GOA Show Reports Attendance Increase at Orlando Venue
Educational programs again prove second to none
Over 2,000 people participated in the 78 GOA educational programs, which is a 12 percent increase over the prior year. And, for the third consecutive year, sessions in Spanish were highly attended throughout the show.
Many were in attendance at the show’s keynote address, “Inspiring Digital Innovation,” presented by John Bracken, director of Digital Media at the Knight Foundation. Bracken identified major trends in publishing and journalism, including the presence of “smartphones,” and differing views of social media. He also reported on the innovative projects that have been funded by the Knight News Challenge, as well as offered his own insights into what the future holds for media and society.
Next year’s show will take place March 1-3, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information about exhibiting or attending, please visit www.goa2012.com or call (407) 240-8009.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando. More than 400 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822, by phone: (407) 240-8009 Fax: (407) 240-8333, and on the Web at www.flprint.org.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 37th year, Graphics of the Americas is produced annually by Printing Association of Florida, Inc., an industry trade association. GOA 2012 is scheduled for March 1-3, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest annual combined exposition and conference in the U.S. With worldwide attendance, GOA is a unique event that attracts over 9,500 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. To register or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit www.goa2011.com.