GAPP Print Expo
The GAPP Conference taking place at Nasrec on 16 March in Association with Nashua, has attracted the attention and additional sponsorship of Kemtek Imaging Systems. The GAPP Conference is a business seminar addressing the printing, packaging and signage industries.
The Conference, which features leading business, political and industry commentators and speakers, will be held in conjunction with The GAPP Print Expo trade show taking place at Nasrec from 15 to 18 March as part of the Propak Africa Show.
According to Gavin van Rensburg, Group Managing Director of Kemtek Imaging Systems, the conference offers the industry as a whole the opportunity to gain useful insights into the future. He added, ‘At a time when there is uncertainty about economic and political factors in our country combined with a difficult climate in our industry, this conference will help answer many of the questions which are on people’s minds. We are happy to sponsor this conference and to assist in bringing this information to our clients and the market as a whole.’
The GAPP Conference will be held in the Black Eagle Room at Nasrec and will include tea breaks, lunch and the opportunity to interact with speakers. Proceedings for the day will be managed by the Master of Ceremonies Derek Watts, award-winning journalist and anchor of MNET’s Carte Blanche. He will be joined by Justice Malala who will outline the political state of the country and what we can expect in the run-up to the elections scheduled for next year. Alec Hogg will give an overview of the economic climate in the country and where South Africa finds itself as part of the world economy.
These two well-known business analysts will be accompanied by industry speakers Linda Jackson focusing on the role played by standards in the packaging industry, Mike Horsten who will look at the large-format printing and signage market and, Laurel Brunner who will address the state of the international printing industry.
Said Vikesh Roopchand, managing director of Sentient Events – a subsidiary of Sentient Publishing, ‘This sponsorship by Kemtek, in addition to the Association sponsorship by Nashua, shows that the industry sees the need for top-level information and realises the value in the line-up of speakers we have attracted to the conference. Our aim is to inform and educate printers, packaging manufacturers and signage suppliers on the latest trends and developments and to provide them with everything they need to take their companies forward in the current climate. This is the first time that a conference of the stature is taking place and we, at The GAPP, are thrilled to be able to bring this to the industries we serve and are so passionate about.’