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Record-Breaking East Coast SGIA Expo Shows Strength of the Specialty Imaging Community

Monday, November 09, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

More than 23,800 attendees crowd the sold-out Expo floor

Atlanta, Georgia - The 2015 SGIA Expo (Atlanta, November 4–6) showcased the most innovative technologies in the specialty imaging marketplace, while establishing it as the premier marketplace for educated attendees looking to buy. More than 64 percent of attendees reported having direct purchasing authority.

“This is my 17th show, and it’s been one of the best,” said David Haas of Proell, Inc. “We’ve seen a lot of high-quality contacts come through and even some direct contacts.”

The following results came from the Expo this week at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more details, look for the complete Expo recap online next week.

  • Total Registrants: 23,864 as of 2:00 pm, November 6, 2015
  • Total Number of Exhibitors: 545 (Expo floor 100 percent sold out)

Many industry sectors saw significant growth of attendees at the 2015 SGIA Expo, including:

  • Five percent growth in sign makers
  • 14 percent growth in apparel decorators
  • 6.8 percent increase in commercial printers, marking the third year of growth for this industry sector
  • 26 percent increase in printers using flexograpy, marking a significant move to digital solutions in packaging

“This is one of the best shows we’ve ever been to,” said Jason Kammes, Business Development Manager of FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division.

2015-2016 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Hoddy Peck, Meisel

2014-2015 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Tim Markley, Markley Enterprises 

2015 SGIA Expo Platinum Sponsors: Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US), EFI, FUJIFILM North America Corporation Graphic Systems Division, Hewlett Packard

2015 SGIA Gold Sponsors: INX Digital International Co, Kornit Digital, Marabu, Mimaki USA, OKI Data Americas, Piedmont Plastics, Roland DGA Corporation and STAHLS’.

The 2016 SGIA Expo will be held in Las Vegas, September 14–16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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