2017 IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A YEAR OF TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES!
With 2016 behind us, trying to look into the future of the printing industry is bound to be a challenge. Not only for the fact that the industry (on its own) continues to change at an ever increasing pace but economies around the world constantly evolve thus I dare to predict where market forces, consumables/ materials, technologies, and applications will be in the coming years. Yet in all these, I can rightly say some developments and/ or evolutions will certainly happen this year.
Digital printing will (of course) continue to evolve and dominate print business – not only for its short run advantage but the sector will see other genre of printing investing quite a large chunk of the R&D budget into innovations that will shape the future of print, in years to come.
Most certainly also, print equipment manufacturers will forge alliances and collaborate (with huge capital investment) on all aspects of printing from softwares systems to processes, on to techniques and hardware especially catering for the small/ medium scale businesses or start-ups in areas such as digital printing, labeling, packaging and out-of-home/ merchandising. Note that this will definitely bring even more printers into the world of digital printing with attendant multiplier effects on other allied print businesses and the economy in general. The question is: - are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities?
2017 is definitely going to be a year of tremendous opportunities even in the face of recent ‘economic stress’ – to me that is even the catch. I just want to enjoin you to remain focused, plan ahead and commit all to your Maker. You owe me your testimony at the end of this great year!
BACK TO BUSINESS.
This edition promises to be an eye-opener for you – our discerning reader. We start with our Exclusive Coverage of major stories and milestone achievements recorded at the tail end of 2016 such as PRINT IMPACT AROUND THE WORLD
(from page 12), PRINT IMPACT AROUND NIGERIA
(from page 14), and WHERE TO PRINT VOX POP
(from page 19).
This issue also reports a SPECIAL FEATURE
on PRINT ACADEMY STORMS ABUJA FOR DTG AWARENESS
with pictorials from page 20 as well as an African Success Story
of FUJIFILM AND USS GRAPHICS: A SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCESS STORY CONTINUES
with pictures on pages 24 and 25. There is also a SPECIAL FEATURE
of TENAUI AFRICA
(CANON Authorised Dealer) HOSTS GRASSROOT FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
with pictorials on pages 38, 44 and 48; culminating in milestone achievement celebration of 10th
Year Anniversary of Digital Reality Print LTD as a SPECIAL FEATURE
titled DIGITAL REALITY CELEBRATES A DECADE OF UNRIVALED EXCELLENCE
with pictorials on pages 40 and 42. We flag off our special series with inspiring stories of two of Nigeria’s reputable printers whose impact cannot be over emphasized. First is on page 30 in our EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW
section featuring Mr. Leke Adetomiwa –
former Print Controller at Insight Communications
, now Managing Partner
of SCREENANGLE Associates
and Mr. Akindele Feyisetan
- the MD/ CEO
of Feyisetan Press LTD
, Ibadan – the Oyo State capital who’s on our OTHER SIDE OF PRINT
section in this issue. Please read on to learn from his innate attributes from page 46.
BE PART OF OUR OFFICIAL NIGERIA DELEGATION TO GPP, PROPAK EAST AFRICA 2017, PRINT 17, FESPA AFRICA 2017, PROPAK WEST AFRICA 2017 AND IPEX 2017 THIS YEAR!
As the Only Nigeria Cooperating Media Partner
for top international print and allied shows this year such as PROPAK East Africa 2017 in Nairobi Kenya; Gulf Print & Pack 2017
in Dubai, UAE; PRINT 17
, Chicago USA; FESPA Africa 2017
, Johannesburg South Africa; PROPAK West Africa 2017
, Lagos Nigeria and IPEX 2017
in Birmingham UK, WHERE To Print invites you to join our all inclusive, value-driven Delegation to all or any of these great shows and see your business experience positive turn around not only in profit but all round growth in all facets. Download, fill and send us your Participation Form
online at www.wheretoprintmagazine.com
or call me for more information.
Finally, please stop procrastinating or apportioning blame to someone else; nobody can write your future for you – so take the bull by the horn, and let’s take advantage of the numerous business opportunities in this year.
Please continue to do good!
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INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITIONS IN 2017
||PROPAK East Africa 2017
||7 – 9 March 2017
||Kenyatta International Conference Centre – Nairobi, Kenya
||Gulf Print & Pack 2017
||26 – 29 March 2017
||Dubai International Conventional and Exhibition Centre, Dubai UAE
||8 – 12 May 2017
||10 – 14 September 2017
||McCormick Place, Chicago IL, USA
||FESPA Africa 2017
||13 – 15 September 2017
||Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa
||PROPAK West Africa 2017
||19 – 21 September 2017
||Landmark Convention Centre, Lagos Nigeria
||31 October – 3 November 2017
||NEC, Birmingham UK