Imaging Network Group Conference Dovetails with GRAPH EXPO 2010August 30, 2010
RESTON, VA—08/30/2010—The Imaging Network Group (INg) has announced it will hold its fall conference in Chicago just prior to GRAPH EXPO 2010, specifically to allow its members to attend the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas. The INg Annual Fall Workshop will be held Saturday, October 2, the day before the opening of GRAPH EXPO, at the Swissotel in Chicago. GRAPH EXPO 2010 will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago's McCormick Place.
INg's fall conference is exclusively for owners and senior management involved in the electronic service bureau industry. The meetings allow for member companies to share ideas on key issues they face, and glean best practices on running and growing their operations.
"For us, it makes perfect sense to hold our conference in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO," said Harry Stephens, President of INg. "All of our members want to attend GRAPH EXPO 2010-it is the annual show in the graphic communications industry-which makes this the best place, time and venue in which to hold our own fall meeting. After sharing ideas at our fall conference, our members will be able to go on to GRAPH EXPO 2010 and see all the major industry suppliers, under one roof, at one time."
"We are truly pleased to welcome such an important organization as INg to GRAPH EXPO 2010. Because its member companies produce such a tremendous volume of digitally-printed pages and inserted envelopes for U.S. postal service delivery, GRAPH EXPO is a good place for them to see the full range of products, technology demonstrations, and also to participate in education sessions specifically applicable to those involved in the electronic service bureau industry," said Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company.
Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, GRAPH EXPO 2010 themed, "The Next Generation of Print," has been designed to offer a customized show-going experience to a diverse spectrum of attendees. The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the expansive show floor and education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities.
Attendees will find nine special interest sections on the show floor. Along with the debuts of the Digital Document Drive pavilion, a section devoted to needs of print pros who create, manage and deliver transactional documents, and News Print-the newspaper pavilion, these include PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring two of today's hottest technologies Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry's largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; the Prepress/Software-Design and Press/Finishing sections; and Education Main Street, for attendees seeking well-educated, talented industry newcomers to augment their company's workforce.
For information about INg and its Annual Fall Workshop, visit: www.imagingnetworkgroup.org. For more information about GRAPH EXPO 2010 visit: www.graphexpo.com.
About the Imaging Network Group (INg)
The Imaging Network Group (INg) was incorporated in 1992 from the collective efforts of seven initial companies to be an international not-for-profit association for the electronic service bureau industry. INg held its first spring conference in 1993, long before full color, the Web, e-mail marketing, cell phones, DVDs and other digital technologies impacted the business world. INg member companies produce more than 6.1 bllion laser-printed pages annually and more than 3.6 billion inserted envelopes for U.S. Postal Service delivery.
About Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC)
GRAPH EXPO and PRINT are produced by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). GASC is owned by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES), and the Printing Industries of America. GASC is located at Graphic Arts Show Company, Inc. (GASC), 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191, telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail: email@example.com.