F – The 5th edition of the CTCO is scheduled to take place at the Eurexpo Exhibition Centre in Lyon from February 4-7, 2014. The organisers, the French publishing company 656 Editions, is expecting to record further growth and is anticipating around 230 exhibitors and 9,000 trade visitors (2013: 218 exhibitors, 8,351 visitors).
As always, the trade fair for promotional products and textiles will be accompanied by a diversified supporting programme. For example, the most original product novelties will be showcased in a special exhibition. “Speed Demos“, live videos and web animations created in cooperation with the industry service provider, European Sourcing, will convey know-how on customising technologies.
In order to make it easier for promotional products distributors to establish contacts to the service providers in the technical sector, the organisers are staging the “Business Platform“ in the lobby area of the CTCO for the very first time: The special area will accommodate approx. 40 service providers from the printing, personaliation, branding, POS advertising, e-business, graphic design and further education sectors.
Finally, the C!Print, where printing specialists and the suppliers of customising machines present their services, is being held parallel to the CTCO for the second year in a row.