The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) has launched its Autumn Conference which will seek to tackle critical trends affecting the UK print industry.

The event will take place on 1 September 2022 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, and the theme will be ‘Print in Balance – Supporting People and our Planet’. The conference will address how businesses can increase their environmental sustainability and how to ensure they are protecting the productivity and health of their teams by implementing well-being practices at work.

Running concurrently with the event, a supplier expo – showcasing all the latest media and technology – will take place with companies such as Antalis, BCR Associates, Canon, Duplo, Fujifilm, HP, Imprint MIS, Konica Minolta, PrintIQ, Tharstern, Vivid, Worksthing, Xerox and XMPie.

General manager of the IPIA Brendan Perring said, ‘It’s becoming ever more critical that print businesses and our entire supply chain understand what it really means to be sustainable. The conference will seek to educate delegates and provide tangible tools to help them make informed decisions about how to reduce their carbon footprint, get ahead of impending Government legislation and affect positive change within their organisation.’

Another topic on the agenda will be how to maximise well-being at work. The IPIA argues the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a cultural shift in how people view their work/life balance and what motivates them and influences their productivity. Speakers will advise on how to create a healthy environment where workplace stress is reduced, productivity is increased, and employees feel valued and supported.

The IPIA’s Autumn Conference starts at 9am for networking, before the programme starts at 10am and concludes at 5pm. The full line-up of speakers is yet to be announced. Tickets start from £66 including food and refreshments.