Graphics of the Americas (GOA)

Graphics of the Americas Announces Call for Speakers for 38th Annual Show in Orlando

The 38th Graphics of the Americas (GOA) trade show and conference, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida (PAF), today announces the call for speakers for its 2013 show. The deadline to receive session proposals is Friday, July 27, 2012.    

GOA 2013 is being held in Orlando, Fla., on February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center. The highly sought after cre8 conference will again join the show. 

A major success, GOA reported that 8,100 people from 90 countries attended the 2012 show, with a majority of attendees coming from the U.S. and Latin America. Of those who attended, 1,700 people attended the renowned world-class educational sessions, offered in both English and Spanish.

George Ryan, GOA President, says, "Given the constantly shifting marketplace, strategies and tactics, too, need to align accordingly for businesses to thrive. Our educational sessions are second to none and we look forward to continuing our track record with next year's show in Orlando."

Call for speakers      

GOA welcomes speaker proposals that are inspirational, practical, or both; and should cover comprehensive management, analysis, or technical experience, and derive from the speaker's first-hand knowledge and experience. All proposals are subject to review and are selected based on relevance. Presentations of a commercial nature, or promoting a particular product or platform, will not be considered.

GOA conference tracks serve designers, brand owners, print buyers, prepress specialists, printers, marketers, business strategists, and more.  Content provides new strategies, tips, techniques, and practices that speak to emerging markets, cultivation of new prospects, customer retention, and other current, sought after topics.

Proposal guidelines  

GOA welcomes suggestions for seminar topics and speakers submissions for presentations in both English and Spanish. Those interested should email submissions containing the following information, by Friday, July 27, 2012:

• Suggested session title

• 50-word description

• List of targeted attendees

• 3-5 sentences about what attendees will learn

• Short speaker biography 

Please also include complete contact information with the submission, including: name, title, company, phone, and email. Submissions may be emailed to George Ryan:

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