SGIA Expo Breaks Record, Shows Strength of Specialty Imaging Community
ATLANTA—November 9, 2015—The 2015 SGIA Expo showcased the most innovative technologies in the specialty imaging marketplace, while establishing it as the premier marketplace for educated attendees looking to buy. More than 64 percent of attendees reported having direct purchasing authority.
"This is my 17th show, and it’s been one of the best," said David Haas of Proell Inc. "We’ve seen a lot of high-quality contacts come through and even some direct contacts."
The following results came from the Expo this week at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more details, look for the complete Expo recap online next week.
- Total Registrants: 23,864 as of 2:00 p.m., Nov. 6, 2015
- Total Number of Exhibitors: 545 (Expo floor 100 percent sold out)
Many industry sectors saw significant growth of attendees at the 2015 SGIA Expo, including:
- Five percent growth in sign makers
- 14 percent growth in apparel decorators
- 6.8 percent increase in commercial printers, marking the third year of growth for this industry sector
- 26 percent increase in printers using flexograpy, marking a significant move to digital solutions in packaging
"This is one of the best shows we’ve ever been to," noted Jason Kammes, business development manager of Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division.
2015-2016 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Hoddy Peck, Meisel
2014-2015 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Tim Markley, Markley Enterprises
2015 SGIA Expo Platinum Sponsors: Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US), EFI, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division, Hewlett Packard
2015 SGIA Gold Sponsors: INX Digital International, Kornit Digital, Marabu, Mimaki USA, OKI Data Americas, Piedmont Plastics, Roland DGA Corp. and STAHLS’.
The 2016 SGIA Expo will be held in Las Vegas, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
2015 SGIA Expo high-resolution images will be available on the SGIA Press Support Page.
About SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community "Specialty imaging" comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they’ll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles.