Graph Expo 15: Transform

Graph Expo 15: Transform

This year’s Graph Expo conference will showcase the newest printing technology and offer a dynamic forum for attendees to learn about new print production solutions when it returns to the Windy City Sept. 13-16.

According to Deborah Vieder, director of communications, the event will host 400 contracted exhibitors representing nearly 1,100 brands. Last year, Graph Expo saw more than 13,800 individual attendees from 77 different countries and 440 exhibiting companies.

Transform, the conference’s theme and the industry strategy for 2015, is meant to demonstrate the importance of transforming a business for today’s market to achieve continued success, said Vieder.

More than 50 sessions are scheduled, and the show will also host more than 50 co-located events including conferences, meetings, user groups and receptions.

“This year’s all-new conference program will feature the most in-demand ‘hot topic’ sessions featuring top industry expert presenters,” Vieder said. “Fourteen of these highly interactive sessions will be of specific interest to publishing professionals.”

Those sessions include:

Leap into LEAN: Simple Start-up Steps for Your Company
Keeping in Stride with the USPS
Offset and Digital Printing: A 2015 Update
Photoshop Wizardry for Prepress and Printing
Color Matching Magic Across Multiple Devices and Substrates
Augmented Reality: Experiencing Print Through a Digital Lens
Perfecting Press Ready PDFs with Adobe Creative Suite
The Status and Future of the Printing Industry
Value Added Techniques for Print that Performs
INFOTRENDS TRACK/Emerging Technology:Coming of Age Inkjet: Applications and Opportunities
COLOR You Productive: The HiFi/Extended Color Gamut Difference
Effective Warehouse and Inventory Management Tips for Success
Business Strategy Re-Boot: The Three Essential Steps
COLOR Matching MAGIC Across All Media

In addition, Graph Expo 15 will debut three floor sections for attendees to explore: Materials Matter, featuring top suppliers of paper and non-paper substrates; Applications Island, showcasing new print applications; and The Industrial Printing Pavilion, featuring Future Print—3D is Here.

The Newspaper Pavilion, designed to help cut costs and boost profits, will once again take place on the conference floor as an opportunity for newspaper production professionals to network, according to the Graph Expo website.

Graph Expo 15 will share the McCormick Place location with the CPP Expo, the converting and package printing expo, in the South Hall. Both shows will overlap with Process Expo.

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