GRAPH EXPO’s ‘Print Integrated’ Theme Underscores Event’s Broad Scope

RESTON, VA—July 17, 2012—Chicago will be the place to be for all graphic communications professionals from across the Americas and beyond as GRAPH EXPO 2012 takes place Oct. 7-10 at McCormick Place South. Now spanning the realm of print, online and mobile, not only will the hottest new technologies be on display, but also there will be a full slate of new educational sessions, 45 co-located events across 12 key market segments, exciting new show floor features, dedicated pavilions, several inaugural industry events, live technology demonstrations, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Learning opportunities will begin October 6 with the annual pre-show EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK trends and technology conference that this year will focus on “Using Marketing and Technology to Innovate and Thrive.” Sponsored by EFI and Xerox, the half-day conference will conclude with the announcement of the MUST SEE ‘EMS “Best in Category” awardees and Positively Print winner.

The 45 co-located events that will include organizations’ conferences, user-group meetings, awards ceremony banquets and other special events held in tandem with GRAPH EXPO will provide networking opportunities and education in the areas of commercial and quick printing, in-plant printing, digital and transactional printing, future print, marketing and creative, newspaper printing, package printing and converting, post press/finishing/mailing, print buying and brokering, and workflow/color management.

Other educational opportunities will include some 50 “hot-topic” sessions in 31 trending education categories that will address the needs of the full spectrum of the graphic communications industry including, for the first time, a track for corporate/educational/in-plant centers. Also new for 2012 is the Global Channel Partners Summit, a show-floor hub where dealers will come to examine current industry trends and network with manufacturers and customers, and the PrintMediaCentr “Experience the Printerverse,” an exciting new “home base” for all attendees to meet, tweet, learn, share, interact and explore the latest innovations and applications that are driving our industry forward in exciting new directions.