The printing industry is shifting fast, and as it does, the 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 18-20, will help you plan for what’s ahead and make the best decisions for your business. Whether you sit in on informative educational sessions, peruse the expo hall or expand your network at one of the many social functions, be sure to take advantage of all that 2018 SGIA Expo has to offer.
SGIA Expo attendees print on everything — t-shirts and apparel, nameplates and electronics, banners and packaging — and the SGIA Expo is the perfect place to cultivate new ideas and form new connections. As the lines between market segments continue to blur, SGIA Expo attendees are going in new directions and are looking for ideas, applications and technologies to build their businesses.
“Every day we see new innovations that are changing the way we do things in printing, and the SGIA Expo brings the industry together to prepare for what’s on the horizon,” says Ford Bowers, president and CEO, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).
The educational program and networking opportunities will give attendees insight into the latest trends and innovations in wide-format digital printing, and the expansive show floor will show them in action.
Class is in Session
To ensure you are up-to-date with all the latest business intelligence and sales know-how, the SGIA Expo offers a robust educational program. This year’s show features 72 sessions that will spotlight need-to-know topic areas including graphics, technology, business management
“This year’s educational programming taps the knowledge of dozens of industry experts, and provides attendees with numerous opportunities to learn from exhibitors, print providers and industry consultants,” says Dan Marx, director of content development, SGIA. “Given the breadth of the programming and the flexibility of the Expo + Education pass, attendees can craft their own experiences to meet the specific needs of their businesses.”
Sessions will be held throughout all three days of the show, and will cover a variety of topics, organized by tracks, including graphics and sign, garment decoration, industrial printing, commercial printing and printed packaging.
For further learning opportunities, this year’s show will offer two half-day extended sessions the day before the show opens. For those new to the market, “Wide-Format 101: Essential Skills for Success” will highlight where the wide-format industry is today, and explore the equipment, color management techniques and business practices needed to strengthen any business. The “Essential Small Business Strategies” session will teach new and small businesses methods for marketing, sales, business management and more. For more information on these sessions, including speakers and times, turn to page 42. Tickets to these sessions ($49) are not included in the Expo + Education pass, and can be purchased during the registration process.