Expo 411: A Valuable Hub for Industry Connections and Business 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.
John Hall, President
Kettleby, ON, Canada
TreckHall is a distributor of large-format print materials in Canada. The company carries adhesive vinyls, banner materials, canvas, and laminates. It has been in the industry for more than 25 years.
WFI: What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
Hall: We attend PRINTING United Expo every year. It is a great opportunity to meet most of our vendors under one roof and to look for new products.
WFI: For returning attendees, what brings you back?
Hall: Meeting with current and new suppliers. A chance to mingle with long time industry friends and a chance to make new industry acquaintances.
WFI: What products, brands, or services are you most looking forward to seeing?
Hall: Any new large-format print materials, including environmentally friendly products.
WFI: How do you plan and make the most of your time at the Expo?
Hall: Typically, we have a full two days of meeting with manufacturers. We always make sure to leave some time to walk the floor to look for interesting new products.
WFI: How do you hope attending will impact your business/career moving forward?
Hall: PRINTING United Expo always help us grow our business with new products and by strengthening our current vendors partnerships.
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.