Following the success of the inaugural FuturePrint Virtual Summit in June of this year, the second edition of the forward-thinking event will take place over five days from Monday, October 12 to Friday, October 16. The first day of the event will be dedicated to ‘Young Guns in Print,’ celebrating print’s young leaders, highlighting entrepreneurs and innovation, and exploring how to attract, retain and empower young talent in print. During the June summit, more than 55% of attendees were 18 to 35 years of age, leading event organizers FM Future to build a day of targeted content into the speaker program that appeals to and inspires younger people in the industry. The entire first day will feature presentations and interviews featuring under 35s in a broad range of roles, sectors and locations – as well as in-depth panels exploring the opportunities and challenges facing young people in today’s printing and graphic arts industry.
“We were very happy to see that young people made up a significant proportion of attendees during the first summit, and wanted to ensure that our mission to provide free, engaging and valuable content extended to the future leaders of the print industry,” said Marcus Timson, co-owner of event organizer FM Future. “The line-up of young talent is fantastic. And as well as being useful to young people, the ‘Young Guns in Print’ content program is sure to be incredibly beneficial to seasoned print professionals too. It’s an amazing way to kick off five days of insight and innovation.” ‘Young Guns in Print’ will features speakers from Landa, Bluetree Group, Cambridge University, Xaar, Solimar Systems, Epson Europe, Avery Dennison, Print.com and many more.
FM Future is a business development and communications consultancy dedicated to helping innovators grow their businesses through the power of thought leadership, storytelling and communication. Owned by Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson, the business is built upon years of experience innovating and launching new events and brands in both printing technology and event management.