Printers’ Showcase Returns to Graphics of the Americas
Miami Beach, FL—December 5, 2006—Graphics of the Americas-Xplor, the second largest U.S.-based annual international graphic communications exhibition today announced the return of Printers’ Showcase, an exclusive exhibition destination specifically for Florida Printers that caters to over 5000 creative professionals and print buyers/specifiers that are expected to attend Graphics of the Americas-Xplor. In addition, the exhibition organizers are offering Printing Association of Florida printer members a highly discounted rate of 89% off the regular booth price in this pavilion that includes not only the booth space, but carpet, skirted table, chairs and signage. Now in its fourth year, Printers’ Showcase is strategically situated next to Design City, Substrate Central and the Printing Association of Florida’s booth, three additional exhibition areas creating a hub for attending art directors, graphic designers or marketing professionals. The 32nd Graphics of the Americas-Xplor is scheduled for March 2-4, 2007 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“Printers’ Showcase presents one of the few opportunities for Florida printers to highlight their capabilities, products and services to thousands of industry professionals under one roof in three days,” said Chris Price, vice president and general manager of Graphics of the Americas. “Every year, those that participate constantly return with outstanding results and feel that exhibiting in Printers’ Showcase provides a strong return for their marketing dollar.”
In the state of Florida alone, graphic arts is Florida’s number one manufacturing industry with 75,100 employees and $9.41 billion in annual sales. In addition, printing is the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States that employs 1.1 million individuals. With over 39,000 printing plants nationwide, the printing industry exceeds the combined number of franchises in all of the McDonalds, Taco Bells and Pizza Huts in the United States. Graphics of the Americas-Xplor, hosted each year in Miami Beach, Florida, is the second largest annual graphic arts, printing, communications exposition in the Western Hemisphere and the largest annual international graphic arts show in the United States. Graphics of the Americas-Xplor is also marketed by the United States government as part of the International Buyer Program (IBP) and certified by the US Department of Commerce.
Florida printers who are interested in participating in Printers’ Showcase at Graphics of the Americas should contact Angela Regas, member services, Printing Association of Florida at 800-331-0461 or by email at email@example.com.
About Graphics of the Americas
Now in its 32nd year, Graphics of the Americas-Xplor is produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, Inc., an industry trade association. Taking place each year in Miami Beach, Florida, Graphics of the Americas is the largest, annual combined exhibition and education event in the U.S. With worldwide attendees and exhibitors, Graphics of the Americas-Xplor is one of the only conferences that attract both print providers, suppliers and creative professionals. For 2007, Graphics of the Americas-Xplor will be held March 2 through 4, 2007 and together with Xplor International (Xplor’s conference begins February 28), provide a one-of-a-kind international event that showcases the convergence of industry knowledge, products and technology. For more information call (800) 749-4855 or visit www.graphicsoftheamericas.com. Outside the United States and Canada, dial 305-558-4855.