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      FESPA launches Middle East event

        On 28 March 2023,                                                inspire and stimulate the   architects, and  visual
      FESPA has launched FESPA                                           Middle Easts’ print, signage   communications
      Middle East, a new event                                           and visual communications   professionals from the
      serving the speciality print,                                      community with a FESPA   Middle East, Africa and
      signage and visual                                                 event.”               South Asia. FESPA has
      communications                                                      Like FESPA’s established   selected the location of the
      community in the Middle                                            regional events in Eurasia   Middle East event to attract
      East and Africa regions. The                                       (I stanb ul), Afric a   the regional print industry
      first edition of the annual                                        (Johannesburg), Central   from a wide geographical
      exhibition will take place at                                      America (Mexico City) and   area, which have a
      Dubai Exhibition Centre,                                           Brazil (Sao Paolo), FESPA   combined population of
                                                                         Middle East will provide an
      United Arab Emirates, from                                         important, targeted sales   over 57.2 million and a GDP
      29 to 31 January 2024. The   New Middle East event to serve growing print & signage market  and marketing platform for   of over $4.37 trillion.
      exhibition is expected to   comments: “Major vendors   recovery, alongside the   exhibitors including   FESPA has appointed an
      welcome over 100 global   have been expressing a  region’s renowned core   principal suppliers and   experienced exhibitions
      brands. At the event, FESPA   strong appetite for a   industries. Landmark events   distributors of equipment,   team in Dubai to sell and
      will host the first World   content-led FESPA event in  have recently showcased the   software, media and   promote the new event,
      Wrap Masters competition   the Middle East for some   region’s capacity to serve   consumables for digital,   supported by the resources
      in the Middle East, a   time, matched by demand   international visitors with   screen, textile printing and   and expertise of the global
      Sustainability Spotlight   from the leading speciality  world-class facilities.   sign-making. The visitor   sales teams based out of UK,
      educational feature, a   print service providers. It’s a  Through our recent FLEX   audience will comprise of   USA, Brazil, Mexico,
                                                                         large format digital printers,
      conference and technical   market that continues to   Summit and our increasing   textile printers, print service   Turkey, South Africa,
      training programme and a   show solid year-on-year   FESPA Direct membership   providers, fleet graphics   Thailand and China. For
      Club FESPA Lounge for   growth, with key sectors   in MEA, we’re establishing   producers, sign-makers and   further information about
      FESPA Direct (MEA group)   such as tourism and   FESPA’s brand in this   fabricators, brand owners   FESPA Middle East, visit:
      members to network.   property demonstrating   region, and we believe that   and creative agencies,   https://www.
        FESPA CEO Neil Felton   healthy post-COVID   now’s the perfect time to  interior designers and

      Canon launches its 2023 Student Development Programme

        Canon Middle East has                                                    EPA will select the initial   Student Development
      once again opened its                                              100-strong cohort of the   Programme 2023 and will
      prestigious Canon Student                                          region’s most promising   be notified by 5th May 2023.
      Development Programme                                              young visual storytellers.   The selected 100 students
      (CSDP) for applications,                                            Submissions are invited   will be partnered up with
      marking its seventh iteration                                      until 16th April 2023 and   one of the programme’s
      of the programme that has                                          aspirants can fill the online   expert mentors, with the
      supported hundreds of                                              form and add their portfolio   aim to discuss their current
      aspiring photographers in                                                                work and longer-term
      taking the first vital steps                                       within the genre of   career aspirations in
      towards a career in                                                photojournalism or
      photojournalism. The                                               documentary photography.   dedicated one-to-one
      exposure to experienced   100 participants will be accepted onto the 2023 CSDP programme   They will need an ID and an   sessions. Virtual reviews
                                                                         adequate proficiency in
      professionals from the                                             English to take part. With a   throughout summer will
      photographic community,   careers.           academic year. A further 10   maximum of two projects,   help refine their portfolio
      the opportunity to attend   The programme is open to   places are available for talent   submissions can comprise   and project synopsis – with
      key industry events, and for   students and interns1   nominated by industry   up to 20 images each, a   a particular focus on
      learning and development.   residing in the Middle East   professionals, regardless of   description of the project(s),   exploring different editing
      This year’s programme again   who are at least 18 years of   where they are in their   image captions and  a   options and ways to further
      offers financial support and   age on 16th April 2023, or   education journey. A panel   personal bio.   strengthen narrative skills
      gives young photographers a   those who have completed   of editors from Getty   100 participants will be   and develop authorial
      platform to launch their   their course in the 2022-23   Images, Reuters, AFP and   accepted onto the Canon   signatures.

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