Chicago’s McCormick Place South, home of GRAPH EXPO 2012, is the place to be for all graphic communications professionals from across the Americas and beyond October 7-10. Now spanning the realm of print, online, and mobile, not only will the hottest new technologies be on display, but there will also be a full slate of new educational sessions, 48 co-located events across 12 key market segments, new show floor features, dedicated pavilions, several inaugural industry events and show floor features, live technology demonstrations, and networking opportunities.
Co-located events—including organizations’ conferences, user-group meetings, awards ceremony banquets, and other special events held in tandem with GRAPH EXPO—provide networking opportunities and education in the areas of commercial and quick printing, in-plant printing, digital and transactional printing, future print, marketing and creative, newspaper printing, package printing and converting, post press/finishing/mailing, print buying and brokering, and workflow/color management.
In the adjacent pages you will find an alphabetical listing of all GRAPH EXPO 2012 exhibitors and a show floor map with exhibitor locations clearly displayed.
The GRAPH EXPO show floor is open: Sunday, October 7, 12 noon - 5 pm; Monday, October 8, 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday, October 9, 10 am - 5 pm; and Wednesday, October 10, 10 am - 4 pm. Please note that on Sunday the show opening has been moved to 12 noon because of the Chicago Marathon, which is taking place that morning. Be sure to plan extra time to travel to McCormick Place.
Special Floor Sections
GRAPH EXPO’s variety of specialty show floor sections, areas, and pavilions include the debut of The CPP Zone—a unique new converting area specifically designed to complement the growth of package printing exhibitors, technologies, and offerings. This is the premier event for the converting and packaging printing marketplace, including flexible packaging, folding carton and box making, corrugated converting, tissue converting, and narrow web, tag, and label printing.
The inaugural InPlant Place (Booth 3461) will provide in-plant professionals from education, corporate, and government printing operations with their own dedicated, multi-functional “oasis” on the show floor. Sponsored by the In-Plant Printing & Mailing Association (IPMA), the new networking hub will offer attendees a wide selection of in-plant-specific education, networking, and relaxation opportunities. The InPlant Place is part of the expanded GRAPH EXPO 2012 emphasis on in-house and corporate printing professionals by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). Additional in-plant attendee focused activities and events during the show are also powered by: ACUP, XPLOR, IPMA, ING, In-Plant Graphics, and the Print Media Centr.
For print firms seeking to transition into or grow as a “marketing service provider”—and for agencies with experienced marketers seeking the hot trending tools/offerings and proven best practices—The Marketing Pavilion is a must-see at GRAPH EXPO 2012. Here you will discover an array of today’s hottest marketing-related tools, software, and related products and find exactly what you need to enhance your arsenal of print offerings. Come leap the learning curve and find out how to become “Print-Integrated.” Additionally, the Marketing Pavilion Theater (Booth 1274) offers a robust daily schedule of FREE sessions on a variety of today’s hottest business building strategies presented by subject experts in their field.
Also new for 2012 is the PODi Cross-Media Application Gallery (Booth 1269) which will offer a wide array of “Best-of-Results” case studies based on whitepapers of winning print-integrated cross-media applications. These examples of the best print-integrated campaigns will provide attendees with what they need to create effective and profitable cross-media campaigns for their customers. Attendees will walk away with “roadmaps” on how to use these campaigns for their clients.