Expo 411: Attendee's Quest for Growth and Industry Insights
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.
Kiera Choice, Owner
Prettyinkonly is an online print shop that offers affordable prices and high-quality printing services. Its mission is to provide customers with a convenient and hassle-free experience, allowing them to easily order their printed materials from the comfort of their homes or offices. The company offers a wide range of printing options, including banners, posters, custom props, stickers, and more. Whether you need promotional materials for your business or personalized items for special events, Prettyinkonly is committed to delivering top-notch print services affordable prices.
WFI: What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
Choice: I'm excited to attend this year's Expo in hopes of connecting with other members in the printing industry. I'm looking forward to networking and sharing my experiences with my commercial printer, as well as gaining valuable insights and advice from others. It's an opportunity for growth and collaboration, and I can't wait to see what new opportunities may arise.
WFI: For first-time attendees, what do you hope to learn at the Expo?
Choice: As a first-time attendee, I am filled with hope and excitement for the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of owning a commercial printer. Connecting with fellow industry professionals and exploring new products is something I greatly look forward to. It's my goal to make the most out of this experience and come away with valuable knowledge and connections that will help me succeed in this field.
WFI: What products, brands, or services are you most looking forward to seeing?
Choice: I am excited to attend this event and see Roland. As the owner of a commercial Roland printer, I have a special interest in their products and innovations. I can't wait to learn more and see what they have in store for us.
WFI: How do you plan and make the most of your time at the Expo?
Choice: I am excited about the opportunity to connect with others and gain valuable knowledge at the education session. I have set a goal to make the most out of my time by actively participating in networking activities and engaging in informative sessions. I believe that this experience will open doors for new opportunities and help me expand my professional network. I am hopeful that this event will provide me with valuable insights and connections that will contribute to my personal and career growth.
WFI: How do you hope attending will impact your business/career moving forward?
Choice: By participating in this event, I am hopeful that it will have a positive impact on my business. I believe that by attending, I will have the opportunity to learn new strategies and ideas that were previously deemed impossible. These newfound insights will enable me to enhance the offerings of my online company and potentially expand it into a physical warehouse in the future. I am optimistic about the potential growth and development that this event can bring to my business.
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.