IMI Europe and InPrint confirm strategic event partnership in run up to industrial print show in Hannover in 2014

Cambridge, UK, 26 March, 2013: IMI Europe, the European inkjet conference and education provider and FM Brooks, organiser of InPrint, the Industrial Print Show, have confirmed an event partnership that will see both events benefiting from additional content, insight and value.

Since 1991, IMI has run highly successful events focused upon inkjet innovation in the USA and Europe.

IMI Europe has been a leading community for the development of inkjet since the beginning of the technology, so it is natural development for us to form a partnership with the InPrint Show to create value for both of our communities. The industrial sector represents the next evolution for ink jet and I look forward to this partnership further enhancing the adoption of ink jet technology within industrial processes at InPrint 2014‚ says Mike Willis, Managing Director, IMI Europe.

The event partnership includes joint activities at InPrint and IMI Europe Conferences throughout 2013 and in the run up to InPrint 2014. InPrint will be running their, LIME seminar - Leadership, Innovation, Marketing, Evolution - at the IMI Europe Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2013 in Barcelona, Spain June 5-6.

Frazer Chesterman explains "We are delighted by this event partnership as we regard the IMI Europe events as first rate. Through knowledge sharing and co-creation of content such as IMI Europe's Tech Talks at InPrint, we are confident our partnership will have tremendous value for both IMI Europe and InPrint stakeholders. The fact we have in place such a credible partnership is a clear signal that InPrint is already developing into a must attend event for the industrial print sector".

InPrint 2014 continues to build on strong progress with exhibitor sales with the founder partners and exhibitors to be announced in April 2013.


About IJTS13
The Ink Jet Technology Showcase 5-6 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain will be held at the Hesperia Tower Hotel. This event is aimed at the ink jet development community, research centres, universities, commercial laboratories, government departments, and the wide range of companies developing inkjet products or using ink jet as part of manufacturing processes.

About IMI Europe
IMI Europe is the front runner in educating and advancing the inkjet industry, particularly during the major growth phase of industrial applications occurring since 2000. They organise conferences and courses, mainly about ink jet technology, with a focus upon the development and commercialisation of technology, attracting the leading component suppliers, integrators, OEMs and key end users to the best value networking events in the industry. The next major events are the Ink Jet Summer School and Ink Jet Technology Showcase in Barcelona, Spain in early June.

About FM Brooks
FM Brooks is part of the Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, one of Europe's largest independently owned industrial exhibition businesses. The company specialises in running events within niche industrial sectors from the giant sheet metal exhibition EuroBlech; to the converting show, ICE; and the sustainability in print-focussed, EcoPrint. The Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group is a leading, privately owned organiser of global exhibitions throughout the world in engineering, transport, metalworking, information technology, textiles, food and beverages, railways, construction, tunnelling, printing, converting, airport management and aviation.

Press Contacts
Kirsty Inman, Marketing Assistant
IMI Europe
Tel: +44 1223 236 920

Marcus Timson, Director & Co-founder
FM Brooks
Tel: +44 1372 370854