ESMA organises several technical conferences accompanied by tabletop exhibitions. The topics cover all aspects of functional, industrial and speciality printing with both traditional and digital technologies. Our conferences attract up to 400 attendees: printers, engineers, chemists, system developers, researchers, OEMs and brand owners.
Members benefit from:
- Discounts for presenting-exhibiting, as well as delegating
- Speakers priority
- Direct involvement in conference concept development
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Conference presentations available after the event, incl. audio recordings
ESMA PAVILIONS ON BIGGEST INDUSTRY SHOWS
Our pavilions are an integral part at major trade shows and showcase the printing technology on both printing and non-printing exhibitions.
Members benefit from:
- Reduced exhibition costs in different formats (ESMA lounge partners, pavilions partners, own stands)
- Introduction to new shows and reduced risk of exhibiting to new, niche markets
- VIP access
ESMA cooperates with international exhibitions, associations and academic entities active in areas related to functional and industrial printing.
- AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association)
- BVDM (German Printing and Media Industries Federation)
- Euratex (The European Apparel and Textile Confederation)
- Fogra (Graphic Technology Research Association)
- InnovationFab (organiser of Smart Lighting and Smart Sensing conferences)
- iPrint Institute at University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
- Stuttgart Media University
- Unitex (Association of Executives of the Textile Industry)
- University of Cambridge
- University of Hasselt
- VIGC (Flemish Centre for Graphic Innovation)
- Viscom (Visual Communication show)
Members benefit from:
- Reduced entry fees to partner events
- Dedicated meeting areas and VIP treatment during the events
- Involvement in partner projects, co-development and research
ESMA HSEP COMMITTEE
Chaired by Gabriele Heller from Marabu, the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Committee educates and updates members on regulations such as REACH, GHS, CLP, as well as recycling and nanotechnology legislation. Members receive support and advice, and can participate in setting industry standards.
ESMA TEC AND M&P COMMITTEES
Chaired by Robin McMillan from Sun Chemical (TEC) and William Shorter from MacDermid Autotype (M&P) the committees for Technical Exchange and Marketing & Promotion conceptualise and develop ESMA conferences, seminars and involve members in workgroups on print quality and certification.
ESMA EXPERT TEAM
A team consisting of ESMA members, all experts in their respective domains offers advice both inside the organisation and to everyone from the printing world who seeks specific advice on digital transformation, textiles, colour management & inspection and innovative business models. All ESMA members are welcome to join the team which is promoted on major trade shows and in mailing campaigns. The questions coming to ESMA from the printing community are channelled to our experts and benefit both the association and member by generating new business contacts.
ESMA newsletters and mailings reach over 80,000 international contacts from all stages of the printing value chain. There are at least four online editions per year and two-three hard copy newsletters distributed on the biggest industry events. All ESMA members are mentioned in the hard copies with their logo and website address. Additional exposure is offered via advertisement banners (both online and offline).
ESMA MEDIA PARTNER
Circulated in 15,000 copies worldwide, “Specialist Printing Worldwide” is the magazine for functional and industrial printing processes. The focus on technical content and practical solutions ensures high readership quotes among ESMA target audience. Our members benefit from special PR packages at “SPW” and advertisement discounts of up to 40% compared to standard rates.
ESMA EUROPEAN PROJECTS
ESMA is actively involved in EU-funded projects at the meeting point of printing and other processes including electronics or textiles. Some of the recent projects received support within Horizon 2020 and CORNET programmes, as well as from Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency (IWT). These were eg. CLIP (Conductive Low-Cost Ink Project) and POLEOT (Printing of Light Emitting Devices on Textiles). ESMA members are welcome as partners and originators of projects and can always contact the association with their ideas.
With support of renowned European academic institutes ESMA develops a series of educational programmes. The goal is to offer certified training courses handling all aspects of industrial printing technologies in an intensive hands-on setting. First topics currently in preparation include industrial inkjet and digital textile printing.
MEMBERSHIP FOR MANUFACTURERS Small company members: with a company sales turnover less than € 5MM. Their membership fee is €2000/yearLarge company members: with a company sales turnover more than € 5MM. Their membership fee is €3900/year (full year membership fee)For new members there is a reduction, dependent on the registration time (see table below).
Small Member large Member January 2000,00 3900,00 February 2000,00 3900,00 March 2000,00 3900,00 April 2000,00 3900,00 May 1333,00 2600,00 June 1333,00 2600,00 July 1333,00 2600,00 August 1333,00 2600,00 September 667,00 1300,00 October 667,00 1300,00 November 667,00 1300,00 December 667,00 1300,00
MEMBERSHIP FOR TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
A Technology Partner is a person or company involved in using, promoting, supporting screen or digital inkjet printing in the general purpose.
Excluded are all suppliers or OEM partners because these are full members. Included are resellers, distributors, consultants, printers, developers… using or supporting in a professional way the technology described before!
Membership fee is €500/year (€250 for registrations after July)