GRAPH EXPO 2010 Hailed a Success by Attendees, Exhibitors
GRAPH EXPO provided a huge success for Alwan Color Expertise, with the company registering its best trade show sales since Drupa 2008. “This year’s GRAPH EXPO was a resounding success,” said Dave Hunter, Alwan’s representative for North America. “We generated excellent sales and significantly extended the reach of our sales network, which bodes very well for the future.”
“We are pleased with the show results and our colleagues in Germany were impressed with the customer response,” stated Mark Hischar, President/CEO, KBA North America, Inc. “The four-day show drew an amazing, well-qualified crowd of printers who took an active interest in our press models and kept our sales force busy. We sold several presses in all size ranges.”
“Our traffic has been unbelievable,” echoed Eric Gutwillig, Marketing VP at Prisco (Printers’sService) early on after his firm sold six systems off the show floor. “We haven’t been able to sit, and 90 percent of our booth visitors have been interested in our digital offerings,” Gutwillig noted.
“It has been an exceptional show for us,” said Joe Manos, Executive VP & Alliances of MindFireInc. “We will have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue from the show, which for a software company is really good.”
GRAPH EXPO exhibitors observed that attendees represented not just commercial printers but all segments of the graphic communications industry, including newspaper production pros, digital printers, book publishers, in-plant printers, transactional printers, mailing and distribution professionals, along with print buyers, among others.
The breadth of industry segments represented, range of technologies demonstrated, and new product introductions at GRAPH EXPO 2010 were key attractions for attendees who were able to take in the newest profit-boosting equipment, products and services and gain answers to their specific questions from among the 506 exhibitors at the show.
“I was pleased to see so many newspaper executives at the show who, like me, were drawn by the debut of the News Print pavilion,” shared Rick Shafranek, vice president of sales and marketing at ProImage America. “Also, the co-location of ING’s program was a home run, adding even greater value to this year’s show.”