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Feb 8, 2010 12:00 AM
George Clarke, president of Ipex 2010, is managing director of Heidelberg UK. George will celebrate his 25th anniversary with Heidelberg, this year.
Clarke is a leader within PICON, the graphic arts supplier’s organization in the UK, which sold the Ipex show to exhibition organiser IIR Exhibitions, an Informa business, in 2006. This is his sixth Ipex. Since his first Ipex in 1993 he has always been with Heidelberg, initially as finance director but then as sales director and managing director.
Trevor Crawford, event director of Ipex, says, “George probably has more experience of major trade shows, such as Ipex, than anyone else in the industry. He has always shown great loyalty and support to Ipex and been very much part of its international development. His knowledge and understanding of the industry is second to none and his no nonsense approach makes him an excellent barometer of what will, and what will not, work.”
Roger Pitt, managing director of magazine and commercial printer Headley Brothers, says: “George has extensive experience in the printing industry and has successfully steered Heidelberg UK through changing market conditions. As part of an international graphic arts group he has a global perspective and he is well respected by staff, customers and even competing suppliers. He is a quietly effective figurehead for Ipex 2010.”
Ipex runs at the Birmingham NEC from 18 to 25 May