An energising conference at Belton Woods, Lincolnshire




 in Lincolnshire – for our, long-awaited, face-to-face Annual Conference.

The 2022 theme is ‘Stronger Together’, we’ll be sharing each others’ successes and how they were achieved – highlighting best practice and looking at operational business models and strategic plans.

As always, there’ll be a range of leading industry professionals exhibiting their latest products and of course time to network – building deeper relationships with your peers and with suppliers to bolster your foundations.

You’ll return to your office energised, bursting with ideas and feeling even more part of our supportive network.

The programme has something for everyone

Discussion group topics will include:

•  Digital prospectuses – Pros and cons / no reduction in design time / cost savings over print / nothing physical for open days, events

•  Making the case for quality print in a digital environment – What can we do to keep promoting print as a vital and viable medium?

•  Environmental and sustainability issues – Can we justify print from a sustainability and environmental perspective? Is there a job to be done informing clients of the environmental sustainability of paper and the power of print?

•  Making the most of your designers’ side hustles – Most designers have a side hustle; design or illustrations they produce for themselves and their creative freedom or for more money – how can you bring that aspect into the HE/FE design studio and make it work
for you?

•  Acrobat and accessibility – Where are we with making design more accessible? How close can we get to 100% accessible?

Discussion group topics will include:

•  How remote/hybrid working affects our work •  How hybrid staff/student studies affects our work •  Budgeting for equipment •  Graduations and University events •  Working with your Social Media team •  Adobe software review •  Working with masks –  for subjects and crew •  A clear brief from clients and how much should we steer that… •  Departmental structures and service locations and responsibilities •  Charging or not charging – budget considerations for cost/non cost recovery

Plus hands-on demonstrations

Discussion group topics will include:

Managing the print fleet for future hybrid working

• how remote working affects our print fleet • print volumes • contracts with suppliers
• scanning • software being accessible off-campus • web to print • delivery to home addresses

Generating new revenue within the print room post Covid

• signage • vinyl application following COVID stickers • wide format / flatbeds
• prospectuses • hybrid working and hybrid studying for students • merchandise • stickers
• plugging the gap that might be left financially

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Specialist training sessions 

There will be specialist training sessions in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere for the designers, photographers & video-makers.

Back by popular demand, Tony Harmer (ACPME’s favourite Design Ninja) will blow your minds in his effervescent way and you’ll receive expert tuition from our friends at Dynamix Training.

Don’t miss out on this exciting and valuable CPD.

Inspirational keynote speakers

We’re delighted to be bringing you sought-after and inspiring keynote speakers.

Andy Cope
Those who attended the Conference at Dunston Hall in Norwich will be as stoked as we are to learn Andy is returning to open this year’s event. We can’t wait to hear more from best-selling author, happiness expert and recovering academic.

And in case one Andy’s not enough… we’re also secured 

Andy Grant
Andy has been through more than most have in their lifetime. From losing his mother aged 12, to joining the Royal Marines, to serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, to being injured by an IED, becoming medically discharged and consequently facing life as an amputee.

Andy will close the conference and leave you ready to tackle whatever challenges life brings.

Discover who’ll scoop this year’s Awards

Industry experts – spanning design, photography and print – met recently to judge the best-of-the-best in-house work for the 2022 ACPME Creative & Print Awards.

Find out who will be able to call themselves ‘Award-winning’ for:

• Service of the Year
• Best In-House Design
• Best In-House Photography
• Best In-House Printed Product
• Best In-House Wide Format
• Best In-House Online Production

at the 2022 Awards dinner and presentation Tuesday 7 June 2022.

Scroll through gallery to see images from the judging (click to enlarge)

We’d like to thank our 2022 sponsors – see them on their stands at #ACPMEConf22

If you’re a supplier and would like to exhibit at Belton Woods, it’s not too late.

There are conference packages to suit all budgets – please see information here.

Find out more

To discuss membership, sponsorship opportunities or annual conference please contact 
Jennie Mort, ACPME Administrator: 01527 893675 |
Contact address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB

Or feel free to contact members of our Board
Details here

The Association of Creative and Print Managers in Education, a not for profit private company, limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales No. 10244428. Registered address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB