The GAPP Conference, a printing, packaging and signage conference taking place at Nasrec on 16 March 2016, will be held In Association with Nashua.
The Conference, which features leading business, political and industry commentators and speakers will be held in conjunction with The GAPP Print Expo trade show taking place at Nasrec from 15 to 18 March as part of the Propak Africa show.
Said Jessica Midlane, Brand Manager at Nashua, ‘The coming together of like-minded and business-savvy individuals in the Production Print industry in South Africa has previously been limited to large and impersonal gatherings. The world-class knowledge share and level of expertise at The GAPP Conference promises not only to be hugely informative, but will also give the chance for these individuals to share experiences and network on a level that holds true value.’
The GAPP Conference will be held in the Black Eagle Room at Nasrec and will include tea breaks, lunch and the opportunity to interact with speakers. Proceedings for the day will be managed by the Master of Ceremonies Derek Watts, award-winning journalist and anchor of MNET’s Carte Blanche. He will be joined by Justice Malala who will outline the political state of the country and what we can expect in the run-up to the elections scheduled for next year. Alec Hogg will give an overview of the economic climate in the country and where South Africa finds itself as part of the world economy.
These two well-known business analysts will be accompanied by industry speakers Linda Jackson focusing on the role played by standards in the packaging industry, Mike Horsten who will look at the large-format printing and signage market and, Laurel Brunner who will address the state of the international printing industry.
Brent Gehlig, Product Manager for Production Printing at Nashua added, ‘2016 is an important year for Nashua – our business has been structured so that we can actively concentrate on our eight lines of business – Production Print being one of them. The technology that Nashua can offer to both existing and potential clients in this arena is world class, and we are excited to show the market our capabilities through the sponsorship of The GAPP Conference. This combined with the super mix of leading experts on the relevant subject matter and the opportunity to provide real value to our existing and potential clients makes this an ideal opportunity for Nashua.’
Said Vikesh Roopchand, managing director of Sentient Events – a subsidiary of Sentient Publishing, ‘We are delighted to have Nashua as the Platinum Sponsor for the inaugural staging of The GAPP Conference. We believe we have attracted speakers and commentators of the highest calibre to offer delegates valuable information for the future of their businesses. We have addressed the main sectors of the industry and also business in the South African context. We would like to express our thanks to Nashua for this sponsorship and henceforth the 2016 conference will be known as The GAPP Conference in Association with Nashua.’
For more information on The GAPP Conference, how to become a sponsor or to reserve your seat visit www.sentientevents.co.za or contact Sentient Events on 011 475 5095.