Will you be in Orlando in March? If you’re not, then you’ll be missing one of the biggest trade shows for the sign and graphics market in the first half of 2012. In addition to hundreds of products—some of them brand new and shown to the industry for the first time here at the International Sign Expo 2012 in Orlando, March 22-24 and in the following ISA Showstoppers section—there will also be a cornucopia of learning opportunities for the savvy sign shop owner.
More than 75 courses covering 13 distinct tracks will be offered as part of the educational lineup. “These educational sessions showcase the breadth of the sign industry,” said Lori Anderson, ISA’s president and CEO. “Throughout the four days of Sign Expo 2012, there will be opportunities to learn the latest technical skills and management practices as well as ways to grow and expand business.”
In 2012, however, ISA has made several changes to its instructional offerings:
A track of courses devoted to digital dynamic signage has been developed in conjunction with the Digital Signage Foundation. Topics include business and technical aspects as well as building vendor partnerships.
Workplace safety issues have been expanded as well, and now constitute a separate track. Edwin Foulke, former head of OSHA, will lead three sessions: Handling an OSHA Inspection, Avoiding the New Enforcement-Driven OSHA, and Moving to Zero Injuries. Joel Oliva from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) will detail the mobile crane operator safety certification program.
Some of the most popular sessions now will be offered multiple times
A new company package allows all employees to attend an unlimited number of educational sessions and visit the exhibit hall. This package joins three other plans which provide significant savings for individuals.
All educational attendees receive ISA Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits for each session. The PDUs demonstrate a participant’s commitment to remaining current on the latest sign industry information. In addition to expo educational sessions, PDUs may be earned throughout the year at other seminars or webinars.
This year, our ISA Showstoppers section highlights products from 50 companies exhibiting at the ISA International Sign Expo 2012. Some of these products include brand new, never-before-seen products as well as best-selling products released at the end of 2011. Be sure to stop and check them out in person on the show floor.
Complete Display Provider
Creative Banner Assemblies (Booth 2156) is your complete display provider. We provide the largest selection of displays, wide-format digital media, and imprinted signs and banners at the best wholesale prices. As a nationwide supplier, our inventory also includes banner materials ideal for screen-printing and our Titan line of full color digital print medias made especially for wide-format digital printers.
Creative Banner Assemblies also offers a great range of printing capabilities including digital printing technologies, dye sublimation printing and a full service finishing department. We offer complete turnkey solutions to offer your customers.
Visit Creative Banner Assemblies at the ISA Sign Expo to see examples of our Banner Displays and Retractors and also our new line of outdoor Sail Signs and fabric Pop-up Displays.
FSC and Rainforest Alliance Certified Materials
conVerd LLC (Booth 2502) will be showcasing two materials at ISA 2012.
Blox-Lite Chrome is the metalized variation of conVerd’s Blox-Lite product family. It is available for one or two sided printing, moisture resistant and is suitable for sewing, grommeting, double-face tape, Velcro, and suction cups. It is 100 percent opaque and a green alternative to PVC vinyl.
EnviroScape Mural Plus HD-Textured is a heavy duty version of the EnviroScape Mural Plus with an enhanced surface finish designed to provide an easier and more sustainable installation.