Online registration is now open for Visual Impact Sydney 2017 and organisers Visual Connections Australia are predicting a strong turnout for the show, which gives the Australian industry its first opportunity to attend a show at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.
VI Sydney, which is expected to attract more than 4000 visitors, follows on from an exceptionally successful Melbourne show, which co-located with PacPrint 2017, and organisers believe this show will have a similarly positive atmosphere.
“We’re delighted to be back in the heart of the Harbour City after a few years out at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, and we think industry professionals from around Sydney and Australia will also appreciate the convenience of this fantastic new venue,” said Peter Harper, General Manager – Trade Shows & Publications for Visual Connections.
|Motorsport champion Molly Taylor|
A couple of months out from the show, Harper says it is already shaping up as a very comprehensive display, providing an opportunity for those who couldn’t make it to Melbourne to catch up with the latest technology and services, and for those in the sign, display and wide format markets to attend a more focused show with tailored displays and associated events.
“Visitors to VI Sydney can look forward to seeing new products and services from close to 100 exhibitors, spanning a wide range of industry sectors, from sign and display, to wide format and sublimation print, engraving and routing, and even vinyl fabrication,” he says.
“Many leading names have already confirmed major stands at the show, including Celmac, Trotec, AVS, Jetmark, Biesse, Starleaton, HP/Neopost, Mimaki, Yello Tools, Roland, Orafol, Graphic Art Mart, Multicam, Mutoh and Kiwo, and we are delighted to be working with them, and a variety of smaller suppliers, to provide a truly comprehensive and exciting display,” he reports.
As well as the exhibitors themselves, VI Sydney will have a strong education focus, with a varied program of interactive workshops themed around ‘Inspiring the Future’. While the workshop program is still being finalised, expert sessions have already been locked in on colour management, LED and laser technologies, sublimation and other print techniques, airbrushing and traditional sign skills, and the ever popular car wrapping demos.
There will also be a sizeable display from Re-Engineering Australia, an organisation which helps young people identify and pursue careers opportunities by providing advice, resources and linkages between schools, industry, the tertiary sector and parents.
“Visual Connections has formed a strategic alliance with REA which is aimed at engaging and inspiring students to take up career opportunities in the graphics, print and signage industries,” Harper explains, saying the interactive display at VI will see young STEM students complete a project to design and construct a racing car.
“Students will be encouraged to engage with exhibitors to secure graphics for their cars, and to find out more about careers in the industry, and will then race their finished models on-site, under the watchful eye of our special guest, motorsport champion Molly Taylor.”
“With such a stellar line-up of exhibitors and these extra opportunities and drawcards, there’s no doubt this will be a great show and we’re confident that industry professionals will respond by turning up in their droves,” Harper says.
Visual Impact Sydney will run from Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 October at the ICC, Darling Harbour. To register, go to https://www.infosalons.com.au/VISUAL17S/index.php/
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