F – The 8th edition of CTCO + C!print took place at the Euroexpo exhibition grounds in Lyon from February 3-5, 2015. The event organised by the Lyon-based publishing company, 656 Éditions, was divided up into three segments: 248 exhibitors (2014: 236 exhibitors) showcased their portfolios at the CTCO – where the promotional products players and promotional textile companies were differentiated between using blue and green carpets. A spacious lounge with a bar located in the middle of the hall offered a place of retreat and the opportunity for mutual exchange. In the “Creative Corner”, embellishers such as the well-known screen print specialist Charlie demonstrated their skills. According to official sources, 656 Éditions was able to welcome 8,894 visitors in total (2014: 8,703 visitors). The show not only attracted visitors from France, but indeed from all over Europe.
Furthermore, in the lobby area, the “Plateforme Image & Communication”, which united the suppliers of communication solutions, displays and POS materials, awaited the trade visitors. The visitors could access C!print, which focused on printing and customising techniques, through a separate entrance that had its own admission control system. According to the official figures, in these two segments 210 exhibitors (2014: 190 exhibitors) presented their products and services to a total of 10,435 visitors (2014: 9,043 visitors), which corresponded to a 15.5% increase in attendance compared to 2014.
The next edition of the CTCO + C!print will be staged in Lyon from January 26-28, 2016 and not as originally announced from February 2-4.
A detailed report will follow in the next issue of eppi magazine, No. 104 (April 15, 2015).