NAQP 2010 Owners Conference to Precede GRAPH EXPO

RESTON, VA—03/29/2010—NAQP has announced its 2010 Owners Conference will be held in Chicago this fall in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO 2010. NAQP’s conference, to be held Thursday, September 30, 2010 through Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the InterContinental Hotel, will precede the opening of GRAPH EXPO. GRAPH EXPO 2010, the year’s largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago’s McCormick Place South.

NAQP, NAPL’s Resource for quick and small commercial printers, will hold a two and a half day long conference to exchange information on the latest business challenges and technology impacting independent printers and franchise print businesses. It cited GRAPH EXPO’s diverse exhibition of today’s latest technologies, as well as education and networking focus, as value-added accompaniments to its conference. In addition, conference participants will also have the added benefit of attending a special FREE presentation at the show designed specifically for Quick Printers and Digital Imagers to be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

NAQP’s decision to hold its Owners Conference in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO is part of a strategic relationship between NAQP and the Graphic Arts Show Company. “Our members, quick and small commercial printers are looking forward to returning to Chicago and having the opportunity to attend GRAPH EXPO following our conference. Our conference has become a ‘must attend event’ for our members and this important segment of the industry,” stated Steve Johnson, Executive Director of NAQP. “Adding to that the chance to take part in the industry’s premier show should make our 2010 conference THE event for the quick and small commercial printer.”

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 for a diverse spectrum of attendees from 11 key market segments. The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communications technologies, live equipment demonstrations on the show floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities. Attendees will find seven special interest sections on the show floor. These include the News Print pavilion that makes its debut at GRAPH EXPO 2010 and answers the call from newspaper printers and publishers for a dedicated show floor section; PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry’s largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase dedicated to sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; Prepress/Software-Design; and, Press/Finishing.