F – This year’s edition of the CT|CO, the fourth event of its kind, was held from February 5-7, 2013. The show venue was, as usual, the Eurexpo in Lyon. Whereas a new exhibition zone had been integrated into the exhibition last year – large surface printing and customising machines – a new concept was introduced to the show this year: Parallel to the exhibition zone CT – for promotional textiles, indicated by a green carpet – and CO – for promotional products coordinated in blue – both of which occupied one hall together, the C!print was held for the first time in an adjacent hall. Accessible via separate entrances this part of the exhibitions was dedicated to printing specialists and the suppliers of customising machines, accompanied by diverse workshops and forums on special themes including screen printing or embroidery.
Also remarkable again this year: the excellent planning of the organisers 656 Editions and the detailed implementation. Extremely popular: the spacious lounge areas in both halls including free catering for exhibitors and VIP visitors. Guillaume Abou, CEO 656 Editions: “In total we had 360 exhibitors here in the two halls this year. 130 companies exhibited at the C!print, including printers and customising specialists.” According to official sources, 8,351 visitors came to this year’s CT|CO (approx. 10% more than 2012) and 7,026 visitors came to C!print.
A detailed report will appear in eppi magazine No. 92 (April 3, 2013)