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Previewing SGIA Expo 2013

(October 2013) posted on Mon Oct 07, 2013

In Orlando, the width and breadth of specialty imaging will be on display.


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The tag line for this year’s SGIA Expo is “More exhibitors, more answers, more face time.” Taking place October 23-25 in Orlando, the annual event hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association certainly appears to have established a show lineup that’s set to deliver on all those points and more.

Says Michael Robertson, SGIA president and CEO: “In addition to new Zones and receptions for the growing specialty imaging community, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will be co-locating with the 2013 SGIA Expo. SGIA Expo participants will have full access to the IFAI show where fabrics are used to create a host of products. The co-location provides a great opportunity for graphics producers to generate new ideas and connections."

And, of course, SGIA Expo remains very much focused upon the arena of wide-format print and related technologies.

“The SGIA Expo is the one place to see the full range of wide-format imaging options, including the largest production-focused flatbeds and roll-to-rolls,” says Robertson. “All the major manufacturers will be there with their latest technologies. If you are serious about wide-format, you need to be at the SGIA Expo. The expanse of equipment on display is complemented by the SGIA Zones which provide a valued learning experience for attendees."

We've spotlighted nine Expo points of interest from our point of view – you’ll likely discover your own additional highlight or two while in Orlando. For more information on the event, visit www.sgia.org. See you at the show.

Ready, Set …
The 2013 edition of SGIA Expo takes place at the Orange County Convention Center, South Building.
• Tuesday, Oct. 22: Printed Electronics & Membrane Switch Symposium
• Wednesday, Oct. 23: Expo show floor opens; show hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 24: Show hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 25: Show hours are 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A pass for the expo show floor costs $35 (non-members and SGIA members); attendees of the SGIA Expo can access the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo with their SGIA Expo badge. Registration fees for individual educational sessions are $45 each ($35 for members), but special pricing is available for three- and six-session packages. In addition, a Full Business Package is available for the entire event (expo, all educational sessions, Symposium, more) for $440 ($360 for members).


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