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UK Village Gets Thumbs Up

ESP KTN exhibited at Printed Electronics Europe in Dusseldorf on 5 & 6 April.

With over 100 speakers and 1200 attendees plus 100 exhibitors, this is Europe’s largest event for organic, inorganic and thin film technologies.


We handled 60 in depth enquiries from visitors and recruited 30 new members. We have held follow on meetings 25 other companies after the event.

ESP KTN worked with UKTI to secure a discount with the show organisers, IDTechEx enabling 11 companies to purchase exhibition space within a dedicated UK VILLAGE space showcasing SMEs.

There was a definite feel that more business was being conducted this year.

UK participating companies said:

“The package from the ESP KTN was a key factor in our participation and represented excellent value. A very successful exhibition, large enough to have most of the major players and small/focused enough to enable effective networking. We came away with some 50 new business contacts. A great support package from the KTN!”

Simon Branfield-Garth of Eight19 Ltd

“Well presented and informative companies attended the UK village.  Being grouped together yet clearly integrated into the overall exhibition worked very well.”

Alex Turnbull of HLBBSHAW

“Nicely laid out, everything there, friendly people and very efficient.  I couldn’t find fault. The meeting itself was very useful, especially for networking and becoming aware of advances in the sector.”

Ray Fisher, Peakdale Molecular,

“We have already spoken with IDTechEx to book our place for next year…with more space. It was touch and go whether we went and the Village deal organised by the ESP KTN was the catalyst. Absolutely no regrets.” Steve Jones, Printed Electronics Ltd