Expo 411: Unveiling Innovations, Cultivating Partnerships, and Future-Proofing Business
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.
Clint Tornow, President
West Allis, WI
BPI Color is a company that specializes in providing printing and imaging solutions. The company offers a range of services including large-format printing, document management, reprographics, digital printing and plotter/printer/copier sales, service, and support. BPI Color serves various industries helping clients bring their visual ideas to life through high-quality printed materials and advanced imaging technologies.
WFI: What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
Tornow: Being able to explore the latest advancements in printing technologies, connect with industry experts, and discover innovative solutions that could enhance our company's printing capabilities. Additionally, networking at the expo can help us establish new partnerships, learn about emerging trends, and gain insights into strategies for business growth and efficiency.
WFI: For returning attendees, what brings you back?
Tornow: Returning to the PRINTING United Expo each year has allowed us to stay updated on the ever-evolving printing industry, ensuring we remain at the forefront of new technologies, materials, and trends. The Expo provides a platform for networking with fellow industry professionals, fostering potential collaborations and partnerships that are not often available to us at a local level. Often times we uncover fresh ideas, creative approaches, and solutions that can revitalize our business strategies, helping us maintain a competitive edge in the market.
WFI: What products, brands, or services are you most looking forward to seeing?
Tornow: Digital printing solutions, wide-format and large-format printing equipment, substrates and specialty materials, color management solutions, software, and workflow solutions.
WFI: How do you plan and make the most of your time at the Expo?
Tornow: Attend educational sessions, network, see product demos, and engage with exhibitors.
WFI: How do you hope attending will impact your business/career moving forward?
Tornow: Our top priority is our commitment to staying current within this industry and investing in the growth of our business. The insights, relationships, and knowledge gained we feel will contribute to our long-term success and sustainability.
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.