Another exciting new feature for this year's show is Sidelines—The Expanded Revenue Streams Pavilion, sponsored by Print + Promo Magazine. For attendees seeking to expand their range of service offerings, here they will discover a full gamut of new revenue sources from specialty printed products to a vast array of advertising specialties.
Responding to the burgeoning profit opportunities in wide format printing, PRINT 13 will unveil BIG—The NEW Wide Format Pavilion, sponsored by the International Sign Association (ISA). In this dedicated show floor section attendees will see and explore the hottest output equipment, software, media/substrates, inks, finishing equipment and supplies, plus new applications and innovations from which to expand and profit.
These innovative new show floor attractions join familiar favorites including the popular Marketing Pavilion, sponsored by the Chicago American Marketing Association and Canvas Magazine, where attendees will find daily fast-paced 'hot topic' sessions in The Marketing Theater along with a myriad of resources and networking opportunities for today's marketers. Additionally eight other special interest sections on the show floor include: News Print—the Newspaper Pavilion, sponsored by News & Tech, a dedicated show floor section for newspaper printers and production executives; The In-Plant Place sponsored by IPMA, exclusively for In-Plant and Print Center pros from every industry segment—Government, Corporate and Education—to come meet, unwind, learn, share, and more; Future Print, sponsored by Flex Tech Alliance, featuring today's hottest technologies including Printed Electronics, 3-D printing and RFID; GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; the Prepress/Software: Workflow & Design and Press/Finishing sections; the Printerverse, sponsored by PrintMediaCentr, for the ultimate "social media" face-to-face; and, Education Main Street, for attendees seeking well-educated, talented industry newcomers to augment their company's workforce.
Industry gurus will be available at four "Ask the Expert" Stations on the show floor. Free consulting by Photo Imaging News in the Photo Finish Pavilion (Booth 3190) offers the perfect blend of direction on how to adapt your business in photo imaging and commercial printing. AMSP encourages attendees to “Ask the Mailing Expert” in Booth 5418 in the DELIVER Pavilion while Big Picture Magazine sponsors BIG's “Ask the Wide Format Expert” in Booth 3590. GREENspace will also host an "As the Expert" Station sponsored by Graphic Design USA.
There are also four Learning Theaters on the exhibition floor. The ISA Wide Format Innovation & Application Theater (Booth 3988) is located inside BIG — The Wide Format Pavilion and is sponsored by the International Sign Association. The Deliver ROI Theater (Booth 5219) inside the Deliver—The NEW Mailing & Fulfillment Center is sponsored by the United States Postal Service. The Marketing Theater (Booth 4670) inside the Marketing Pavilion is sponsored by the Chicago American Marketing Association (CAMA) and Canvas Magazine. The Future Print “Experiential Lab” (Booth 4286) is sponsored by FlexTech Alliance.
Show goers planning to attend either PRINT 13 or CPP EXPO will gain single-pass entry to both events, along with unprecedented industry networking opportunities among the co-located events being held in tandem with PRINT 13.