Print Efficiently was a collaborative industry event held at the showroom of Apex Digital Graphics, featuring a dozen or more companies, each providing products or services to the modern printer. I managed the event in 2014 and 2015, a task which included the show concept and branding, marketing the event via advertising, PR and social media, plus all the logistical challenges of a show featuring multiple companies and their equipment. I also ran a seminar programme at both shows.
In the years since, mainly due to changes to the wider exhibition calendar, the principle players opted to run similar but less ambitious open house events - which I also managed.
IFS Exhibition stands
To date I have managed three major exhibition stands for my client IFS - namely PrintWeek Live at the Wasps Arena, Coventry in 2017, and The Print Show 2016 and Ipex 2017, both at the NEC in Birmingham.
The job involved coming up with stand layouts in conjunction with the client, and then working with the stand contractors to make them a reality.
“Jim has project managed several major trade show stands for us, and not only contributed to the design, planning and budgeting, he liaised with the contractors during the build phase and saw each project through to completion on site. He has also promoted and managed open house events involving a dozen or more companies. In each case the results were impressive and cost-effective."
Bryan Godwyn, Managing Director, IFS Ltd