Over 1200 attendees, one third international. Briganti, General manager of Acimga, announces the dates of the next fair: 3-6 May 2022.

Great response from the international printing, converting, and packaging community at Print4AllConference – Future Factory, which was held June 24. More than 1200 participants, a third of which foreign, 30 accredited international magazines and about 50 journalists attending the final press conference.

The event traced global technological and economic scenarios, taking into account every aspect revolving around the printing industry with a focus on industry 4.0 and sustainability. Print4All Conference, which also hosted the General Meeting of Federazione Carta e Grafica, combined the physical presence of studio guests with the remote presence of international speakers and a streaming connecting audience, creating a winning formula that looks beyond lockdown. The excellent hosting of journalist Matteo Bordone, with simultaneous translation in English, saw the participation of numerous guests at its microphone, including Nigel Tapper, climatologist and member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on  Climate Change, the organization winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007); Alice Bodreau, Global Partners Manager at Ellen MacArthur Foundation (whose mission is to accelerate the transition to circular economy); SDA Bocconi‘s Professor Enzo Baglieri, coordinator of the first industry 4.0 supply chain project in Italy, together with Federazione Carta e Grafica; the members of the supply chain with two roundtable discussions between technology manufacturers, printers and brand owners the calibre of Uteco, HP, SIT, Sacchital, Barilla and Orogel; the most representative industry associations at global level  such as Intergraf (Europe), APTech (USA), Peiac (China), Ipama (India), Picon (UK) illustrating industrial and economic trends and perspectives in the printing and packaging world in their countries.

During the event, Andrea Briganti, General Manager of Acimga and Federazione Carta e Grafica announced the new dates of the Print4All fair to be held at Fiera Milano, from 3 to 6 May 2022, as part of The Innovation Alliance.

“It is time to communicate that Italy’s printing and packaging industry is back on its feet again in the name of industry 4.0, circular economy, and sustainability, the main themes of this Print4All Conference – explains Andrea Briganti -. Covid-19 has made everyone aware of the importance of these sectors, which have continued to work even during the lockdown to provide packaging to the food and pharma supply chains. Print4All Conference marks a turning point, looking at the future towards an increasingly sustainable supply chain more and more integrated into the 4.0 paradigm.”

Print4All Conference – Future Factory is organized by Acimga (Italian Manufacturers Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry) with the support of Argi (Italian Association for Graphic Industry Suppliers) and ITA – Italian Trade Agency of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Conference takes place every year and acts as a tow and bridge to the next edition of the Print4All fair.

Acimga is the association inside Confindustria representing all printing, packaging and converting technologies, uniting 80 companies for an industrial sector worth about 3 billion in turnover, 60% of which from exports. Italy is in the top 3 manufacturers for these machines globally (along with Germany and China) with its strengths being mechanical technologies, combined with the latest electronic technologies.

Print4All Conference 2020 took place in live streaming from Milan: watch the backstage video