As part of its ongoing support for the industry, the IPIA is holding its annual awards, Recognising Excellence 2023, on 29 November in Leicestershire.

Recognising Excellence sees an expo and networking lunch take place at the Leonardo Hotel and Conference Centre, Hinckley Island, followed by a gala dinner and awards night that celebrates the innovation, achievements and hard work of industry members.

Chair of the IPIA’s events subcommittee, Matthew Ruff (sales and marketing director of mail specialist Reliance), explained the value of the event: ‘The wealth of information and education available to attendees during the Expo is very comprehensive, providing them with critical insights into how the latest print and media technology can support their growth or diversification ambitions. It is so important to take the time every so often to spend a day working on your business, and not just in it.

‘The networking lunch is then a platform for attendees to talk directly to prospective customers – no matter which part of the supply chain they come from – and potentially to generate new business and beneficial relationships.

‘For those who would like to stay on for the evening festivities, we then have a wonderful programme of amazing food, live entertainment, celebration and the chance to do further high-quality networking.’

The expo and business networking hub run from 11:00 to 15:00, with a pause for the networking lunch and the IPIA chairman’s address. The expo will feature more than 20 print technology and media exhibitors.

Tickets to the Recognising Excellence event start with a daytime pass and lunch at the Expo and Business Networking Hub, rising to a complete package including overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Leonardo Hotel.