GRAPH EXPO® 2007 Sold Out Show Floor Welcomes Over 120 New Exhibitors
RESTON, VA—08/13/07—Graphic communications professionals will find a plethora of new equipment, products and services - and first-time exhibitors - at this year’s sold out GRAPH EXPO to be held in Chicago’s McCormick Place South, September 9-12, 2007. Showcasing an all-inclusive blend of offset and digital printing equipment, products, software and supplies, this year’s total count of 640 exhibitors welcomes over 120 new vendors to the 460,984 net sq. ft. of exhibit space and reconfirms GRAPH EXPO’s status as the largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Western Hemisphere.
With the number of exhibitors and amount of square footage sold exceeding 2006 numbers, this year’s GRAPH EXPO promises visitors to the event an unsurpassed opportunity to see and explore “everything print” with live running applications throughout the show floor demonstrating every step of the print process from prepress, to finishing, to converting and package printing, to wide format printing, to mailing and fulfillment, and the latest new profit opportunities utilizing digital technologies.
“The dynamic environment created by the growth of this year’s GRAPH EXPO offers even more opportunities for show goers to connect with industry vendors to learn about the latest technologies and explore new business opportunities,” noted Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC®). “The presence of so many new exhibitors on the sold out show floor underscores the depth and breadth of the cutting-edge technologies and ideas that will be on display at the show,” he added.
Many of this year’s GRAPH EXPO exhibitors will also participate in two new special themed events designed to help graphic communications professionals better understand and capitalize on rapidly expanding market segments. ‘Books & Bound Documents Day’ on Sunday, September 9, will showcase applications aimed at nearly all types of print providers that demonstrate how digitally printed books and bound documents from manuals and directories to training materials and consumer titles can deliver lucrative new opportunities for today’s printers.
On Tuesday, September 11, ‘Customer & Marketing Communications Day’ will feature technologies that combine direct marketing with transactional mail. In demonstrations across the show floor, attendees will see and hear how to create and produce powerful bills, statements, direct mail postcards and customer communications that can shift printing from cost center to profit center.
Visitors to GRAPH EXPO can also expect to find ever-popular show favorites, such as the 12th edition of EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK® the day before the show opens on September 8, which highlights “must see” emerging technologies, the Wide Format Pavilion and Innovation Gallery, and the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, which now exceeds the size of the mailing industry’s own dedicated tradeshow. Rounding out the numerous educational offerings at GRAPH EXPO 2007 is the brand-new Print Buyers Conference on Tuesday, September 11, along with a complete and diverse seminar program of nearly 70 interactive sessions.
Complete information and registration are available online at: www.graphexpo.com.
About 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/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF). GASC is located at 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191 USA, telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.