PRINT Show Deemed a Success
CHICAGO—On the whole, organizers of PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 are calling the event a tremendous success.
The finally tally is in, and the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) is reporting that about 62,000 people filled the McCormick Place complex for the exhibition held here in the Windy City last month. International attendance exceeded 7,200, an 11 percent increase from the previous PRINT show, and overall nearly 100 countries were represented.
A total of 954 exhibitors—an increase of 61 over the 2001 show—filled about 750,000 square feet of booth space. More than 2,200 people attended one or more of the record 80-plus seminars.
"This show exceeded many of our expectations," notes Regis J. Delmontagne, retiring president of the GASC, which produces the show. "The positive response to our initiative to significantly enter the package printing sector, and the success of those exhibitors serving that sector, the increase in international attendance and the continued success of the educational program all contributed to a very successful event overall for everyone involved."