Smithers Pira to present digital print forecast at the Global Wallcoverings Association’s Annual Congress in Budapest

Smithers Pira, the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, has announced that one of their print experts will be presenting at the Global Wallcoverings Association’s (IGI) Annual Congress on 31 May to 3 June 2019.

Delegates of IGI’s Annual Congress, held this year in Budapest, are CEOs, owners and managing directors of wallcoverings manufacturing companies, as well as suppliers to the industry. The aim of the event is to provide business leaders with the framework to exchange ideas and network during four days of business and social functions. Key industry leaders come from all over the world including: Europe, Russia, China, Korea and the US.

Paul Ewing, Smithers Pira’s Associate Print Consultant, will be sharing key insights and trends into the current and future of the global wallcoverings industry. With exclusive market data from the recent Smithers Pira multi-client research study, The Future of Digital Printing for Wallpaper and Décor to 2023, Paul’s presentation covers the outlook for digital printing in wallpaper and decor applications, including:

  • Digital printing market forecasts to 2023
  • Underlying drivers in the market, including demand and technology factors
  • Key factors differentiating wallpaper and decor applications from other digital print applications - including technology, regulatory and other factors
  • End market trends and recent developments.

Paul Ewing is an Associate Consultant and author for Smithers Pira. He has 15 years of inkjet industry experience at VP and director level with leading companies involved in inkjet, such as Fujifilm, Avecia and Zeneca. His leadership roles include heading strategy development across inkjet businesses; leading business development teams; and running large cross-functional, multi-site R&D departments.  He has led the development of many inks, colourants and other materials that have gone into flagship inkjet OEM printers in diverse print markets including home, office, graphics, and industrial applications.

Find out more about the Global Wallcoverings Association and their Annual Congress 

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Providing world-leading expertise and market intelligence, the company offers a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in the UK and US.

The company’s market reports provide an independent and expert view of emerging markets, technologies and factors which will affect the packaging, paper and print industries. Each report contains a qualitative and quantitative five-year market forecast, including a comprehensive analysis of customers and providers to each market.

Smithers Pira also provides bespoke consultancy services, helping companies to solve a specific business need. Its specialist research team can assist with market sizing and forecasting, market segmentation, market entry studies, and surveys, enabling businesses to identify new profitable opportunities and niche markets, understand unmet needs, and benchmark against competitors.

About the Global Wallcoverings Association (IGI)

IGI – the Global Wallcoverings Association is an International Association headquartered in Brussels, founded in 1950 as a not-for-profit organisation committed to representing key players and decision makers in the wallcoverings industry.


Notes for Editors            

‘Multi-Client Study: The Future of Digital Printing for Wallpaper and Décor to 2023 £10,000 

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