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Will you be heading to Birmingham for sign and digital UK this year? If so, here’s what you can expect to see and hear.

When it comes to wide-format inkjet at IPEX it’s all about getting the technology in front of potential new investors from the commericial print sector, but it’s worth looking at the talks programme.

Like a lot of you, I spent a good amount of time at Fespa 2013. Being a regular to Sign UK, I was interested to see what all the hype was about and seeing that it was coming to a city near me, this was my chance.

How the revamped Northprint hopes to draw the crowds to Harrogate this May.

Northprint is now North Print and Pack, having been rebranded and relaunched as such by Informa Exhibitions last summer. The 2013 show may be staying in its Harrogate heartland but will Betty’s Tearooms be a bigger draw than the show, which has shown signs of flagging but claims to have been reinvigorated in its new guise.

Has this long-established annual event still got pulling power? Glimpse its attractions then make your mind up.

Are the oldies the goodies? When it comes to a show with a 26-year history, Sign and Digital UK event director Rudi Blackett believes this industry stalwart still has plenty to offer – and that 2013 will be proof positive of that.

A look at what you’ll get for your money if you attend the Fespa Global Summit 2013.

Traditionally printers aren’t very good at forking out for strategic business insight, but tradition is out of the window as those attending the third Fespa Global Summit will understand. The pace of change all around us means that to run a sustainable business owners/managers need to know all there possibly is to know about the issues affecting a company’s profitability and longevity.

Viscom focuses on LFP sustainability at this year’s show, which runs 25 – 27 October in Frankfurt.

EcoPrint, the first show dedicated to sustainability in print, may now be over but the issue of sustainability in print is far from it. Expect the should-be priority topic therefore to get a good airing at Viscom in Frankfurt at the end of this month.

How are kit manufacturers ‘selling’ such technologies to the show’s vast and varied range of visitors?

Drupa is the shopfront for suppliers to the print trade so it goes without saying that wide-format is going to be represented. But how will kit manufacturers in this space represent themselves and their wide-format solutions at this giant of a show, where digital print - and inkjet in particular - promises to be a focus yet must rub shoulders with all the other print technologies and vie for attention with the enormous cross-section of visitors the show attracts? We asked a random selection of Drupa exhibitors with wide-format offerings, for their take on the issue…

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