Since June 2012, a further 46 suppliers have confirmed their attendance at Ipex 2014, pushing the total number of primary exhibitors to over 200. The latest sign-ups equate to 2,500m2 of additional floorspace, with Konica Minolta committing to a 95% increase in its stand size compared to Ipex 2010. 63% of the available floorspace is now contracted.
"With 18 months to go until the show opens its doors at the London ExCeL International Exhibition and Conference Centre, the global print and communications industry is once again demonstrating its commitment to Ipex 2014," said event director Trevor Crawford who has been facing down comment that the 2014 show will suffer from the decision not to exhibit by players like HP, Agfa and Heidelberg.
"Momentum is continuing to build towards Ipex 2014, with more of the top 100 exhibitors reconfirmed for Ipex 2014 than ever before at this stage in the booking cycle. The positive feedback we continue to receive from suppliers highlights that Ipex 2014 is well on course to host at least 1,000 exhibitors from around the globe."