PackPrint Put on Hold by Show Company
RESTON, VA—02/28/07—The Graphics Arts show company released the following statement regarding its planned launch of the new PackPrint exhibition:
The Graphic Arts Show Company has decided to delay the inaugural staging of PackPrint, which was scheduled to take place on September 9-12 in Chicago.
Because we continue to believe strongly that the marketplace needs and will ultimately support PackPrint, we will consider producing this event in the future. Our marketing contacts, interviews and other feedback have revealed an impressive amount of goodwill toward PackPrint on the part of prospective exhibitors, including commitments to the show by a number of leading firms.
We appreciate the support of the Flexographic Technical Association and expect our partnership to continue as we determine the future of PackPrint. GASC’s goal is to bring to the package printing and converting marketing a trade show at the level of excellence that has always been associated with GRAPH EXPO®, CONVERTING EXPO®, and PRINT®. Falling short of this high standard would be a disservice to participating companies, and would ultimately compromise our ability to present a successful PackPrint in the future.
PackPrint is a response to industry trends that we believe will only grow more distinct in the years ahead. Meanwhile, converting and related technologies will be very prominent among the displays at what promises to be a record-breaking GRAPH EXPO 2007. Moving forward, we intend to remain responsive to the industry and seize future opportunities as they arise.