GASC Reveals PRINT 09 Attendance

RESTON, VA—The final numbers are in for last month’s PRINT 09 exhibition, and show manager Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) is pleased with the results, considering the “challenges of a severe global recession.” Nearly 19,000 attendees from 94 countries frequented McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 11-16.

Overall attendance was lower than at the previous PRINT in 2005. PRINT 09 drew a total 28,678 attendees, which included exhibitors and attendees, and 18,999 actual verified attendee/buyers. GASC defines “actual verified attendees” as registered on-site show goers, counted only once, regardless of their number of days at the show, or times they enter the exhibit hall(s).