Graph Expo 2011 Enjoyed Attendee Growth

RESTON, VA—The Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) released attendance figures for last month’s Graph Expo trade show in Chicago, which revealed an increase in attendance over the 2010 event.

Among the 20,451 participants (including exhibitors), there were 13,426 actual verified attendees/buyers—up 7 percent from 2010. The number of high-level decision-makers rose 12 percent, with 8,026 unique buyer companies. GASC defines “actual verified attendees” as registered on-site show goers who are counted only once, regardless of the number of days they’re at the show or times they enter the exhibit hall.

Graph Expo 2012, themed Print Integrated, is set to take place Oct. 7-10, 2012, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Next year’s event will debut its newest show floor feature—the Photo Imaging pavilion—for photo imagers and retailers.