GASC Negotiates Hotel Best Rate Guarantee for GRAPH EXPO 2010

RESTON, VA—Housing for GRAPH EXPO 2010 is now open, the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) has announced. GRAPH EXPO 2010, the year’s largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago’s McCormick Place South.

GASC has negotiated the lowest rates for GRAPH EXPO 2010 attendees, ranging from $149/night to $229/night, at the most popular and convenient hotels in downtown Chicago. Special introductory rates are available at the following Chicago hotels:

* Hard Rock Hotel
* Hilton Chicago
* Hyatt Regency Chicago
* Palmer House Hilton, and
* Sheraton Chicago.

In addition to the specially negotiated rates, attendees who book their rooms through the official GRAPH EXPO housing service enjoy certain additional benefits:

• If any official GRAPH EXPO hotel lowers its rates, or lower rates are found, GRAPH EXPO rates will automatically be lowered and new confirmations generated,

• No contract is required for exhibitor or group bookings, and

• Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided for guests between the official GRAPH EXPO hotels and McCormick Place.

According to Stuart Stafman, CEO of Expovision, the official housing company for GRAPH EXPO 2010, “This exciting new ‘best rates guaranteed plan’ that GASC has negotiated on behalf of attendees in time for this year’s show represents real cost savings. Particularly in times like these, it is noteworthy to recognize that GASC is among the first show producers to offer its attendees this unprecedented price-guarantee benefit.”

Graphic communications professionals planning on attending GRAPH EXPO are encouraged to reserve their rooms early, as hotels sell out quickly and these special introductory rates are only available for a limited time.

There are two ways to book a room for GRAPH EXPO. Attendees may go online and visit, where they can make their hotel reservations through the official GRAPH EXPO housing service or download a hotel housing form to mail or fax in. Attendees reserving their rooms via mail or fax will still receive the same discounted rates and benefits as those who register online. Discounted air travel arrangements on American or United Airlines, the official airline carriers for GRAPH EXPO, can also be made through the site.

Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, GRAPH EXPO 2010 themed, “The Next Generation of Print,” has been designed to offer a customized show-going experience to a diverse spectrum of attendees. The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communication technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the expansive show floor and education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities. In addition to the debut of News Print-the newspaper pavilion, attendees will find six other special interest sections on the show floor. These include PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring two of today’s hottest technologies Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry’s largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; and the Prepress/Software-Design and Press/Finishing sections.