‘Creating the right impression’ | Glasgow | 4–7 June 2017

The theme reflects what we do in so many ways 

If a phrase could some up what our members do ‘Creating the right impression’ hits the nail right on the head. And not just because we print marks on paper that demand precision, accuracy and consistency from the very first sheet off the press to on-schedule delivery.

‘Creating the right impression’ is also about appealing to hearts and minds – changing perceptions, raising profiles and generating income. Not just the perceptions of the customers our unit’s serve directly (our academic and support staff, our students and our external clients), but also helping to influence how our institutions are perceived by the world. We play a supporting role in attracting the highest calibre students and staff, in bolstering our universities positions in league tables, in stimulating philanthropic giving, in contributing to scooping ever-more-significant awards, in showcasing the best of our research, in increasing student satisfaction – that leads to improved student survey results – and in demonstrating how our institutions fit responsibly into both the local communities they serve and the global market they now find themselves in.

And the pressure to create the right impression has never been greater.

We have to be able to demonstrate and articulate the funds we save, the value we bring and the benefits of our services to:

  • our universities – given the pressures on budgets (finance and procurement)
  • our unit’s customers – that can all choose to take their custom elsewhere
  • our units’ own staff – who we want to develop and retain
  • our line managers – who we want to recognise us personally
  • and, perhaps most importantly, our institutions’ diverse and increasingly-mobile customers and stakeholders

Think you can afford not to join in Glasgow because you’re too busy? Think again.

We’ll be discussing what your competitors are doing to stay a step ahead and add value. Whether it’s improving their student satisfaction with easier-to-use online print storefronts or introducing new products, driving efficiencies through printing exam papers more efficiently on better machines, or cleverly integrating printed collateral into into brand-building marketing campaigns  – we’ll be talking about ‘creating the right impression’.

You’ll leave full of fresh ideas, better prepared to tackle the challenges ahead and closer to a supportive network of creative and print professionals.

Whichever road you take (high or low) – we’ll see you in Scotland in June

A warm Scottish welcome at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

It’s a cracking conference venue on the picturesque banks of the River Clyde. Located conveniently only 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport, you’ll enjoy 4-star accommodation in Scotland’s vibrant and bustling second city.

There‘ll be around 20 suppliers exhibiting – all relevant to what you do and wanting to listen to how they can help you achieve your goals – and around 50–60 delegates.

There’s a packed programme of presentations planned including sessions that you’ve told us you want to see again. The programme allows for ample networking and informal discussion between suppliers and delegates with developmental sessions to keep members informed of current trends across design and print.

Never been to an ACPME conference?
Don’t worry. You’ll fit right in and leave energised with new friends. Read the impressions of first time attendee Tom Green (and Colin Yeomans) from the University of Worcester here

Or download the original article, and more, in Issue One of ‘pages’  PDF here

Interested in exhibiting at conference and sponsoring the ACPME Awards?

Take a closer look at our conference packages for suppliers. It’s a unique opportunity to meet heads of service, creative and print managers and their key operational staff in one location. Discover more here 

Find out more

To advertise in our magazine, ‘pages’, please contact 
Darren Lewis, Communications Officer: 07872 417028 | apmecomms@gmail.com 

To discuss membership or annual conference please contact 
Roy Stares, ACPME Administrator: 07860 722552 | adminapme@virginmedia.com

Or feel free to contact members of our Executive 
Details here