in to show my face but ended up spending around five hours there talking to many industry peers in the form of clients, suppliers and the friendly competition”.

Patrick Headley, chief executive, GI Solutions Group

“The dynamic of the show worked really well, with a good blend of conferences, exhibitors and chance to discuss future purchases with vendors and financial personnel alike under one roof. A big success for PW and we would certainly attend again”.

Andy Galloway, managing director, Galloways

“Well worth a visit to see the latest technology and hear from industry specialists about future trends”.

Lynton Buxton, Group Marketing Manager, The TALL Group of Companies

“Good convenient location with free parking! Smallish event so could plan effectively what and who I want to see and speak with. Great communications allowing planning in advance for the seminars and workshops”.

Geoff Harris, Print and Production Director, McCann

“I believe it was a good first show for Print Week and there were some interesting items that personally kept me in touch with some of the new innovations in the industry”.

Jayne Treutlein, Client Services Manager, RR Donnelley

“People I know within the industry would benefit from the event next year”.

Timothy Mangles, Senior Reproductive Technician of Graphics, Summit Print

“I got so much out of the workshops and conferences. Fantastic way to broaden your printing brain”.

Chris Marson, Quality and Innovation Manager, Webmart

“Workshops and conference talks were very good”.

Colm Downer, Director, Westside Press

“I thought the workshop element was excellent and will definitely attend other workshops. I will also try and attend a conference on future visits”.

Gavin Hay, Client Services, Xcaliba Ltd

“Excellent conferences and great to get a number of different views about the future of print, all under one roof”.

Peter Jolley, General Manager, Kern Ltd

“As a first time exhibition I thought the whole show was good with scope to grow and improve in the future. The workshops were good and again have potential to be a great lure for people to get involved with. Overall an interesting concept that I would be happy to recommend”.

Carl Lawrence, Print Production Controller, Bauer Media

“I had a good talk with various software vendors and follow-up meetings were arranged. Thank you very much for setting this all up”.

Andreas Schillinger, Managing Director, Dynamic Systems ID Ltd. t/as Lotus Labels

“Happy to support new events that keep print alive and kicking”.

Barry Pearson, Project and Product Manager, Nitecrest

“Thanks for your continued contribution towards giving this industry the credit it deserves. If PrintWeek are prepared to go out on a limb and put something other than “another show” together, then for those individuals and businesses that are prepared to invest time and money, there are huge benefits and rewards”.

Adrian Tolley, operations director, Prime Group

“A good place to network, and to listen and learn. The sessions and the conferences were all very good and well planned. Knowledge is power”.

Mike Haselton, Technical Manager, Sappi UK

“It's a great way of benchmarking and hearing what the rest of the industry is doing to innovate”.

Jean-Paul Wheater, Continuous Improvement Manager, Linney Group

“Hugely relevant event for the industry. An excellent event with really high quality exhibitors and delegates”.

Tom Scott, Marketing Manager, UK Book Binders

“Good range of suppliers and services on display. The size and range of the exhibition was ideal for our purposes, which was essentially a fact-finding mission. We spoke to knowledgeable people and sourced a range of new suppliers”.

Stuart Parton, Marketing Manager, Wakefield College

“Quality of speakers and attendees very high. A good opportunity to hear top industry operators talking about relevant issues”.

Tim Drake, Chairman, Print and Paper Think Tank

“I think people should attend PrintWeekLive! to hear the stories and views of market leaders. I thought the event was very interesting and many of the presentations were by industry leading personnel who you might not always be able to hear talk”.

Robert Squires, Print Consultant, Pureprint

“It was a successful inaugural event - the conference sessions were strong - there was a fresh feel to the approach on how to please the industry”.

Annie Hotton, PR Content Manager, Duomedia

“All the right contacts attend”.

Jane McKenna, Marketing Manager, Peter Contracts

“Interesting, and good variety of suppliers etc.”.

Alison Davies, Senior Marketing Professional, Canon (UK) Ltd.

“It was very interesting to hear about work trends and demands in the print industry”.

Paul Stinson, Application Specialist, Papergraphics

“Good to participate in a print related event like this - networking and understanding trends and latest ideas. It's a good opportunity to get up close and personal with exhibitors, and to take part in workshops and conference sessions which help gather ideas that could work in your business”.

Beth Bethell, IT Director, St Ives

“It was very good, very well attended. I was motivated to attend just to see what’s out there, to keep my knowledge up in print, to keep my hand in. Being a buyer we need to see what new technologies are out there and what’s coming up. It was definitely useful”.

Simon Reynolds, print buyer, Carnival UK

“We went because we wanted to see a couple of the suppliers, but actually the seminars were very interesting too. It was good because it wasn’t too big, it was a nice size. You could get around it in a day which was good. I’d come back next year, just to see where the market’s going”.

Rebecca Petrie, director, Simply Design & Print

“Good opportunity to showcase exhibitors new products and to learn more about the industry direction. Go for the seminars if nothing else”.

Steve Taylor, Sales Manager, Domino UK Ltd

“Great opportunity to learn more from industry experts within the seminar sessions with real world examples to utilise within your own business units”.

Lee Womack, CPS Specialist, Imagenet

“The event provided a good mix of opportunity to meet new suppliers and learn about industry changes and forecasts, not too big and well focussed”.

Mark Plummer, Managing Director, PlatinumHPL

“Invest the time & trouble to attend trade shows if you can - you'll always learn something”.

Jeff Clark, Director, Admiral Design and Print

“There was something for everyone there”.

Ewa Evans, Print and Mail Specialist, Screwfix

“Good event for business”.

Bjorgvin Ragnarsson, General Manager, Haskolaprent

“I found it very informative and it would help a supplier we use to go and take a look and maybe give them a new lease of life to other ideas and avenues to their business”.

Jay Patel, Project Manager, Reynolds Press

“I found it positive overall and have never visited this venue before. Strong branding and compact venue. Easy to see everyone”.

Peter Swann, Digital Systems Sales Manager

“Worth it to keep in touch with new developments and equipment, and thinking at conferences”.

Michael Johnson, Partner, Print-Out

“Its a good two day event that will benefit most businesses with a range of events and stands covering most aspects of the print industry”.

Richard Foale, Head of Digital, CPi Colour

“I found the event very interesting and wished I had set a side two days as opposed to half a day. I enjoyed the event and had some good meetings. I wish I had planned myself better and attended on both days and attended more of the workshops. I liked the set up and layout as it was a lot more intimate than other events I have attended. I think the workshops and conferences are important as I feel we should all be talking with each other and sharing ideas in order to move this industry forwards, in spite of all the hurdles we face.”.

Fenton Smith, Managing Director, Boss Print Ltd