Upcoming Trade Shows For The Printing Industry

There is much that has changed in the printing and graphic arts industry over the past twenty years: the rise of the Internet, the breakneck pace of new and evolving technologies, the increasing interconnectedness of the global economy and the wrenching changes that have been brought on in our industry over the past three years from an economy in crisis.

What can you do as an individual or as a company involved in the printing-graphic arts industry to help promote the industry?

One way that you can help the printing industry as a whole to rebound is to showcase any and all printing and graphic arts industry related trade shows. Even if you are not involved with the particular niche market that a trade show is marketing to, there is a saying that “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats”. The more exposure that the printing industry receives as a whole, the better light that the printing industry is shown in, the better it will be for all members of this industry.

The example below will illustrate what I am asking you to do. Although the Association of Independent Mailing Equipment Dealers is not in any way directly related to the thermographic printing industry niche, their trade show will be promoted on this web site as a way to boost the printing marketplace as an industry.

 

TRADE SHOWS OCCURING IN 2017

Graphics of the Americas Trade Show Schedule & Location – Website: www.GOAExpo.com
ABOUT THE GOA: GOA is the place to discover new opportunities and learn what you can do to ensure you will be a long-term player in the new world of blended communications. Known for its unique ability to create the industry’s most diverse and dynamic marketplace, GOA combines creative, pre/post-press, offset, digital inject grand format, flexo/label/packaging, direct-to-substrate and dye sublimation printing, bindery and finishing, mailing and fulfillment – all in one place and under one roof. Our Show Floor Feature areas provide you an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and interact with print professionals from all over the world who make purchasing decisions for your products and services.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
GOA Expo February 16–18, 2017 Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach, Florida USA

 

China Int’l Label Printing Technology Exhibition Show Schedule & Location – Website: www.ChinaExhibition.com
ABOUT THE CHINA EXHIBITION: The China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology 2017 will take place during March 1-3, 2017 at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou. The organizer is Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. The goal of the China Exhibition is to be the market leader in international trade promotion services in China & Asia offering integrated exhibition, publishing, online and other marketing solutions. We are committed to customer satisfaction through our reliable, quality and competitive services, as well as our proven experience in enhancing the economic ties between China and the rest of the world.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
Seno Label 2017 March 1-3, 2017 China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China

 

Business Technology Association Show Schedules & Locations – Website: www.BTA.org
ABOUT THE BTA: The BTA trade show will let you learn from experts, network with fellow dealers and gather new ideas and strategies to sustain and promote your business. Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association (BTA) serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, provide services and sell hardware, software and supplies with the primary goal of helping businesses optimize business document and information workflows. Through the association’s various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
Spring Break March 24-25, 2017 Orlando, Florida USA
Gateway to Success June 7-8, 2017 Kansas City, Missouri USA
2017 BTA National Conference August 16-18, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Grand Slam September 13-14, 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Fall Colors Retreat October 19-20, 2017 Asheville, North Carolina USA

 

Imaging & Technology Education Exposition Schedule & Location – Website: www.ITEXShow.com
ABOUT THE ITEX: The Imaging & Technology Education Exposition is the largest and most extensive national tradeshow connecting vendors and resellers in the office technology space.
Recognized as the industry’s premier event, ITEX showcases all aspects of the evolving office market and the growing influence of IT services. Join us at the intersection of cutting-edge technologies, education and networking opportunities, where ITEX attendees learn how to leverage, manage and build business solutions. ITEX was developed to provide dealers with access to a vendor-agnostic trade show featuring practical education addressing modern industry solutions to help grow their businesses. As the show grew over the years, it has proven to be a huge success.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
ITEX Expo April 18-20, 2017 Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, Nevada USA

 

Imaging & Technology Education Exposition Schedule & Location – Website: www.AIMEDWeb.org
ABOUT AIMED: The 2017 AIMED National Conference lets you connect with all of the major dealers and suppliers in the mailing, shipping and business communications industries. AIMED was formed when business leaders gathered with a vision for all independent mailing equipment dealers. What was initially envisioned as a channel to facilitate the buying and selling of parts and equipment apart from an industry giant has grown into a worldwide, global association of more than 300 dealerships strong!
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
AIMED Nat’l Conference April 19-22, 2017 Westin Crown Center Hotel – Kansas City, Missouri USA

 

InPrint USA Industrial Print Exposition Schedule & Location – Website: www.InPrintShow.com/usa
ABOUT InPrint USA: InPrint is the exhibition for industrial print technology. Uniquely designed for print technology for manufacturing, the event has become the key marketplace in Europe for state of the art functional, decorative and packaging printing in industrial production. InPrint is widely recognized for offering high level expertise and unique, cutting edge technology, product launches and showcases from leading brands in the fields of industrial specialty, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D technology print solutions. Specialists from manufacturing come here to find customized, cooperatively designed system solutions in order to generate new possibilities and revenue in industrial production.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
InPrint USA April 25-27, 2017 Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida USA

