The Knowledge Centre

The Printwear & Promotion LIVE! seminar programme is a first class source of free information and advice delivered by expert speakers. Topics covered in The Knowledge Centre include advice for start-ups, marketing and upskilling.

To view the programme for each day just click on the below links.

 

Sunday, April 24

11.30am Find out how personalisation and software go hand in hand to help you achieve success selling online

Michal Gembrowicz, DecoNetwork

This session will show you how you can grow your print and embroidery business by offering personalisation while using state-of-the-art online design software. Personalisation is continuing to grow at a very fast pace for the garment decoration industry. If you are offering this service or thinking of offering this service you will be amazed at how quickly you can turn your online business into a successful money-making machine.

With Michal Gembrowicz, UK and Europe sales manager, DecoNetwork.

12.30pm From the spare room to the print room: How my little desktop cutter turned my hobby into a full-time business

Alex Liggett, The Vinyl Guys

Just a few years ago I had a full-time career which was nothing at all to do with the print industry. I loved what I did, but at home I had a little vinyl cutter that had started to earn me some extra money and had somehow turned itself into a side business that just kept growing. Fast forward a few years and now I employ three members of staff. We have six amazing Roland machines and a workshop full of top of the range finishing equipment all producing a huge range of custom print products for our thousands of customers. I run Print Business Growth Workshops, training courses for Roland and have delivered talks, presentations and courses all about my journey with the intention of helping others who find themselves in the same position I was just a few years ago.

With Alex Liggett, owner, The Vinyl Guys.

1.30pm The future of on demand

Phil Oakley, Kornit Digital

In this seminar Phil will highlight the size of the issue of textile waste on sustainability. He will explore what drives this and the issues and challenges that legacy business models are currently facing. He will discuss the alternatives to this, including on-demand and digital printing and local manufacturing. All of this while focusing on the net result of sustainability.

With Phil Oakley, UK & Ireland country manager, Kornit Digital.

2.30pm What you need to know about Instagram in 2022

Estelle Keeber, Immortal Monkey

Instagram is one of the fastest changing social media platforms and it can be hard to stay up to date. Join us for a fun, interactive and value packed presentation where you will learn all you need to know about growing your business on Instagram in 2022.

With Estelle Keeber, Instagram expert and founder, Immortal Monkey.

3.30pm The importance of upskilling

Richard Barrow, Roland DG

Integrating new technologies, improving your deliverables, reducing production waste or keeping your teams motivated, training plays a key part in any successful business. Richard will demonstrate the Roland DG Academy portal and highlight the importance of training within the ever-changing world of inkjet production.

With Richard Barrow, head of Academy and Creative Centres, Roland DG EMEA.

Monday, April 25

11.30am The importance of upskilling

Richard Barrow, Roland DG

Integrating new technologies, improving your deliverables, reducing production waste or keeping your teams motivated, training plays a key part in any successful business. Richard will demonstrate the Roland DG Academy portal and highlight the importance of training within the ever-changing world of inkjet production.

With Richard Barrow, head of Academy and Creative Centres, Roland DG EMEA.

12.30pm The ever-changing world of sustainable and organic – what it means for your business

Laura Parrott, Mantis World

This session will cover the following:

  • Why is organic so good for us all?
  • What is causing the global supply crisis of organic and how can manufacturers bridge the gap?
  • What does this mean for decorators? Price, availability and labelling.
  • New legislation for UK and EU businesses: What is the Green Claims Code?
  • Telling the story and spreading the good news to your customers.

With Laura Parrott, brand ambassador, Mantis World.

1.30pm What you need to know about Instagram in 2022

Estelle Keeber, Immortal Monkey

Instagram is one of the fastest changing social media platforms and it can be hard to stay up to date. Join us for a fun, interactive and value packed presentation where you will learn all you need to know about growing your business on Instagram in 2022.

With Estelle Keeber, Instagram expert and founder, Immortal Monkey.

2.30pm Grow profit online: Attract, engage, sell to and grow repeat business

Javan Bramhall, Digital Glue

In this seminar, Javan will discuss how you can create an online marketing model for your business which brings new customers from interest all the way through to action, and then build communication with them which keeps them coming back. He will look at: Choosing the right online advertising for you (Google/ socials and what else?), keeping potential customers engaged, ensuring your website converts and email marketing done the right way.

With Javan Bramhall, founder, Digital Glue.

3.30pm The future of on demand

Phil Oakley, Kornit Digital

In this seminar Phil will highlight the size of the issue of textile waste on sustainability. He will explore what drives this and the issues and challenges that legacy business models are currently facing. He will discuss the alternatives to this, including on-demand and digital printing and local manufacturing. All of this while focusing on the net result of sustainability.

With Phil Oakley, UK & Ireland country manager, Kornit Digital.

Tuesday, April 26

11.30am From the spare room to the print room: How my little desktop cutter turned my hobby into a full-time business

Alex Liggett, The Vinyl Guys

Just a few years ago I had a full-time career which was nothing at all to do with the print industry. I loved what I did, but at home I had a little vinyl cutter that had started to earn me some extra money and had somehow turned itself into a side business that just kept growing. Fast forward a few years and now I employ three members of staff. We have six amazing Roland machines and a workshop full of top of the range finishing equipment all producing a huge range of custom print products for our thousands of customers. I run Print Business Growth Workshops, training courses for Roland and have delivered talks, presentations and courses all about my journey with the intention of helping others who find themselves in the same position I was just a few years ago.

With Alex Liggett, owner, The Vinyl Guys.

12.30pm Grow profit online: Attract, engage, sell to and grow repeat business

Javan Bramhall, Digital Glue

In this seminar, Javan will discuss how you can create an online marketing model for your business which brings new customers from interest all the way through to action, and then build communication with them which keeps them coming back. He will look at: Choosing the right online advertising for you (Google/ socials and what else?), keeping potential customers engaged, ensuring your website converts and email marketing done the right way.

With Javan Bramhall, founder, Digital Glue.

1.30pm Find out how personalisation and software go hand in hand to help you achieve success selling online

Michal Gembrowicz, DecoNetwork

This session will show you how you can grow your print and embroidery business by offering personalisation while using state-of-the-art online design software. Personalisation is continuing to grow at a very fast pace for the garment decoration industry. If you are offering this service or thinking of offering this service you will be amazed at how quickly you can turn your online business into a successful money-making machine.    

With Michal Gembrowicz, UK and Europe sales manager, DecoNetwork.

2.30pm The ever-changing world of sustainable and organic – what it means for your business

Laura Parrott, Mantis World

This session will cover the following:

  • Why is organic so good for us all?
  • What is causing the global supply crisis of organic and how can manufacturers bridge the gap?
  • What does this mean for decorators? Price, availability and labelling.
  • New legislation for UK and EU businesses: What is the Green Claims Code?
  • Telling the story and spreading the good news to your customers.

With Laura Parrott, brand ambassador, Mantis World.

 

The Knowledge Centre is located on stand G52. Each session lasts 30 minutes with time to ask questions. Seats fill up fast so please arrive early to guarantee your place.

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