Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)

2011 SGIA Expo Sponsors Strengthen Industry Event

The specialty imaging community's leading suppliers and manufacturers are sponsoring the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, October 19-21. Through support from this year's partners, SGIA is looking forward to hosting the North American gateway to the global imaging marketplace.

This year's platinum sponsors include: Durst Image Technology US LLC, EFI, Hewlett Packard, Agfa Graphics and FUJIFILM North America Corp. Graphic Systems Division. Gold sponsors include: INX Digital International Co., Roland DGA Corporation and EPSON.

"Durst is proud to be a continuing sponsor of the SGIA Expo," said Christopher Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Durst Image Technology US. "It has proven to be a great source of information for the imaging community and its focus on bringing the latest innovations and market trends to the members from a broad spectrum of printing segments is invaluable for the industry."

"The SGIA Expo is a primary gathering point and marketplace for EFI to demonstrate its unique end-to-end workflow innovations, including web-to-print solutions, browser-based print MIS solutions, professional-level RIP solutions, and several wide- and super wide-format digital inkjet printers," said Frank Tueckmantel, vice president corporate marketing, EFI. "By securing one of the few premier platinum sponsorships, we have earned the opportunity to promote our brand and new products utilizing high-visibility advertising, articles, emails, banners and more during the event. The SGIA Expo continues to be one of our most successful show venues worldwide. It gives us an opportunity to show our customers how to leverage new technology and techniques to become more productive and profitable.”

“HP is honored to continue its long-standing partnership with SGIA, with whom we share a dedication to growing and developing the sign and display industry,” said Claudia Barbiero, Americas sign & display segment marketing manager, HP, and SGIA board of directors member. “The SGIA Expo is a key venue for HP to engage with our customers and demonstrate HP’s leading portfolio of end-to-end solutions that enable our customers to capture new business opportunities.”

“We value our relationship with SGIA because our membership is so much more than a trade show experience," said Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing for Agfa Graphics North America. "As our partner, SGIA offers us the tools and capabilities we need to enable our customers to be more profitable and grow. From trend information, valuable news, educational sessions and comprehensive publications, SGIA provides the resources that get exposure for Agfa and our customers. Plus, the SGIA Expo is an important venue for showcasing our depth and breadth of product and services while demonstrating our graphic communications leadership."

"FUJIFILM is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of the 2011 Expo and we are looking forward to this year's show where we will present new print solutions that will help print providers meet the demanding needs of their customers and increase the profitability of their businesses," Mitch Bode, general manager of FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, Sericol Unit.

"INX Digital International is proud to sponsor SGIA in 2011," said Ken Kisner, President, INX Digital Americas. "We find it to be a tremendous industry resource that provides many of the tools and information our customers find essential to helping them make key business decisions. With the many changes now affecting the industry including digital printing, the SGIA Expo will be a key place to learn about the many technological innovations that will affect our customers who provide POP displays, signs and banners."

"Every year, SGIA shines as one of the industry's largest and best international events," said Andrew Oransky, director of marketing and product management for Roland. "As winners of numerous DPI awards, Roland is proud to once again sponsor SGIA and to introduce our most innovative new inkjet technologies to sign, screen and specialty graphics businesses everywhere."

"The SGIA Expo has been an excellent venue for Epson when it comes to unveiling and demonstrating our newest printing technologies and solutions for the specialty graphics industry," said Reed Hecht, product manager, Epson America, Inc. "Epson is pleased to be one of the leading sponsors at the 2011 Expo and we look forward to it being yet another exciting and successful event."