The next steps will be with Turkey, the UK, Egypt and Algeria

The international success of Print4All Conference – Future Factory established a starting point in a journey towards the Print4All exhibition in 2022. At the June 24 event more than 1200 participants virtually gave Acimga (Italian Manufacturers Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry) the strength to keep on creating important moments of discussion on the key Future Factory themes, sustainability, and industry 4.0, through international partnerships.

In the autumn, four virtual roadshows in streaming, involving institutional and industrial communities will take place in collaboration with Egypt, the UK, Turkey, and Algeria, strengthening the important connection between countries and markets.

The first event will stream on 4th November, together with Turkey, followed by the UK on 11th November, Egypt on 10th December, and closing the season with Algeria on 16th December.

In spring 2021, a new edition of the Print4All Conference will take place in Milan, with the same idea in mind of combining physical and digital, and delivering high standard content, appealing to the whole international supply chain.

 “Print4All Conference is an opportunity for the international supply chain to come together, and the global players are always looking forward to the event, even more so in the current situation – explains Andrea Briganti General Manager of Acimga and Federazione Carta e Grafica -. This is a sign of a widespread need for moments of discussion on the industry’s future directions. Covid didn’t stop the event, and it didn’t stop our industry. The pandemic 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. Furthermore, this ability to keep on working even while a general lockdown was in place, is mainly a result of a strong industrial development in terms of industry 4.0. A production paradigm that is highly related to sustainability. This is the reason why, in our next roadshow events the focus will be on the two main themes of smart manufacturing and circular economy inside the supply chain.”

Print4All Conference – Future Factory is organized by Acimga 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.