Provides a network for likeminded people in the industry to discuss sector focused topics, technology and set best practice for the industry. Along with being a platform to promote and develop the sector whilst ensuring it remains sustainable. It also represents the interest of the sector to the UK government and through its associations with the supply chain.
BPIF members can join the books special interest group (SIG) for a very modest fee and access additional information, services and events that relate more specifically to the very specialised books sector of print and packaging market space. The group also holds or attends social networking events including such as London Book Fair (LBF), BPIF Book Awards and various associate networking events.
The objective for the books special interest group (SIG) is to provide a forum for companies in the book printing sector to access specialist advice on matters affecting the industry and influence the UK and European governments on legislation affecting the sector. The members group strives to identify those areas where help, support, information and advice may not be available from other sources and looks to fill those gaps for the benefit of its members.
The group will work to:
- Showcase new technology and skils
- Provide up to date industry trends
- Guidance on current best practice
- Wider network of contacts
- Opportunities to meet your industry peers
- Access to UK and European industry data
- To foster helpful collaborative relationships throughout the relevant supply chain and potentially our EU counterparts where this is commercially sensible to do so.
- To benchmark data - data collected in a concise, uniform and describable way can potentially be integrated with useful supply chain data (publishers and suppliers)
- To educate and support the supply chain
- To measure and influence environmental issues
- To measure and influence supply chain efficiencies
- To understand (and potentially influence) any Country-of-Origin issues
- To provide information to assist/drive technology trends or purchases
- To enable valuable data countertrade - up and down the supply chain (exchanging useful but non commercially sensitive data)
- To create and deliver sector specific book training (where required)
- BPIF Labels BPIF Labels enjoys a high profile within the label industry and through its activities its members help to promote and increase the use of labels.
- BPIF Cartons BPIF Cartons is the folding carton Special Interest Group of the British Printing Industries Federation.
- CDi (Creative Digital Industries) CDi (Creative Digital Industries) exists to support and inform the creative and digital industry. Our experts are able to deliver professional advice ranging from core business services such as HR, H&S and legal, to training and marketing.
- Display & POS The Display & POS is a BPIF community that looks provide an industry wide network and platform to work to support, sustain and develop the sector.
- Technical Forum The Technical Forum is a BPIF community that looks provide an industry wide network and platform to work to support, sustain and develop the industry.
- Cyber Security Forum The Cyber Security Forum is a BPIF community that looks provide an industry wide network and platform to work to support, sustain and develop the industry.
- Environmental Forum The Environmental Forum is a BPIF community that looks provide an industry wide network and platform to work to support, sustain and develop the industry.
- School Engagement – Students in Print The BPIF forming a School Engagement Forum for a potential Students in Print initiative. The aim is to help the print, packaging and digital industry address the much publicised skills and age gap, in the industry.
The BPIF is the printing industries champion. By becoming a member you join a diverse and influential community. We help you solve business problems, connect you to new customers and suppliers and make your voice heard in government.
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