Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC)-producer of the global PRINT 13 tradeshow and conference, and Leo Nadolske, President, CPP EXPO-the Converting and Package Printing Expo, have announced plans for the co-location of CPP EXPO 2013 with PRINT 13, coming September 8-12, 2013 to Chicago's McCormick Place. The agreement brings together for the first time ever-in one place, at one time-the premiere converting and package printing expo with the graphic communications industry's global exhibition.
According to Ralph Nappi, GASC President, "As GASC shows continuously adapt and evolve to provide the greatest value for show goers representing 12 key market segments and our exhibitors, a record 50 co-located industry conferences, meetings and programs to be held in tandem with PRINT 13 is one key strategy. Our new partnership with CPP for PRINT 13 elevates this initiative to an entirely new level with the addition of our first co-show. 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 by co-locating CPP EXPO 2013 with PRINT 13," states Nappi.
Attendees of either CPP 2013 or PRINT 13 will gain access to the combined offerings of both events with a full entry pass to all of the exhibits, which will span both the North and South Halls of McCormick Place. Additionally, show goers will also have opportunities to participate in the expanded array of top-notch educational programming and a multitude of industry peer networking opportunities provided by the co-location of the two events.
According to Nadolske, "Because our initial goal for this show was to move to the fall and stay in Chicago, co-locating CPP EXPO 2013 with PRINT 13 was the ideal solution! Additionally, it 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."