Expo 411: A Quest for Industry Connections, Innovation, and Growth
The PRINTING United Expo — October 18-20 in Atlanta — is quickly approaching, and attendees are gearing up for a week of learning, networking, and inspiration. As a lead-up to the Expo, we are sharing a series of Q&A interviews featuring attendees from a variety of backgrounds sharing why they are attending the PRINTING United Expo, what they hope to learn, and what excites them about the upcoming event.
Edmonton Real Estate Signs
Darryn Semeniuk, Owner
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Edmonton Real Estate Signs loves helping real estate agents achieve their branding dreams to elevate them to a highly professional image along with their client properties. This gives them the best visual representation for more and continued business from the audience they are wanting to reach. The company also provides many other types of signage to many other industries but have found a special connection with those in the real estate field.
WFI: What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
Semeniuk: For years I have been keeping up with trends and equipment innovations through magazines and websites, but as we are growing, I need more industry connections to find solutions for more unique applications as we continue to innovate. The PRINTING United Expo seems to have quite a diverse set of vendors and partners which meets what I'm looking for right now.
WFI For first-time attendees, what do you hope to learn at the Expo?
Semeniuk: It is my first time, so I am looking to make connections and get a good feel for what industry capabilities are.
WFI: What products, brands, or services are you most looking forward to seeing?
Semeniuk: I am going to be looking at new wide-format printing equipment as well as other small print options.
WFI: How do you plan and make the most of your time at the Expo?
Semeniuk: Connections with suppliers are important so that is how I will be spending my time at the show.
WFI: How do you hope attending will impact your business/career moving forward?
Semeniuk: By attending, I expect to find solutions to expand my business as well as find efficiencies and better ways to do what we are doing already.
Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.