The SGIA Expo will retire after its 2018 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, in favour of a new exhibition called PRINT United, co-owned by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO, which, among other media brands, publishes Printing Impressions magazine in the United States. NAPCO has media brands in commercial, in-plant and package printing sectors.
SGIA Expo has traditionally focused on wide-format imaging, textile, and signage applications at its growing trade show, which recently wrapped up in New Orleans (October 10 to 12). More than 19,000 people attended the 2017 SGIA Expo, which featured nearly 600 exhibitors.
PRINT United is to be billed as a brand-new event that will launch in Dallas, Texas, October 23 to 25, 2019. Ford Bowers, currently CEO of SGIA, will serve as PRINT United’s CEO and Mark Subers of NAPCO Media will be its President.
“PRINT United is a strategic response to what the industry has been asking for,” said Bowers. “It’s about the wealth of opportunities for printers and suppliers that result from the convergence of markets and technology.”
PRINT United, explains the organization, will focus on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies and markets. It will have a broader range of printing and finishing technologies and media on the expo floor, covering industry segments from garment to graphics, packaging to commercial, and industrial.
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