UPM at busy PrintCity 'Connection of Competence' Moscow Seminars

PrintCity welcomed over 100 Russian visitors to its Food Packaging & Web Offset Printing 'Connection of Competence' Moscow seminars, held at the Marriott Tverskaya hotel in November 2006.

Over the two days PrintCity alliance members Adphos-Eltosch, Bobst, MAN Roland, MEGTEC, M-real, Sun Chemical, UPM and Weilburger Graphics reported their experiences from the world market and offered best practice knowledge, advice and solutions to Russian food packaging, publishing and printing executives over an intensive two-day seminar series.

Russian attendees on the two seminar days gained invaluable best practice knowledge of both Food Packaging and Web Offset Printing technologies, plus they were able to network with some of the worlds' leading suppliers in these areas and meet with their own industry colleagues.

In a much more focused technology exchange environment, these PrintCity seminars allow a far deeper discussion of industry needs, solutions and customer benefits than is possible in a normal exhibition or meeting environment.

Most importantly the seminars showed the influence of all materials and equipment used in the supply & production chain, for food packaging and web offset printing.

Seminars of this type bring latest industry knowledge direct to specific customer groups, and allow a close interaction between suppliers and customers, to create new business opportunities.

Both the Food Packaging and Web Offset PrintCity seminar days were very successful, with delegates and presenters commenting as follows:

Rauno Niemelä, Vice President, Paper Sales UPM Russia, commented, "The PrintCity seminar on Web Offset Printing has now taken place in Russia for the fourth time and the attendance rate exceeded our expectations. It means that the idea of networking and uniting companies providing solutions for printers works well. The general participants' feedback was very good. One of the remaining big opportunities is to follow-up the actual visitor attendees and respond fully to their requests. We'll use this opportunity to the full."

Irina Potselueva of the Extra M printing house commented, "The information given in the seminar and the organisation was of high quality. I particularly liked the reports on the combi equipment, dryers and the different kinds of papers."

Nadezhda Sidorova of the Mozhaisk Polygraph Complex indicated, "At the moment we are implementing heatset technology and it was very interesting for us to attend the seminar."

Valery Shtolyakov of The Moscow State University of Print said, "It is extremely useful information for the Printing Equipment course that I lecture at the University."

Bernhard Fritz of ink supplier Sun Chemical stated, "The Food Packaging seminar was very well received by the attending packaging printers. Sun Chemical was fully busied to explain our concepts to attendees and we do see increased business opportunities in future in Russia."

PrintCity organises a range of seminars on topics across the Packaging, Publishing and Commercial Printing sectors of the world graphic arts & printing industry.