I hope you’re ready for the main event because Graph Expo 2012 is right around the corner. The biggest graphic communications trade show in the Americas takes over the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place from October 7-10. This is your chance to see the latest innovations from the top...
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Dave Fellman: October 8, 8:30 am, Sales Management Savvy: How to Hire, Motivate, and Compensate Top Performers
October 9, 2:00 pm, How to Talk ‘Marketing’ with Your Customers & Prospects
Sandra Long: October 8, 12:30 pm, Free Seminar: Optimize Your Mail, Grow Your Business—Let’s make it Personal
Stuart Margolis: October 9, 8:30 am, Profitable Pricing: Surefire Ways to Boost Sales from ‘Marginal’ to MEGA!
Joe Rickard: October 8, 10:30 am, Advanced Selling: 6 Essential Strategies to WIN in Challenging Times
Tawnya Starr: October 7, 12:30 pm, Free Seminar: Discover How the Best Printing Companies/MSPs Dominate Their Markets
MUST SEE ‘EMS Awards
Of course, the MUST SEE ‘EMS awards are always a major highlight of Graph Expo. This competition has the graphic communications industry's top vendors and vying for the top spot in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists, and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry. This year’s winning entries are:
Sales and Order Entry: EFI DSFdesign Studio for EFI Digital StoreFront (Booth 2000); EFI M500 Self-Service Copy and Print Station (Booth 2000); and XMPie uStore Facebook Connect (Booth 1200).
Prepress and Premedia: Dalim Software - ES 3 (Booth 229); EFI Fiery SeeQuence JobMaster (Booth 2000); Esko Suite 12 (Booth 427); Ricoh Clickable Paper (Booth 2600).
Pressroom – Analog Presses: Heidelberg USA Prinect Image Control Next Generation (Booth 1214).
Pressroom – Digital Presses: Eastman Kodak NexPress Gold Dry Ink (Booth 1221); Hewlett-Packard HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press (Booth 1227); Hewlett-Packard HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press (Booth 1227).
Pressroom - Wide-Format: Epson America SureColor S50670 (Booth 636); Hewlett-Packard HP Designjet L26500 Printer (Booth 1227); Xante Corporation Excelagraphix 4200 (Booth 2449).
Postpress Finishing – Digital and Small-Format: MGI - JETvarnish 3D (Booth 3623); Xerox IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution for Booklets (Booth 1200).
Postpress Finishing - Wide-Format: EFI Layout Option for Fiery Wide-Format Solution (Booth 2000); Esko Kongsberg XN (Booth 427).
Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping, and Fulfillment: Avanti Computer Systems Advanced Fulfillment V12.4 (Booth 864); Bowe Systec North America Fusion Cross (Booth 3627); Pitney Bowes Mailstream Wrapper Inline Envelope Converting Module (Booth 1238).
Management Systems: Eastman Kodak INSITE Prepress Portal Software Version 6.5 (Booth 1221); EFI PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling - Employee & Tool Constraints (Booth 2000); XMPie Circle (Booth 1200).
Future Print – Technology Demonstrations: Eastman Kodak FLEXCEL Direct System (Booth 1221); PadPublisher Company PadPublisher and PadCloud (Booth 4836); Pageflex Dynamic Media (Booth 867).
This year, for the first time, Best of Category selections will be named. Another first is the inaugural Legacy Award, which was created to recognize one past MUST SEE ‘EMS winner that has had a lasting influence on the graphic communications industry. The winners of these new honors will be announced at the conclusion of the Executive Outlook Conference on October 6, prior to the opening of Graph Expo.