Full House & Packed Program for Visual Impact Brisbane

Full House & Packed Program for Visual Impact Brisbane

Visual Connections has confirmed that all stands for the Visual Impact Expo at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in July are now 100% booked, with a full house of suppliers ready to showcase their latest equipment, systems and services. The organiser also confirmed they are expecting record attendance.

The exhibition showcase will cover a diverse range of solutions, from signage and displays to wide-format printing, textile printing, LED and illumination, fabrication, routing, engraving and laser cutting, software and workflows.

Leading names who have taken the largest stands include Ball & Doggett, Mimaki Australia and Roland DG, Celmac, Elizabeth Machines, Sign Essentials, Epson Australia, Graphic Art Mart, HP, Multicam and Wilenco.

They will be joined by Smartech, Spicers, Alfex CNC, Amari Visual Solutions, Avery Dennison, Creative Graphic Supplies, Currie Group, Bannermate, Lettertech Australia, Paper Handling Equipment, Stick On Signs and Trotec Laser.

Velflex, Mutoh, Pozitive and Neofoam will also have sizeable stands, as will Adzon, Arlon, Banner Brother, Complete Signage Installation, Dakco LED, Digital FX, Eventec, i-Create Laser Cutting & Engraving, Interone, M-Power Software, O’Brien Engineering, Prime Graphics, Print IQ, Pulse Laser Systems, SALed, SAS, Signovate, Sign To Badge Solutions, Worldkougei, Zoometc, as well as Australian Skills Management Institute, Ecolease and Finance@Work.

“The floorplan is looking like a really good balance between the larger suppliers with multiple solutions and product lines, and the smaller local and international exhibitors who always bring a range of resources, affiliations, solutions and options which are invaluable to industry businesses and ideally complement the offerings of the bigger names,” says Charley Blades, Event Manager, Visual Connections.

The comprehensive showcase will be complemented by a busy program of ‘Connections Sessions’ – short, sharp and focused mini-seminars that will centre around connecting industry businesses with the people, ideas and information they need to build business success…while maximising the value of their time at the show.

“We know how pressed for time industry businesses are and how difficult it can be to get away from the office,” Blades adds, “That puts the onus on us to deliver as much value as we can in the limited time people can make available to attend.

“We are doing that with this educational element by offering shorter, more focused sessions in a comfortable, conversational environment. In addition to giving visitors the chance to gather a lot of information, insights, and ideas in a short space of time, the sessions are also designed to start conversations by connecting industry decision-makers with experts who can help them build their business success.”

The full program is still being finalised, but sessions are already locked in on subjects of wide-ranging interest, from workforce satisfaction, apprenticeships and training, and sustainability to more targeted expert sessions on topics like heat printing and décor applications.

The popular Try-A-Trade activities will also be back for the Brisbane show, with Visual Connections partnering with Brisbane TAFE and various sponsors to present a pared-down version of the new ‘Sign & Print Career Connections’ program.

“The full stand will actually be in transit to Perth in July to give us time to prepare for the West Australian Careers & Employment Expo,” Blades says, “but we’ve designated a sizeable area at the Brisbane show to keep the momentum going in terms of attracting and engaging new talent.

“Students will be able to try their hand at a range of industry-related tasks under the watchful eye of TAFE trainers, current apprentices and industry volunteers, and careers advisors Tina Mavris and John Watters from AusSIP will be on hand to talk to students about career opportunities.

“We will have plenty of Sign & Print Career Connections brochures, as well as our new online resources, available for those interested,” she added.

Visitors interested in new opportunities for their signage businesses will also be able to try the latest channel letter bending solutions at daily Channel Lettering Workshops, run by LetterTech Australia in partnership with Bounce LED. Registration of $25 per person covers a full overview of what channel lettering and 3D illumination using LEDs can bring to your business and a full demonstration of how easy these technologies are to use– reserve your place here.

With much to see and do, Visual Connections expects the industry to come out in force to take advantage of the first Brisbane show in more than six years.

“Attendance numbers for our exhibitions have been really strong in the past couple of years, with people keen to take any available opportunities to acquaint themselves with the latest solutions,” says Blades.

Registrations are increasing in the lead-up to the show, with hundreds already taking advantage of the convenient online registration process to confirm their attendance. To join them, click here to register or view all the latest information, including the most up-to-date floor plan, on the Visual Impact website.

Visual Impact Brisbane Is sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Roland DG and Gold Sponsors Avery Dennison, Epson, Graphic Art Mart, HP, Spicers and Trotec. It will run from 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, 17 and Thursday, 18 July, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, 19 July, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank.



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