40th Anniversary Graphics of the Americas 2015 Expo Announces Show Floor Highlights
ORLANDO, FL—February 2, 2015—Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference (GOA) announces an array of show floor features being highlighted at the 40th anniversary expo, being held Feb. 26-28, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. Show registration is available online at www.goaexpo.com.
"GOA attendees are in for a real treat with the abundance of show floor features we have in store for our special 40th anniversary!" remarked George Ryan, GOA president. "Whether you are looking to expand into vehicle wrapping, with the action-packed Wrap Cup Americas competition; learn more about innovative wide-format solutions at Wide-format Print Shop Live!; or dive into 3D at the 3D Printing Zone; there is something here for everyone."
GOA 2015 Show Floor Highlights
GOA offers a blended expo and conference like no other. With show floor activities and an educational program for everyone, GOA attracts professionals from all industry segments including, but not limited to: commercial printers; digital printers; flexo/label printers and imagers; wide-format printers and imagers; advertising/marketing professionals; graphic designers/creative professionals; screen printers; packaging printers and converters; direct-to-substrate printers and decorators; specialty printers; sign printers; book printers/publishers; bindery/ converting professionals; mailing/fulfillment professionals; print/media buyers; and more.
Attendees can expect to see the following highlighted show floor features:
Wrap Cup Americas 2015 is set to be one of the show's most lively and exciting features. Visitors can watch vehicle wrapping superstars from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, battle it out through five rounds to hold the coveted title: Americas Wrap Cup Champion.
Wrap Cup Americas: Schedule of Events
Day One - Thursday, Feb. 26
GOA attendees will have the opportunity to watch the qualifying matches of round one live on the show floor. Vehicle wrappers from around the world will be making their mark on each designated sports car.
Days Two and Three—Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28
The best 24 of the formerly 36 vehicle wrappers will advance to compete the next day in round two and three. The knock out semi-finals will take place on Saturday morning, before the remaining three competitors will fight for the title Wrap Cup Americas Champion.
The final match will be followed by the official award ceremony, where winners will be presented with various prizes on the Wrap Cup Americas stage. Renowned industry veterans Dirk Moebes and Rob Ivers will judge the event.
Wrap Cup Americas 2015 event sponsors are:
- MR Clipart
Wide-format Print Shop Live!
A show favorite, sponsored by Caldera and Mutoh, experts showcase everyday processes from prepress, to printing and finishing; and explain how attendees can effectively deploy each technology within their locations. Visitors can learn about opportunities in wide-format markets from the gurus as they discuss and demonstrate new solutions.
The Flexo/Label Zone
The latest innovations in flexography will be shown in the Flexo/Label Zone. The cornerstone of this area is the Nilpeter 6-C Flexo press, with servo technology that significantly reduces make-readies—and includes screen and hot foil drop-in features to increase printing options—at an affordable price. The Flexo/Label Zone will also feature digital label printers ideal for short runs.
3D Printing Zone
For those curious about 3D printing technologies, or are considering implementing 3D, the 3D Printing Zone offers attendees the chance to speak with experts, watch demonstrations and hear more about the future of this growing market. Featured partners include MaQeo Technologies, Mcor Technologies and ALLAXIS Printers.
To register as an attendee or exhibitor for GOA 2015, or for more information, please visit: www.goaexpo.com, or call: (800)331-0461.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
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About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 40th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on Feb. 26-28 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest, annual, combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a unique event attracting over 8,300 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and all corners of the world.