Expert knowledge takes centre stage as The Print Show unveils impressive speaker lineup

The Print Show Knowledge Zone features a host of great speakers. Picture show from left to right Nicola Peacock from The Printing Charity, Jonathan Tame from TwoSides, Joanna Stephenson from PHD Marketing, and Rob Finnie from Nettl

Following its announcement of the revamped Knowledge Zone, The Print Show has unveiled a wide array of speakers who will be giving talks on important topics like growing sales, going green, and diversifying your products and workforce.

This year The Print Show wanted to ensure it encompassed a range of different voices commenting on various topics and challenges facing businesses in 2023.

Rather than broadly covering the topics and challenges, this year’s speakers will give direct advice to businesses and bring a range of experiences to the show from the worlds of print, signage, retail, packaging, and waste management.

Tuesday, September 19th will kickstart the show with crucial advice on how to grow sales and revenue through opportunities in web solutions, garment print, and sustainability.

Speakers on the 19th include Rob Finnie, commercial director of Nettl; Andy Rogers, marketing manager and lead educator of Target Transfers; and Joanna Stephenson, managing director of PHD Marketing.

Stephenson will be using her 30 years of experience to give insight into how companies can move into packaging and what to keep in mind as paper-based packaging continues to rise in popularity.

The first day will conclude with Mark Blackhurst, co-founder and director of DigitalNext who will talk about the critical role of SEO in business growth and online sales.

Wednesday, September 20th will focus on various important topics like mental health in the industry and the next generation of printers.

Jay Burfield,
Creative Coordinator at FESPA UK Association and Chair of FESPA UK Next Generation Committee

Jay Burfield, creative coordinator at FESPA UK Association, will host a special session made up of a panel of young people in the industry discussing how print can be an attractive career and how to encourage more people into long-term careers.

Wednesday will also include a session from Nick Widdowson on the expanding role of print in retail and window dressing.

The final day, Thursday, September 21st, will include talks from Simon Biltcliffe from WebMart, discussing AI in the future of print; as well as presentations from Jon Hutton from Reconomy, Colin McDermott, The Online Print Coach, and Marc Baker, founder and director of Tyde Agency.

“This session will look at how print businesses can be better at marketing and telling their own exciting story to clients, as well as uncomplicating things for the customer and what they can do to remove unnecessary barriers from growth,” says The Print Show organisers.

Speaking about the importance of the area, Print Show director Chris Davies states: “After the success of our celebrity attractions in the past, we wanted to continue to inspire our visitors but also attract new attendees from different generations and business sectors.

“With in-person presentations about achieving success and embracing new trends, visitors can truly take advantage of this one-stop shop for knowledge in print and its associated industries.”

The full list of sessions can be found at:

The speaker bios are available at:

More information and a registration link can be found at:

Eye on Display Industry Directory
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BPIF (British Print Industry Federation)

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FESPA UK Association

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Nettl Digiprint

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POPAI UK and Ireland

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Reconomy Group

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Target Transfers

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The Online Print Coach

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The Print Show

FEATURED Trade associations
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The Printing Charity

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