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Sponsors of the 2020 GAPP Awards Announced

Preparations for one of the biggest events in the print, packaging and signage industry are well underway and a new associate sponsor has just been announced. Kalideck has joined Avery Dennison as the associate sponsors for the 2020 GAPP Awards.

The most anticipated award show in the printing, packaging and signage industry has, in its third edition, secured more sponsors. Most notably, Kalideck has become an associate level sponsor upping their sponsorship level from bronze sponsorship in 2018.

Konica Minolta was a platinum sponsor in the 2018 GAPP Awards and have made a return in the same sponsorship category for the 2020 edition of the awards. This time, they will be joined by The SA Print Directory in the same category.

Rotocon makes its first entry on the sponsors’ list and has come on board as a gold sponsor while Sun Chemical makes a return in the gold sponsorship category.

Sappi Southern Africa Limited and manroland South Africa are also newcomers on the list and the companies have elected to participate in the awards as a silver sponsor. They are joined by Intamarket Graphics, Hi-Tech Inks, Merpak Envelopes, Papercor Holdings, Xerox, Fujifilm South Africa, and Midcomp which has moved from bronze sponsorship in 2018.

“The competition has now taken on a life of its own. We are thrilled at the level of acceptance that The GAPP Awards has achieved, both from the companies entering, as well the companies who want to be part of it as sponsors. There is an opportunity for everyone to be involved one way or another,” said Sentient Publishing’s Managing Director, Vikesh Roopchand. Sentient Publishing are the proud organisers of The GAPP Awards.

Allrich Trading and tesa South Africa join The GAPP Awards sponsors for the first time as well and the companies have come on board as bronze sponsors. Ipex Machinery makes a return to the list since the 2016 GAPP Awards and this time they return as bronze sponsors. Kemtek Imaging Systems, Rotunda and Eco Pressroom are also bronze sponsors for the 2020 awards as they were for the 2018 edition of the awards.

In total, 23 companies have come on board to sponsor The GAPP Awards. The sponsors play an integral role in ensuring the success of the awards as they are all suppliers and therefore encourage their clients to enter their printed works into the competition.

“We are grateful to those companies which have committed their support and participation in The GAPP Awards 2020. The competition is open and companies are welcome to start submitting entries immediately. Do not leave it to the last minute, enter as soon as possible,” Vikesh says.

Sponsorship affords the sponsors benefits such as exclusive marketing collateral and an opportunity to participate in the event but most importantly allows them to make positive contributions to the industry.

The GAPP Awards have experienced tremendous growth since the first awards in 2016 which had 30 categories, the upcoming edition of the awards will now have an all-encompassing 60 categories.

Entries for the different categories are open and will close in July 2020, for more information on entering the biggest award show in the print, packaging and signage industry in Africa visit

The date for the awards is set for the 9th of October 2020 so you have plenty of time to get that tux or dress ready!

Full sponsorship list for the 2020 GAPP Awards:

Associate Sponsors: Avery Dennison and Kalideck.

Platinum Sponsors: Konica Minolta South Africa and The SA Print Directory.

Gold Sponsors: Sun Chemical South Africa and Rotocon.

Silver Sponsors: Intamarket Graphics, Hi-Tech Inks, Merpak Envelopes, Papercor Holdings, Midcomp Group of Companies, manroland South Africa, Xerox, Fujifilm South Africa and Sappi Southern Africa Limited.

Bronze Sponsors: Kemtek Imaging Systems, Rotunda (Pty) Ltd, Allrich Trading, Eco Pressroom Products, Ipex Machinery and tesa South Africa.


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