Expo 411: Building Connections Beyond Screens
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.
Craig Ellison, CEO
Lake Stevens, WA
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WFI: What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
Ellison: I try to attend every year as an opportunity to see what is new and to meet with clients and customers.
WFI: What brings you back?
Ellison: The Expo is a chance to actually see people instead of just talk on the phone or exchange e-mails and text messages.
WFI: How do you plan and make the most of your time at the Expo?
Ellison: I want to be available to meet up with attending customers and clients and to make some new connections.
WFI: How do you hope attending will impact your business/career moving forward?
Ellison: I find that attending improves my credibility by allowing customers, clients, and potential customers to meet me in person.
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.