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And finally, all eyes on Ipex 2014.  After much discussion and rumours flying thick and fast, whether the show would be ‘hosted at all’,  Ipex is on course for the 24th-29th March event with approximately 450 print, publishing and media suppliers as exhibitors, minus some big names.
Closer home, Printing and Publishing Group (PPG) has revealed that the annual print awards ceremony will be hosted on 28th April this year. At a press conference announcing details about the function, PPG committee has sent a strong message to the print fraternity to participate more whole-heartedly in various activities conducted by the association.  Involvement of a larger number of printers would serve to enhance the worth of the organisation.
The importance of associations like the PPG can never be under-emphasized.  The power exerted by collective voices is capable of bringing positive change.  Besides that, the networking opportunities and professional development can only serve for individual and collective betterment of an industry facing challenging times.
This issue of PrintWeek MEA features interesting articles on healthcare and healthy lifestyles for employees as a way of reducing absenteeism.  While, our Technology Report is a detailed write up on the value addition that comes with technological upgrades.  
Hope you enjoy reading this issue of PrintWeek, just as much as we enjoyed bringing it out.