It’s official – the industry’s favourite sign and display expo, Visual Impact, is coming to the Harbour City from 12-14 September in Halls 5 & 6 of the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park, and the show is already shaping up as a pivotal one for sign, display, screen and wide-format printers.
According to organisers Visual Connections, VI Sydney is already 95% subscribed, guaranteeing a comprehensive display of the very latest innovations in technology, equipment, materials and media for the thousands of business owners and key decision makers who are expected to attend.
Peter Harper, General Manager – Trade Shows & Publications for show organisers Visual Connections, said he expects the show to be one of the best ever, with an expanded focus and several new initiatives which organisers hope will extend the reach and relevance of the show, and increase its value to visitors.
“As in previous years, the list of exhibitors for the Sydney show includes everyone from the industry’s largest and most comprehensive names, to smaller specialist and niche suppliers, all under the one roof,” Harper said today.
“This year, however, we’ll also have a significant focus on the latest innovations in screen printing, alongside more familiar offerings like wide-format, design and MIS, POP, display and expo systems, laser cutting and engraving, and structural and illuminated signage technologies.
“This is something of a departure from recent shows but textile printing is clearly a very relevant area for those in the print, sign and display sector, and it makes perfect sense to expand our reach into this area.”
As well as the exhibition, visitors can of course expect to benefit from a program of seminars and workshops, which add enormous value to the show experience.
“This year, we’re introducing daily breakfast information sessions, giving visitors a head-start on the day by enjoying a delicious and nutritious meal while taking advantage of high-quality education,” Harper says adding that he expects to confirm topics and open registrations for these sessions within the next few weeks.
“The result is a genuinely comprehensive show combining innovation and information, to help businesses improve their performance, increase competitiveness, creates new revenue streams and plan for their future success.”
Visual Impact Sydney will run from 10am – 8pm on Wednesday 12, from 10am until 6pm on Thursday 13, and from 10am till 4pm on Friday 14 September.
“We’re also making it even easier for visitors to get to the Sydney Showground, with a morning and afternoon shuttle bus between Homebush and Darling Harbour, and extended hours on the Wednesday evening until 8pm,” Harper says.
Registrations for the show are now open, with visitors encouraged to pre-register to skip the queues and make the most of their time at the show. For more information and the latest news on VI Sydney, go to www.visualconnections.org.au