Get Jazzed: 2017 SGIA Expo Registration is Open

For Immediate Release May 18, 2017 Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA 703.359.1364   Fairfax, Virginia — With more than 540 exhibitors and over 40 educational and networking options, the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12) is adding up to three days of countless opportunities. Registration is open, show owner and producer the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced today, and the latest edition of the premier event for imaging features a sold-out show floor. Wall-to-Wall Exhibitors Over 540 companies plan to exhibit at the 2017 SGIA Expo, and they serve a wide range of digital and analog technologies, according to SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers. Products on the floor will include everything from screen mesh and dye sublimation ink to grand-format digital printers and textiles. “We’re wall-to-wall with exhibitors who will show the latest technologies for graphics, garments, signs, digital textile, installation, printed electronics and industrial printing,” Bowers said. “The SGIA Expo floor is the place to find the newest products and techniques serving your markets.”
40+ Educational Options Educational sessions fall into four tracks: Graphics and Sign, Garment Decoration, Industrial Imaging and Business Management, and supplementing them is a slate of workshops and conferences that give attendees a deeper dive into their topics. Wide-Format 101: Four Steps to Profitability and Your Business: Prepare for Success lay foundations for thriving imaging businesses, while Wrap Like a Pro provides hands-on training and the Printed Electronics Symposium explores markets and applications for e-textiles. “There’s always something to learn in our industry, and the SGIA Expo is the place to learn it,” said Bowers. Classes are included in the Expo + Education Pass, free to SGIA members with registration. Workshops and conferences have fees outside the pass. Nonmembers can join SGIA during registration to take advantage of the Expo + Education Pass, or pay just $99 for it ($115 starting September 13). Networking events are another avenue to learn at the Expo. Luncheons for the garment decorators, industrial applications and sustainability communities, plus a breakfast for the Women in Print Alliance, will include speakers as well as networking times.
Three Days of Countless Opportunities “The industry is buzzing about this show,” Bowers noted. “Year after year, the SGIA Expo brings the imaging industry together to explore opportunities and technologies, to master techniques and new ideas. But this year, the buzz is beginning early.” Hotel reservations are outpacing 2016 bookings, he added. “Activity in a hotel block is a good indicator of attendance,” he said. “The pace at which rooms are being reserved just reinforces that the industry is excited about the 2017 SGIA Expo.” Learn more and register for the imaging industry event of the year online at SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”
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