Road to Print4All 2022: From the ‘Future Factory’ A Discussion on Possible Development
14 October 2021: The journey towards Print4All 2022, the event to be held at Fiera Milano from 03-06 May, continues, marked by numerous meetings and training events organised by ACIMGA and Argi, the two promoter associations of the event. Future Factory 2021, the annual event organised by ACIMGA, was held on 15 and 16 September to bring together all the stakeholders in the printing supply chain, together with experts in economics, trends and regulations, to initiate an open discussion on the potential and new trends that the market is called upon to pursue.
The two-day “The Future at human service” event, attended by more than 150 operators in the auditorium and 700 connected via streaming, turned the spotlight on sustainability and the role of people in the world of printing, highlighting sensitivity, needs and potential, which will then be the focus of the Prin4All 2022 exhibition and training programme.
In less than five years, digitisation will have a major impact on the way we do business and manufacture, by replacing routine tasks and enhancing human intelligence and inventiveness. With the development of Industry 4.0, we will grow from the current 35 billion to 75 billion networked devices.
At this point in time, Italy has the opportunity to become a leading player in the change, but to do so it must adopt its model, which cannot be – because of our cultural characteristics – either the American model (extremely competitive) or the Chinese model (very top-down). We need an Italian approach to innovation, oriented towards a broader participation of all supply chain stakeholders in the change we are experiencing.
Consumers today are also increasingly aware: according to Ipsos data, in 10 years the number of consumers who are aware of sustainability has risen from 7% to 39%, but there is also greater sensitivity and commitment among individuals in the increasing search for “virtuous” practices.