The GAPP Conference Sponsors announced
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
The GAPP Conference Sponsors announced
Sentient Events, a subsidiary of Sentient Publishing and organiser of The GAPP Conference, has announced the sponsorships it has received for the conference which will take place at Nasrec on 16 March as part of the Propak Africa show.

The Platinum level sponsor for the event is Nashua with the conference being known as The GAPP Conference in association with Nashua. Additional sponsorships have been received from Kemtek Imaging Systems, Konica Minolta South Africa and The SA Print Directory.

The GAPP Conference will be held in the Black Eagle Room at Nasrec and will include tea breaks, lunch and the opportunity to interact with speakers. Proceedings for the day will be managed by the Master of Ceremonies Derek Watts, award-winning journalist and anchor of MNET’s Carte Blanche. He will be joined by Justice Malala who will outline the political state of the country and what we can expect in the run-up to the elections scheduled for next year. Alec Hogg will give an overview of the economic climate in the country and where South Africa finds itself as part of the world economy. Both topics are areas of on-going concern and interest to all South African.

These two well-known business analysts will be accompanied by industry speakers Linda Jackson focusing on the role played by standards in the packaging industry, Mike Horsten who will look at the large-format printing and signage market and, Laurel Brunner who will address the state of the international printing industry.

Said Leon Minnie, Product Manager Digital Print Solutions at Konica Minolta South Africa, ‘We have put our support behind this conference because we believe it offers a unique opportunity for players in the printing, packaging and signage sectors of the local market to obtain a concise understanding of the state of the economy and the country and then, have that contextualised according to the sector of business they are in. We will be encouraging our clients to attend this conference as we believe it can help them to make reasoned and strategic decisions for the future of their companies, giving them a competitive edge in a very contested industry as well as, one that are going through massive changes.’

Said Vikesh Roopchand, managing director of Sentient Events, ‘We are delighted that some of the leading companies in the local market have put their support behind The GAPP Conference. We believe we have attracted speakers and delegates of the highest calibre to offer delegates valuable information for the future of their businesses. We have addressed the main sectors of the industry and also business in the South Africa context. We would welcome other market leaders to add their support for The GAPP Conference either through sponsorship or attendance at the event. This is the first conference of its kind in the local market and will surely give delegates a clear advantage.’

For more information on The GAPP Conference in association with Nashua, or to reserve your seat visit www.sentientevents.co.za or call 011 475 5095.