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Graphic Users Association to hold special events in Chicago during Graph Expo

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Reston, VA - The Graphic Users Association (GUA) has announced it will hold a number of events in Chicago next week in conjunction, and all co-located with GRAPH EXPO 2010.  GRAPH EXPO 2010, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago's McCormick Place.

GUA events include a Board meeting on Sunday, October 3, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, just adjacent to where GRAPH EXPO 2010 is being held in McCormick Place South, as well as a combined GUA and Kodak Customer Reception taking place later that same day in the Eastman Kodak Company booth, #1227.  All Kodak customers, GUA members and others interested in learning more about the association are invited to attend the reception.  Attendees can meet GUA members, Kodak representatives, and network with other graphic communications professionals. Finally, an educational session, "K-Zone Presentations: Unified Workflow - Invaluable," will take place October 5, on the K-Zone stage located in the Kodak booth.  GUA Board members will participate in this panel discussion that will center on workflow trends and market segment opportunities in the ever-changing print industry.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the GUA, sponsored by Kodak, comprises more than 3,500 user members.  According to GUA President Tom Clifford, Digital Development Manager at HC Miller Company, the association is designed to facilitate a greater sharing of knowledge among workflow users and reveal best practices for greater profitability.  "The GUA is growing and continually building tools, resources and new forums relevant to business owners, presidents, managers, technical supervisors and technicians," he said.  "In that sense, holding these GUA events in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO 2010 works out perfectly; our members will have the opportunity to share information with other Kodak users, then build upon their knowledge by walking the show floor at GRAPH EXPO 2010, which provides a whole new level of education."

"With the breadth and depth of solutions aimed at the workflow and digital and transactional printing markets, GRAPH EXPO 2010 offers an ideal backdrop for GUA events," observed Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company.  "GUA members will have ample opportunities to learn new profit-boosting ideas for their businesses, explore how to maximize their production efficiencies, and more fully understand how their operations compare and compete in today's marketplace."

Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, GRAPH EXPO 2010 themed, "The Next Generation of Print," has been designed to offer a customized show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees from 11 key market segments. The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communications technologies, live equipment demonstrations on the show floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities.  Attendees will find eight special interest sections on the show floor.  Along with the debut of News Print-the newspaper pavilion, these include PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring two of today's hottest technologies Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry's largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; the Prepress/Software-Design and Press/Finishing sections; and Education Main Street, for attendees seeking well-educated, talented industry newcomers to augment their company's workforce.




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