I – From January 18-20, 2012 the pte – Promotion Trade Exhibition – that is organised by the publishing company O.P.S. took place in Milan. According to the official figures over 150 exhibitors or brands presented their wares and fares in Hall 3 of the Milan City Exhibition Centre – Porta Teodorico. Special lectures and seminars on customising techniques were also offered – from screen and pad printing through to embroidery and laser engraving. The corresponding exhibitors had their own areas. The official attendance figures were not available at the time of going to press. However, the fair was evidently well-attended, there were namely plenty of visitors at the stand on the second day of the show. There were quite a few new exhibitors – predominantly from German and the Netherlands, otherwise in particular Italian full-stock suppliers and specialists made up the exhibitor mix in addition to the importers. A positive working atmosphere prevailed at the show. The organisers, exhibitors and visitors all made a satisfied impression. The show set positive accents for the Italian market at the beginning of the season.
A detailed report will follow in eppi magazine No. 85 (February 15, 2012); photos are available in advance in the Galleries.