FM Future To Host EcoPrint Summit in June 2023 in Geneva
21 December 2022: Sustainability has gone beyond a ‘nice to have’ talking point to become the defining issue of the world today. Sustainability is about preserving the future for all of us and the print industry is certainly one of many sectors having a big negative impact on the planet through its waste and emissions.
In view of this, FM Future is relaunching their EcoPrint, a sustainability Summit that took place in 2012. The Summit will be held on 6-7 June 2023, at Palexpo Expo and Convention Centre566 in Geneva. Businesses across print and packaging sectors will have the opportunity to learn from and share ideas with industry peers, sustainability experts, and other sustainability leaders. EcoPrint will support businesses to meet future challenges in a way that helps the planet, people and profit.
The flagship Geneva event agenda is taking shape, and input from the growing EcoPrint community will play an essential role in bringing a valuable, actionable content programme to life. An EcoPrint Advisory Council has been formed, with businesses across print and packaging segments invited to participate and lend their voices to the crucial conversation. PVC-free wide-format materials provider Kavalan will serve as a headline sponsor of the Geneva event.
In a statement, Nova Abbott, Chief Marketing Officer, Kavalan, said “As a business we have a mission to significantly reduce the environmental impact of signage materials by replacing high impact products such as PVC and textile signage with low impact materials: this is where EcoPrint aligns perfectly with our mission. Kavalan continues to lead the market in terms of the manufacture of environmentally positive signage, banner, POP and out of home advertising materials.”
In 2012, Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson, now of FM Future, launched the original EcoPrint event in a converted rail station in Berlin, attracting around 1000 people from across Europe. “We feel that 2023 is the perfect opportunity to relaunch the event, particularly as we are also in the midst of an energy crisis that is placing even more impetus on deploying technology for improved efficiency in production,” said Marcus Timson, co-founder, EcoPrint, adding, “We are urging organisations in the world of print and packaging to collaborate with us wherever they are in their sustainable journey.”
And Isabella de Wolf, Sustainable Business Officer, Helloprint, adds “‘Collaboration is key to succeed in the field of sustainability; let’s open the discussion and find practical, yet innovative solutions together for the future of print!”