Graph Expo 2012 Deemed a Success by Exhibitors
“Graph Expo was our best presentation in the Americas for the second year in a row. With two digital presses constantly in production throughout the show hours, we had a busy booth with over 50,000 samples given to people, which was over 2,000 samples every hour of the show. We signed new orders and received many new leads for follow-up after the show,” said Ziki Kuly, vp marketing, Scodix.
“Baumfolder had an excellent Graph Expo this year, with substantially more leads generated than last year. By Monday, we had exceeded last year’s count. The overall attendance seemed vastly improved over last year. We were especially encouraged by the traffic and quality of visitors on Sunday. This was the best ‘Sunday attendance’ we have seen for years,” noted Ulrik Nygaard, president/CEO, Baumfolder.
In addition to the latest technologies displayed across the show floor were the record 48 co-located events—user group meetings, award galas, and a host of education conferences—that took advantage of the synergy at Graph Expo, including Print Buyers International’s (PBI’s) 7th annual Print & Media Conference.
Graph Expo, customized to offer the latest profit solutions, education and networking for 12 key industry segments, this year focused keen attention on in-plant printers from education, government and corporate print centers. In addition to creating a special in-plant education track, this year’s show also marked the debut of The InPlant Place—an instant hit among in-plant print professionals who came to meet up and connect with peers on the show floor in ‘their own’ dedicated education and networking hub.
Next up for the industry is the global PRINT 13 exhibition, themed “Innovate, Integrate, Communicate,” set to take place on September 8-12, 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.