Print4All Conference – Future Factory

The response from the international printing, converting, and packaging community at Print4AllConference – Future Factory,  held 24 June, was very favourable: more than 1200 participants, a third of which foreign, attended the online event. Thirty accred-
ited international magazines and about 50 journalists attended the press conference following the webinar. There Andrea Briganti, General Manager of Acimga, announced that the tradeshow planned for 2021 would be postponed to 3-6 May 2022. The organizers of The Innovation Alliance based their decision on the extraordinary situation of these past months, which has drastically changed the international calendar of trade fairs in 2020-2021. The idea was to meet the needs of its sector and avoid overlaps with other events that would have put companies and operators in difficulty. Of the other trade shows part of The Innovation Alliance, Ipack-IMA, and Intralogistica Italia will also be rescheduled to the May date in 2022. However, PLAST and Meat-Tech will be held in 2021, but during different dates. PLAST is scheduled for 4-7 May 2021. In spite of this temporal separation, the original concept of combining these shows throughout the supply chain into The Innovation Alliance will still be kept up through dedicated cross-cutting events to be held throughout the next two years. These new schedules are a temporary alternative, born from the awareness of being able in this way to support the investment choices of companies, without questioning the value of synergy between these events, that together represent the best of industrial mechanics combined in a virtual supply chain.