Rachel Thomas Joins SGIA as Director of Exhibit Services

For Immediate Release  July 27, 2018  Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA  703.359.1364  kate@sgia.org  Fairfax, Virginia – Rachel Thomas has joined the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) as the new Director of Exhibit Services, overseeing the SGIA Expo and upcoming PRINTING United trade show floors and managing exhibitors’ experiences.  “We are excited to have Rachel join our department. She has worked on a wide variety of events and her years of experience gives her the skills to help improve our shows in the years to come,” said Lexy Olisko, Vice President of Expositions, SGIA.  Thomas will handle communication and coordination related to the 2018 SGIA Expo — both prior to and during events — to make the show more engaging for both exhibitors and attendees. In 2019, the SGIA Expo will transition to PRINTING United, a brand-new trade show focused on the opportunities in convergence of the printing industry.  “I am excited to join SGIA at such a pivotal moment for the association and the printing industry. Printing touches so many facets of our lives and I look forward to learning more about this diverse industry,” said Thomas Thomas brings extensive event planning experience to SGIA. Most recently, she was the Manager of Exhibits for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) where she managed three trade shows, including NBAA-BACE, one of the 10 largest trade shows in the United States. In an earlier role as an Account Manager with Hargrove Inc., Thomas worked on numerous special events, trade shows and custom exhibits including The Democratic National Convention, the NATO 2012 Summit, TEDx Women’s Conference and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council National Convention. SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community  Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is 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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