“Without a doubt, this year’s ‘Print Integrated’ theme was demonstrated by the scope and variety of both the educational and exhibitor offerings.” said GASC President Ralph Nappi. “GRAPH EXPO 2012 was the most comprehensive and wide-ranging event for all segments of the graphic communications industry to date. I fully expect PRINT 13 to be even larger and more all encompassing.”
GASC’s success with the show brings some welcome momentum into next year’s event, the quadrennial global PRINT exhibition and conference coming to McCormick Place, September 8-12, 2013. PRINT 13 is expected to host 700-plus exhibitors—a true mega-event for the industry. It will offer more content and information than ever before, with 50 co-located events happening in tandem with the show.
Chief among those co-located events will be the Converting & Packaging Printing (CPP) EXPO 2013, bringing together for the first time ever the innovative converting and package printing expo with the global graphic communications industry exhibition.
“We’ll have the largest trade show for the commercial packaging and printing industries in 2013,” said Leo Nadolske, CPP EXPO’s President. “It made a lot of sense for us to co-locate with a premier industry event like PRINT 13.”
Attendees of either CPP EXPO or PRINT 13 will gain access to the combined offerings of both events with a full entry pass to all of the exhibits.
According to Nappi, the addition of CPP EXPO will mark the most important “co-show” in PRINT’s history. And, he added, it is coming at an opportune moment.
“Based on what we have learned from attendees seeking package printing and converting equipment, products, and supplies and with the support of the manufacturers, the timing is right to address the needs of the growing package printing and converting industry in this way,” said Nappi.
CPP EXPO’s organizers sought the co-location out of a desire to move the show to the fall and stay in its Chicago location.
According to Nadolske, the co-location with PRINT “provides the ideal scenario for our converting and package printing event, since attendees will be able to see and explore all the very latest in digital, prepress, and design technologies and products that are so vital to their customers’ brand marketing strategies.”
Like most packaging shows, CPP EXPO will have its share of the latest inventory-control and supply chain management solutions. Coincidentally, PRINT and CPP will also be on the leading edge for the trade show equivalent of inventory control, with the full rollout of new, RFID-enabled show badges.
More information about PRINT 13 is available at www.print2013.com. GASC is currently offering a significant benefit for exhibitors who complete a space application and contract before January 3: a 75% discount on machinery handling upon the receipt of a 50% deposit on total space cost.
Specialty Interest Pavilions at PRINT
PRINT 13 will again include specialty interest pavilions, featuring in-demand products and services that build on the show’s theme of “Innovate, Integrate, Communicate.”
• Prepress/Software: Workflow & Design
• Press/Finishing/PackPrint/Photo Imaging
• The Marketing Pavilion
• Future Print