Partner Voices: PRINT 17 Comes Home to Chicago, Offering Publishers a New Learning Experience and High-Energy Exhibition
Every year, the publishing community gathers at GRAPH EXPO or PRINT to network, learn and innovate with the entire graphic communications value chain. This year, PRINT 17 comes home to Chicago with new opportunities for all to grow their businesses.
As a publisher, your success hinges on staying profitable. PRINT 17 promises to deliver the solutions to grow YOUR business. You will be able to:
- Evaluate more than 400 suppliers of print and graphic communications technologies and compare new products.
- See updated education offerings that will inspire you and address your pressing needs through the new Learning Experience.
Network and explore ideas with the largest community of colleagues, customers, suppliers and purchasing authorities in the industry.
Want to get the most out of your experience?
Collaborate and Explore Emerging Market Trends
Look to PRINT 17 for the future of the industry – what will you and your colleagues need tomorrow? Our community comes to PRINT 17 to evaluate and compare new products for current and future consideration and use. This is your chance to discuss new and unique applications as well as the newest solutions to real business challenges.
Discover the Latest Technologies at the Exhibition
Reaching untapped audiences while reinforcing existing relationships is key to continued success. In no other place will you see so many of the latest and most advanced technologies, services and products as the nearly sold-out PRINT 17 Exhibition. Not only can you examine, compare and invest in the latest graphic communications technologies, you can accomplish in a few hours what would normally take weeks and months elsewhere. No other industry event brings together as many dealers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers in such close touch with you and each other. It is the most cost-effective way to see new technologies and compare products.
What is NEW this year?
The Learning Experience at PRINT 17
PRINT 17 is happy to announce new, innovative learning formats this year that foster knowledge exchanges and allow you to design your own education experience. More than 50 education sessions will shed light on topics ranging from design/creative process, packaging, marketing, growth strategies and emerging technologies. These educational programs analyze new methods to increase ROI through education seminars and hands-on labs, pre-show OUTLOOK 17 conference, panel discussions, Distinguished Leader speakers, and the Learning Experience Theater presentations on the show floor.
There will be more sessions focused on printing in the digital marketing age geared toward publishers this year—here is just a sampling:
- The State of Our Industry: What’s Happening, What’s Ahead and What We Can Do About It
- Marketing and Working with Millennials
- Using the Design Thinking Process to Innovate YOUR Business
- Fads, Trends and Disruptive Technology
- Creative Color: Best Practices for Content Creators
- Romano on the Future of PRINT
- Marketing Makes the Difference
Attend OUTLOOK 17
Start off the event right on opening day with the popular annual marketing trends and technology update conference, OUTLOOK 17! This newly reformatted program is your opportunity to learn new business strategies on important issues and make connections for future success. During OUTLOOK 17, Kim Latreille, Publishing Consultant & Ryerson University Lecturer, will present “The Emergence of Custom Publishing,” examining custom publishing among commercial printers who desire more publication-style work. Plus, the annual MUST SEE ‘EMS “Best of Category” exhibits and products will be announced, guiding you to the most compelling technologies and products to be found on the show floor.
Sign up for the Free Distinguished Leader Speaker Series
New this year, our "Distinguished Leader" Speaker series will bring you demonstrated thought leaders and agents of change. These leaders in their fields will share their unique experiences and how to stay ahead in your industry. These sessions are open to everyone at no cost.
Hear from Tod Szewczyk of Leo Burnett on “The Future of People, Technology and Advertising,” and Michael Chase of St. Joseph Communications, speaking on “Print in a Digital World 2018 Trend Report.”
Connect with Your Colleagues and Develop New Relationships
The connections you make with colleagues, current and potential customers, and partners will lead to lasting alliances—and make a significant impact on your success. PRINT 17 offers many opportunities to introduce yourself, share, and learn throughout the event. Most importantly, it provides the venue for business networking and commerce within our industry community.
Celebrate PRINT! Our Party with a Purpose.
With our return to Chicago, we will host the first CELEBRATE PRINT! Our Party with a Purpose to benefit Family Rescue, one of the largest domestic violence agencies in Illinois. Join us for a night to remember at House of Blues Chicago, and rock to the famous Chicago eighties band Sixteen Candles while you dance and have the chance to donate!
Now that you know what’s new at PRINT 17, mark your calendar to attend. Don’t miss this chance to come together with the world’s leading publishers, printers, graphic communications professionals, brand owners, and creative marketing gurus. This is YOUR chance to experience the latest products and top-notch learning opportunities that will maximize YOUR business opportunities. To learn more, visit www.Print2017.com.