Attendees of Graph Expo 2012 were pleased with the variety of new equipment, applications, products and services, and also the expanded array of education and networking opportunities offered by this year’s 48 co-located industry events and new floor attractions.  Exhibitors declared plentiful new leads and sales during the event held October 7–10, 2012 in Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“At the end of the show we totaled 35% more leads than last year’s edition of Graph Expo.”  - Esko

“We learned that printers, graphic designers and print buyers all come to Graph Expo to learn about new innovation in the printing industry.” - Scodix

“…one of the reasons we’re at Graph Expo is to stay up to date with the latest trends in equipment, technology and management…this is my first Graph Expo, and frankly, I’m overwhelmed!” - Art Coley, president, AlphaGraphics

In addition to the latest technologies displayed across the show floor were the record 48 co-located events – user group meetings, award galas, and host of education conferences – that took advantage of the synergy at Graph Expo, including Print Buyers International’s (PBI’s) 7th annual Print & Media Conference.  As PBI president Margie Dana confirmed once again, “…this event in Chicago reaped kudos from attendees and sponsors alike.”

Graph Expo, customized to offer the latest profit solutions, education and networking for 12 key industry segments, this year focused keen attention on in-plant printers from education, government and corporate print centers.  In addition to creating a special in-plant education track, this year’s show also marked the debut of The InPlant Place – an instant hit among in-plant print professionals who came to meet up and connect with peers on the show floor in ‘their own’ dedicated education and networking hub.

Whether print pros came to the show to see the latest technology, explore new profit opportunities, take in some of the many education sessions offered, or gather with peers to discuss and debate our industry’s “Print Integrated” future, the consensus among attendees and exhibitors alike was, as Roger Spooner, Upper Midwest sales manager, MCS Inc. states, it was “a great show…Graph Expo is the place to be.” 

Next up for the industry is the global PRINT 13 exhibition, themed “Innovate, Integrate, Communicate,” set to take place on September 8-12, 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Spanning the realm of print, online and mobile, PRINT 13 attendees will be able to see the most advanced graphic communications technologies, ‘live’ running equipment on the show floor, explore the newest applications, and learn about the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities in the nine special-interest sections planned for the show.  A host of 50 new and returning co-located events will provide show goers even greater incentive to attend next year’s show. 

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