For decades, the collective print industry has been able to pencil in a trip to Graph Expo each fall. But the 2016 version of the show will be different, shifting from the Windy City to Orlando, Florida.
Graphic Arts Show Co.
GRAPH EXPO 15 will be joined by CPP EXPO, PROCESS EXPO, InterBev Process and the International Dairy Show this September in Chicago's McCormick Place.
Of the 24,645 attendees at the co-located PRINT 13 and CPP EXPO, 33 percent were printing professionals who came through the doors purposely seeking the latest in package printing presses.
PRINT 13 and CPP EXPO had a successful five-day run in McCormick Place. "Two common themes seemed to be repeated by attendees and exhibitors alike at the show this year," reported Ralph Nappi, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company. "First, a sense of optimism existed that has not been evidenced in our industry for a few years; the second was the surprising number of deals that were inked at the show."
Fueling customer speed, quality and efficiency, EFI will present its award-winning products at PRINT 13. EFI won eight honors in the Must See 'Em competition, more than any other entrant.
Of significant interest to package printers is the strategic co-location of CPP EXPO at PRINT 13, which reflects the ever-growing importance of the package-printing segment in the graphic communications industry. Show attendees planning to attend either PRINT 13 or CPP EXPO will gain single-pass entry to both events.
Alliance Includes Advance "Countdown to the Show" and Onsite E-newsletters, PRINT 13 and CPP EXPO Official Show Directory and New Product Reference Guide.
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has formed a strategic alliance with the International Sign Association (ISA), the authority on signs, to offer opportunities for attendees from the sign, display, and large photo imaging segments of the graphic communications industry at PRINT 13, coming Sept. 8-12 to Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Finding a qualified worker who has the special skill set, knowledge, and ability to accomplish the assigned job is an ongoing challenge. This 'skills gap,' is growing more severe, forcing many manufacturers to scale back their growth plans. To get a clearer picture of what this 'skills gap' means specifically to the graphic communications industry, the GAERF developed a survey.
GRAPH EXPO 2012 overcame economic and industry uncertainty by welcoming increased attendance over the 2011 event. Among the total 21,022 participants, which included exhibitors and attendees, 13,694 actual verified attendee/buyers—up two percent from 2011—came to the show with a high level of purchasing power to examine, compare and purchase the latest graphic communications technologies.