 

ExpoGrafica Exposition Schedule & Location – Website: www.ExpoGrafica.com
ABOUT AIMED: ExpoGrafica is the most important Graphic Arts business platform in the Spanish speaking world, where qualified buyers from all over the world meet to strengthen the success of their businesses. ExpoGrafica’s objective is to promote the printing industry as a whole by making the latest technologies accessible to the market. ExpoGrafica also provides relevant industry training, allowing us to update our participants, while reinvesting the economic benefits in the same environment. ExpoGrafica’s has the widest range of solutions in the graphic arts, printing and communications industries, undoubtedly offering the most profitable business platform for the graphic arts industry.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
ExpoGrafica May 17-20, 2017 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

 

PacPrint 2017 Exposition Schedule & Location – Website: www.PacPrint.com.au
ABOUT PacPrint 2017: PacPrint is the most comprehensive and relevant business-to-business event serving the evolving needs of the printing, sign & graphic communications industry. PacPrint is an internationally recognized platform for Australian and International suppliers of printing and graphic communications technology and services to generate business opportunities with targeted, informed and motivated buyers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Organized by Visual Connections Australia, PacPrint is presented by Visual Connections Australia and the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA). PacPrint17 will be co-located with the Visual Impact Expo – one of Australia’s leading showcases for the signage, engraving, display and wide format market.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
PacPrint 2017 May 23-26, 2017 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center – Melbourne, Australia

 

Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) Trade Show Schedule & Location – Website: www.GraphExpo.com
ABOUT THE GASC: GASC® produces world-class trade shows exclusively for the graphic communications industry with the latest technologies and solutions that span the realm of Print, Online and Mobile. Today’s industry professionals demand more color, higher quality, more personalization, faster delivery, digital processes and one-stop shopping. New technology and digital workflows have enabled many companies to expand their services and product lines to transition from print service providers into versatile marketing service providers—and also explore new markets for additional profit opportunities. Future-focused GASC tradeshows are the most exciting, diverse and complete place to see these innovative new products demonstrated.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
Print17 Expo Sept 10–14, 2017 McCormick Place – South Hall – Chicago, Illinois USA

 

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Trade Show Schedule, Location Website: www.SGIA.org
ABOUT THE SGIA: The 2017 SGIA Expo will bring together the industry’s most qualified attendees — the majority of whom have purchasing authority — to experience your company’s technology, equipment, supplies, software and applications. Leading imaging professionals from every sector of the imaging industry: Sign making, digital imaging, commercial printing and garment decoration will flood the Expo floor in search of your products, methodologies and innovative applications. Tens of thousands of educated attendees will explore the wall-to-wall exhibitor booths and meet with their colleagues, competitors, customers and potential clients, often while making immediate buying decisions right on the show floor.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
Print17 October 10–12, 2017 McCormick Place – South Hall – Chicago, Ilinois USA

 

TRADE SHOWS OCCURING IN 2018

Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) Trade Show Schedule & Location – Website: www.GraphExpo.com
ABOUT THE GASC: GASC® produces world-class trade shows exclusively for the graphic communications industry with the latest technologies and solutions that span the realm of Print, Online and Mobile. Today’s industry professionals demand more color, higher quality, more personalization, faster delivery, digital processes and one-stop shopping. New technology and digital workflows have enabled many companies to expand their services and product lines to transition from print service providers into versatile marketing service providers—and also explore new markets for additional profit opportunities. Future-focused GASC tradeshows are the most exciting, diverse and complete place to see these innovative new products demonstrated.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
Graph Expo 18 Sept 30–Oct 3, 2018 McCormick Place – South Hall – Chicago, Ilinois USA

TRADE SHOWS OCCURING IN 2019

Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) Trade Show Schedule & Location – Website: www.GraphExpo.com
ABOUT THE GASC: GASC® produces world-class trade shows exclusively for the graphic communications industry with the latest technologies and solutions that span the realm of Print, Online and Mobile. Today’s industry professionals demand more color, higher quality, more personalization, faster delivery, digital processes and one-stop shopping. New technology and digital workflows have enabled many companies to expand their services and product lines to transition from print service providers into versatile marketing service providers—and also explore new markets for additional profit opportunities. Future-focused GASC tradeshows are the most exciting, diverse and complete place to see these innovative new products demonstrated.
Event Dates Trade Show Event Location
Graph Expo 19 September 22–25, 2019 Orange County Convention Center – South Hall Orlando, Florida USA

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