Organizers of Ipex, an international print technology and equipment tradeshow, say they have decided to close the show after consulting with the print technology industry.
The most recent edition, Ipex 2017, was held at the ExCel International Centre in London, U.K., from October 31 to November 3. Over 150 companies from 20 countries exhibited to showcase the latest solutions in print technology and equipment, drawing a crowd of more than 7,000 visitors, according to Ipex show owner Informa Exhibitions.
“Through Ipex, we’re proud to have played a role in an important and diverse industry, and to have supported a brand that has such a long history. We enjoyed organizing and delivering Ipex 2017 and received positive feedback from exhibitors, many of whom recorded excellent levels of interest and sales at the event,” Rob Fisher, IPEX Event Director, says. “The changing market conditions and appetite for a large-scale event which focuses on ‘Print in Action’ continues to be challenging.
Having engaged with a range of exhibitors and partners to evaluate the options for Ipex, we have concluded that the requirements of the industry no longer match our own in terms of the cycle, scale and what is required to help us further support and fully invest in the brand.”
In 2015, PrintAction published Ipex not dead says organizer, which explores the history and challenges of the long-standing show.
“Ipex is not dead and Informa has every intention of running it again and is committed to working with the industry to ensure the next Ipex is both relevant and successful,” explains Peter Hall in the article, then Managing Director, Trade and Consumer MENA and the UK for Global Exhibitions, Informa. Last year, he was appointed President of EMEA for Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division.
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