CGX’s emerge Event: Creating Content, Memories
The emerge conference also provides a platform for the corporation to give clients an overview of what direction CGX is taking. For example, CGX and Blurb combined forces on a book publishing platform, Publish, to enables businesses to create custom publications. Other news included the expanded investment in Japanese printer Yamagata Corp. that gives CGX majority interest.
A popular attraction at emerge, in its second year, was the Encore awards. CGX flew in judges to evaluate more than 400 entries in the following categories: books and annual reports; brochures; catalogs and magazines; digital; direct mail; environmentally friendly; general; packaging; and print and technology solutions. The awards were created to salute the creativity put forward by CGX's customer base and to demonstrate how they deliver effective printing and marketing solutions to support client initiatives.
CGX has also forged strong ties with suppliers and partners that continue to support the annual conference and expo, including Adobe, HP, Ricoh and Kodak. Adobe sponsors the Encore awards.
"Our suppliers play a big role in the event, and they get a lot out of it," says Grohs, who also praised the efforts of the many associates from within the Consolidated Graphics' chain who lended a hand to help emerge continue to be successful.
The next emerge conference is slated for May 1-2, 2013, in Las Vegas. While it will be tough for Grohs & Co. to trump the 2012 extravaganza, he's confident the show will continue to stand on its own merit, regardless of the location. Still, the fun venues make for an even more memorable experience.PI