Expo 411: Exploring Opportunities and Innovations
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.
Remember Me Gifts
Gina Spring, President
Remember Me Gifts was founded in 2010 after a tragic loss and we strive to bring special commemoration to moments that define each of us and the people who have had a lasting impact on our lives with our personalized gift offerings. From gifts to memorialize a loved one or celebrate the birth of a child, Remember Me Gifts also carries a wide variety of personalized gifts for other occasions including wedding, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and retirement.
WFI: What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
Spring: While our personalized gift side of the business is doing great, we are looking for new ways to bring our expertise to other companies and expand our B2B side of Remember Me Gifts.
WFI: For returning attendees, what brings you back?
Spring: I have personally been in the sign industry since around 2000 and we utilize some of the same equipment to personalize our gifts so we are looking forward to seeing what new technology is out there that can enhance our offerings not only on the personalized gift side of our business but also the B2B market.
WFI: What products, brands, or services are you most looking forward to seeing?
Spring: We are interested in new printing technologies.
WFI: How do you plan and make the most of your time at the Expo?
Spring: We’ve made a list of some of the manufacturers and suppliers and other than that, we will be sure to hit nearly every booth because you never know what someone has that will be useful to us.
WFI: How do you hope attending will impact your business/career moving forward?
Spring: Ideas… new ideas and growing existing ideas is what makes Remember Me Gift successful. Thinking outside the box and expanding on what we currently do and items we use to create new uses and other opportunities can impact our future tremendously.
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.