- September 23, 2013
"Two common themes seemed to be repeated by attendees and exhibitors alike at the show this year," says Ralph Nappi, president of the Graphic Arts Show Co., producer of the event. "First, a sense of optimism existed that has not been evidenced in our industry for a few years; the second was the surprising number of deals that were inked at the show."
The pre-show EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference held on Saturday, September 7, focused on "Driving Profits through Innovation, Integration and Communication." This year's program reportedly was the highest attended since 2005.
Following are some of the comments reported by GASC:
"The quality leads we obtained at PRINT 13 exceeded our expectations." - Marc Olin, EFI
"PRINT 13 was a tremendous success for Konica Minolta. “We felt that we not only met but exceeded our expectations and are very pleased with the final outcome." - Dino Pagliarello, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A
"PRINT 13 was the best of the PRINT and GRAPH EXPO shows over the last nine years for us." - Francis McMahon, Canon Solutions America
"Overall the show has been excellent. Customers have been well-qualified. We have also seen a lot of traffic from Latin America." - Ela Bukshapan, Scodix
"KBA is extremely pleased with its investment in PRINT 13. The quality of the attendees and the attendance by senior management of major printing and packaging firms allowed us to generate healthy business and have meaningful dialogues." - Eric Frank, KBA North America
"This has been an excellent show, I'd say a 60 percent increase in booth traffic over the past, and the level of contacts was way better, mostly decision makers." - Chris Calomino, ACTEGA Kelstar
"We took away many good leads, with significant potential for adding new customers." - Mark Geeves, Color-Logic
"We're absolutely thrilled by the excellent participation in the show. There appears to be more participation from overseas distributors, especially from Latin America and Asia." - Scott Brown, Printing Research
"This year's event was a true test of the industry's willingness to support a large printing trade show, and from my perspective it clearly got a passing grade." - Barb Pellow, InfoTrends
GASC is currently verifying registration reports to provide an accurate and detailed summary of actual buyers and demographic data, and it will release this registration data by October 4.