PRINT 09 to Spotlight Sustainability Solutions with 'GREENspace' Exhibit Area
RESTON, VA—March 24, 2009—PRINT 09 will debut its first-ever show floor feature dedicated to green-sustainability issues when the year's largest and most comprehensive global graphic communications exhibition and conference opens September 11- 16, 2009, in Chicago's McCormick Place. A one-stop destination for 'green' information, GREENspace will feature continuous free education on sustainability issues, complimentary one-on-one consulting with sustainability experts, plus more than 4,500 sq. ft. of exhibit space dedicated solely to exhibitors who will display eco-friendly products and services.
"Today's global environmental concerns are not a trend-they are a reality-and savvy industry professionals are realizing that 'green' strategies can not only save resources but also save money," said Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). "But with so much information-and misinformation-out there on this issue, many in the industry are uncertain as to what sustainability actually entails, and how they can go green. With GREENspace, PRINT 09 is taking the lead to educate attendees about sustainability issues in one convenient location where they can come to learn more, and to see and evaluate a range of environmentally friendly products side-by-side."
Special attractions within GREENspace will include:
Consultants Corner-where attendees can obtain individualized advice and resources from sustainability experts;
'Green' Exhibitors-consultative experts on sustainability-focused products and services who will display a range of product areas, including: paper/substrates, recycling services, inks/consumables, carbon credits, certification programs, energy efficiency, alternate sources of energy and waste reduction services;
Sustainability Roadmap-a handy 'compass' to exhibitors throughout the show that offer products and services focused on sustainability; and,
Green Theatre-which will offer free educational presentations on a variety of green subjects throughout the show.
The global PRINT 09 show will fill McCormick Place with the latest technologies for the commercial print, publishing, package printing and high-volume transactional output industry, and more. For more information, visit: www.print09.com.