Six months out from opening its doors, the Visual Impact Expo in Olympics City Brisbane, is shaping up for success with well over 80% of floor space already booked and online visitor registrations now open.
The show will be the first in the sunshine state for six years, and vendors seem keen to showcase their wares in Brisbane, with the expo’s track record of proven reach, not only throughout Queensland but also into Northern NSW, the NT and beyond Australian borders into NZ, PNG and the Pacific Islands.
Supported by Platinum Sponsor Roland DG, and Gold Sponsors Avery Dennison, Epson, Graphic Art Mart, HP, Spicers and Trotec, the show has already attracted a list of exhibitors which represents most of the industry’s leading names, promising visitors a comprehensive display of everything from software and workflows, to wide-format print, fabrication, illumination, engraving, laser cutting and more.
Charly Blades, Events Manager for supplier association Visual Connections which owns and organises the show, says there are still some excellent stand spots available – but suppliers who want to take advantage of the opportunity will need to be quick, with several potential exhibitors already circling many of the prime positions which remain.
“We’ve seen excellent attendances at recent shows, with industry businesses keen to see and experience the latest technologies and innovations and make major investment decisions after enduring such long breaks during the pandemic,” she says.
“Brisbane is shaping up as no exception to this. The floorplan is looking pretty full, which is great so far out from opening and we have already received our first registrations after opening bookings this week. Clearly there are business owners who are already looking forward to taking advantage of all the opportunities available to them in Brisbane.”
Creating expert connections
As always, says Blades, there will be an educational element to the show, but this year the focus is on delivering maximum value for minimum investment of time, with a program the organisers are calling ‘Expert Connections.’
“Visual Impact runs for three days, and we know that many visitors can afford only limited time away from their businesses to attend,” Charly explains, “so the sessions in our Connections Centre will be short, snappy and laser-focused on the topic at hand, whether that’s economic or business updates, market trends, expert opinions, or sessions on various technologies and innovations.”
“The idea is to make sure visitors can gather plenty of knowledge, insights and ideas, as well as connect with experts who can really deliver value to their business, without taking too much time away from the exhibition itself.”
Visitors will also have a chance to see the very latest innovations from exhibitors, including Roland DG, Mimaki, Elizabeth Machines, Sign Essentials, Ball & Doggett and Celmac, Currie Group, HP, Wilenco and Amari Visual. Other sizeable displays are being planned by Alfex CNC, Avery Dennison, Creative Graphic Supplies, Epson, Graphic Art Mart, Multicam, Mutoh, PHE, Pozitive, Smartech, Spicers and Trotec.
These will be complemented by a host of other, smaller displays covering a huge range of innovations, from names like Adzon, Amari Visual, Arlon, Digital FX Machinery, Eventech, Goodsense, Interone, Lettertech, M-Power Software, O’Brien Engineering, Poli-Tape, Print IQ, Pulse Laser Systems, SaLED, SAS, Stick On Signs, Thunder Laser, Velflex, Worldkougei Inc and Zoom Tec.
Visual Impact Brisbane will run from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July, and from 9am to 4pm on Friday 19th July, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank. Click here to find out more and view the latest floorplan, or register to attend by clicking THIS LINK.