F – The 9th edition of CTCO was staged parallel to the 4th edition of C!print from January 26-28, 2016 at the Euroexpo Exhibition Centre in Lyon. The event organised by the Lyon-based publishing company, 656, is divided up into three segments: Promotional products players and suppliers of promotional textiles – these two areas are differentiated between in Southern Europe – presented their products and services in their own separate hall at the CTCO. According to the official figures, 260 suppliers presented their portfolios. The printing companies were located in a second hall with separate, controlled admission – all of the big names were represented. According to the official records, the approx. 230 suppliers were enhanced by 45 communication and service specialists in an integrated zone. Both events were accompanied by a programme of seminars, lectures and discussions.
According to the official figures over the three days of the event, 9,070 people visited the CTCO (2015: 8,894 visitors) and a positive mood of change prevailed. The exhibitors, organisers and visitors – who were incidentally not only French – were thoroughly satisfied. Remarkable: the fantastic, well-attended party on the evening of the second day of the show that was held in the lobby. The next edition of the CTCO + C!print will be staged in Lyon from January 31-February 2, 2017.
A detailed report will be published in eppi magazine, No. 109 (February 17, 2016).