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Graphics of the Americas Issues Call for Speakers

June 29, 2012
ORLANDO, FL—June 29, 2012—The 38th Graphics of the Americas (GOA) trade show and conference, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida (PAF), has issued a call for speakers for its 2013 show. The deadline to receive session proposals is Friday, July 27, 2012.  

GOA 2013 will be held in Orlando from Feb. 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center. The highly sought after cre8 conference will again join the show.

A major success, GOA reported that 8,100 people from 90 countries attended the 2012 show, with a majority of attendees coming from the United States and Latin America. Of those who attended, 1,700 people attended the renowned world-class educational sessions, offered in both English and Spanish.

George Ryan, GOA President, says, “Given the constantly shifting marketplace, strategies and tactics, too, need to align accordingly for businesses to thrive. Our educational sessions are second to none and we look forward to continuing our track record with next year’s show in Orlando.”

Call for speakers   
GOA welcomes speaker proposals that are inspirational, practical, or both; and should cover comprehensive management, analysis, or technical experience, and derive from the speaker’s first-hand knowledge and experience. All proposals are subject to review and are selected based on relevance. Presentations of a commercial nature, or promoting a particular product or platform, will not be considered.

GOA conference tracks serve designers, brand owners, print buyers, prepress specialists, printers, marketers, business strategists, and more. Content provides new strategies, tips, techniques, and practices that speak to emerging markets, cultivation of new prospects, customer retention, and other current, sought after topics.

Proposal guidelines
GOA welcomes suggestions for seminar topics and speakers submissions for presentations in both English and Spanish. Those interested should email submissions containing the following information, by Friday, July 27, 2012:
  • Suggested session title
  • 50-word description
  • List of targeted attendees
  • Three to five sentences about what attendees will learn
  • Short speaker biography

Please also include complete contact information with the submission, including: name, title, company, phone, and email. Submissions may be emailed to George Ryan:

For more information about GOA 2013 or to register, please visit:

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Fla. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world.

About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 38th year, Graphics of the Americas is produced annually by Printing Association of Florida, Inc., an industry trade association. GOA 2013 is scheduled for February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida . GOA is one of the graphic communications industry’s largest annual combined exposition and conference in the U.S. With worldwide attendance, GOA is a unique event that attracts over 8,100 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Source: GOA.


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