2nd National Conference - 21st Oct Update

21 Oct 2013

Venue Coombe Abbey Hotel, Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2AB www.coombeabbey.com t: 02476 450 450

Organiser Paul Knapman paul.knapman@blueyonder.co.uk m: 07711 889347

Exhibiting Sponsors Canon Europe, Efi, Paperlinx UK, Premier Paper, Plex Display, Matrix Print & Design, The Group Scheme (FSC Certification), IPIA, PDC (Document binding), Duplo International and Presco Finishing. Paper Graphics and W3P will be sponsoring but not exhibiting.

The UKDPN www.ukdesignandprintnetwork.co.uk

The UK Design and Print Network (UKDPN) develops its members` businesses through self-help and mutual support. The organisation was originally formed by ex print franchisees who started sharing ideas in 2011 in an online forum. The group then developed by making excellent use of its collective buying power and the UK Design & Print Network formally came into being at the first national conference in 2012.

The 2nd National Conference www.ukdesignandprintnetwork.co.uk/conference

The second national UKDPN conference at which we have booked in 59 delegates from 39 members` businesses will take place at the stunning venue that is Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire www.coombeabbey.com . The conference and exhibition has attracted no less than 13 sponsors.

The emphasis on the conference floor this year is on sharing best practice ideas (web2print, cross media, delegation) and we have engaged Matthew Parker of Print and Procurement www.printandprocurement.com to talk to us about negotiating with the print buyer and John Daly of Baker Tilly to talk about exit strategy.

In the evening there will be a drinks reception hosted by Christian Fletcher, magician www.fletcher-magic.comĀ  followed by the conference dinner with entertainment by the Ian Hill & Chris Watts Duo www.ianhillmusic.co.uk .