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The first quarter of 2013 had a diary full of events, starting with Sign and Graphics Imaging show, to WAN-Ifra Middle East and most recently Paper World .
WAN-Ifra saw attendance of senior people from the publishing industry, while exhibitors and visitors at Paper World gave a ‘satisfactory’ verdict. 
Among the insight gained from WAN-Ifra, publishers cautioned against blindly emulating others while using social media.  Rather companies should work towards generating income from these internet based applications and web technologies rather than merely adding to administrative costs without any tangible returns.
Moving on, April 2013 brings with it the Dubai International Print Awards and the most awaited event in the region, Gulf Print & Pack, where visitors expect to get acquainted with new machinery and technologies available in the market.
The articles to look out for in this issue of PrintWeek MEA are the interviews with Robin Greenhalgh, the chairman of Duplo International and Pradeep Shah, managing director of Manugraph. 
Our Better Business feature  chronicles the tricky issue of paper management, while the Technology Report examines the pros and cons of adding inkjet printheads to conventional presses.