The global printing industry has gone through a period of structural changes, with a decline in commercial printing volumes, market consolidation and M&A prevalent around the world. On top of that, changing demographics, personalization, digital printing and sustainability are all trends defining the future of print and causing converters to evaluate their activities.
The Middle East and surrounding markets have not been immune to these trends but are set to benefit. According to
Heidelberg kept a special event on ‘Building the Smart Print Shop of the Future’ in Dubai at their office on 25th November. During the event, Anthony Thirlby, Prinect general manager Worldwide, gave the Keynote. The one-day event the visitors were given a detailed information on how Prinect workflow allows them time to run your business, how to react to reporting data, and ultimately improve the level of business productivity and profitability.
During the event, Thirlby, explains the issues
The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.
3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region.
3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and business portfolio.
Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented: “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.” SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.
Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.