Graphics of The Americas Shines Bright
MIAMI BEACH, FL—Traditionally a show that caters to U.S. and Latin American printers, Graphics of the Americas (GOA) took on a more international flavor as 13,000 people from 78 countries gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The 33rd edition of the show, held February 27 to March 1, drew printers, graphic professionals and print buyers to the 250,000-plus square feet of convention space that housed 940 booths and 450 unique vendors.
“We turned up the volume this year and made some very positive noise in virtually all areas of the event,” notes George Ryan, president and CEO of the Printing Association of Florida, which hosted the event. “We worked hard to bring a sharpened experience for attendees and exhibitors alike. From enhanced support to dynamic conference sessions, there was an exciting energy that pulsed throughout the show.”
The 2009 GOA show, slated for February 26-28, also holds promise. More than half of the exhibitor booths have already been sold.