Graphics of the Americas Presents Educational Lineup for 2017 Show
ORLANDO, Fla. — November 30, 2016 — Graphics of the Americas (GOA), produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, has announces details of its educational program for it’s 2017 show. Offered in both English and Spanish, these highly attended sessions have become synonymous with the show's success. GOA is being held on Feb. 16-18, 2017, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Click here for full session details and registration.
GOA Seminars — Steeped in the Future of the Industry
GOA connects attendees with the most thought-provoking and forward-thinking icons in the industry. Here, attendees hone skills and learn new tricks of the trade by discovering what can be done to ensure success in the future. Myriad seminars offer in-depth educational content, case studies, and actionable insight to help companies make the most informed decisions for the future.
Session tracks span a variety of topics, offering the latest information in the following industry segments: Prepress and Production; Photoshop and Design; Leadership; Adobe Creative Cloud; Sales and Marketing; and Wide Format.
Commenting on GOA, Gabe Hernandez, GOA president, says: "We meet professionals every year who make the trip to GOA for the quality education, just as much as for the networking and expo. The 2017 show and the educational track it offers will surely not disappoint, and we look forward to welcoming new and returning attendees alike!"
Educational Session Highlights
The most prominent names in the industry will lead attendees through highly insightful seminars. A few highlighted sessions include, but are not limited to:
Wide-Format: Print & Cut – Done Easy!
Friday, Feb. 17 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.
This is a course designed to help everyone understand all aspects form initial selling, specifying & pricing strategies all the way through production and ending on final installation tips and tricks! People who are developing their shop really like this one as they already know what they can do, but need guidance and enthusiasm in setting it up the right way!
Turn Your Old Press into NEW
Thursday, Feb. 16 - 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
The industry is talking about the need to move to a manufacturing environment, not the Graphic Arts, but a Manufacturing facility. What steps can you do to improve the performance in the press room? Closed Loop, CIP Presets, Plate Curve, G7, are all terms that are used, but what are the differences? How do I know which one will most benefit my operation? This session will break down each tool and help you determine, which ones might help your operation.
OBLIVIOUS: Great Leaders Raise Awareness
Thursday, Feb. 16 - 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
This module will challenge leaders at any level to consider the impact of their own development as leaders on those they endeavor to lead. It will explore the organizational impact of a failure to address blindspots in leadership technique, while providing participants with measures to help them grow in their leadership awareness.
Registration and Pricing
Registration for the 2017 educational seminars is now open. Early bird pricing is available for a limited time. Pricing is as follows:
- Total Access Pass (admission to all seminars and Expo Hall) - $299
- Any three sessions — $185
- Any two sessions — $150
- Spanish Total Access Pass — $299
- Individual Sessions — $75
For more information, please visit: www.goaexpo.com.
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, Fla. More than 300 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 6250 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 114, Orlando, FL, 32822.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 42nd year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on February 16-18 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 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. To register, or for more information, call (800) 331-0461, or visit: www.goaexpo.com.
Source: Printing Association of Florida.