The 2011 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 19–21) showcased the most innovative technologies in the specialty imaging marketplace. The following results came from the Expo last week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Total Registrants: 16,006 (up 12.4 percent from 2009)
Total Number of Exhibitors: 456 (up 12.6 percent from 2009)
Percentage of First-Time Attendees: 36 percent
Total Size of the 2011 SGIA Expo Floor: Approximately 167,350 square feet
Registrants from Top Five US States:
Top Country for Registrants (excluding the US): Canada
Overall International Registrants: 2,420
2010-2011 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Michael Mockridge, Mockridge Doming Systems
2011-2012 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Gordon Brown, New Vista Image
2011 SGIA Expo Platinum Sponsors: Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US), EFI, FUJIFILM North America Corporation Graphic Systems Division and Hewlett Packard.
2011 SGIA Gold Sponsors: 3M Commercial Graphics, EPSON, INX Digital International Co and Roland DGA Corporation.
The 2012 SGIA Expo will be held in Las Vegas, Thursday, October 18, through Saturday, October 20, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.