Graph Expo 14 and the co-located CPP Expo show, coming Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2014 to Chicago's McCormick Place, will offer in-plant professionals from corporate, education and government print centers the year's most comprehensive slate of targeted educational sessions, equipment and services demos, and networking opportunities, officials say.
Graph Expo 14 Offers In-Plant Professionals Education and Networking Opportunities
In-plant attendees seeking to maximize their show going experience can also take advantage of the always popular Executive Outlook technology and marketing trends update conference, themed "Print That Performs," to be held this year at a new date and time, 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 28, opening day of the exposition.
Recognized as the industry event for in-plant print professionals, Graph Expo 14 has created a myriad of specialized education, peer networking opportunities, and individualized resources geared to meet their needs. During the show, the ultimate "home base" and networking hub for professionals from corporate, educational, and government in-plant print centers will be the In-Plant Place sponsored by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association. IPMA will also sponsor a special free lunch-and-learn presentation especially for in-plant print professionals on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At every turn, in-plant attendees will find together in one place at one time exciting offerings of the latest equipment, products, and services including: workflow and design software, digital, offset, and hybrid printing, wide format inkjet, prepress, postpress finishing and mailing, consumables and substrates, and package printing.
Throughout the show, a comprehensive slate of in-plant oriented seminars will offer sessions on:
* "The DATA Difference: Targeting for Stronger ROI"
* "In-Plant Panel: War Stories, Wise Ideas, and Q & A"
* "In-Plant Insights: HOT Tech Trends & Applications"
* "Digital Services TOP SHOPS' Best Practices Revealed"
* "Offset, Inkjet, or Toner: Which is Right for me?"
* "Simple Lean Start-up Steps for Your Company"
* "In-Plant Survival: Lessons Learned from the Best"
* "Performance Metrics MAGIC: The Keys to Operational & Sales Success"
In addition, In-Plant Graphics magazine will offer three events: a special breakfast sponsored by Xerox, a lunch sponsored by Rochester Software Institute and a breakfast sponsored by Canon Solutions America.
For in-plant print center pros seeking the answers to their specific questions, show floor "Ask the Expert" stations can be found inside Deliver-the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, with the "Ask the Mailing Expert" station sponsored by the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP), and also inside Photo IMPACT-the Photo Imaging Pavilion, with an "Ask the Expert" station sponsored by Photo Imaging News.
To top it all off, in-plant attendees can take advantage of Learning Theaters inside: BIG - the Wide Format Pavilion and ISA Wide Format Innovation Theater, both sponsored by the International Sign Association; Deliver - The Mailing & Fulfillment Center and Deliver ROI Theater sponsored by the United States Post Office and Association of Marketing Service Providers; Future Print's "Experiential Lab," sponsored by FlexTech Alliance; "Ask the 3D Expert" in the new PLASTIC Print Pavilion; and, the Printerverse, sponsored by PrintMediaCentr.
Graph Expo 14