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Printing Association of Florida Members Join Forces at Graphics of the Americas

Press release from the issuing company

Miami, Florida, 1/9/03 – Starting January 24, 2003, an estimated 25,000 graphic arts professionals will descend on more than 1500 booths at the Miami Beach Convention Center for the 26th annual Graphics of the Americas trade show. Of 500 companies exhibiting, more than 60 are members of the Printing Association of Florida, Inc. (PAF). Mirroring the depth and breadth of the show itself, PAF members will be exhibiting the full gamut of equipment, goods and services available at the show: everything from heavy equipment (Heidelberg USA, Ryobi/Spinola Printers Supply, and AB Dick) to consumables (SunChemical, Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Flint Ink, and International Paper) to software solutions (Global Pre-press Systems and Printer’s Software). “The majority of these companies are headquartered within Florida and take advantage of all that PAF offers throughout the year,” said Chris Price, VP and General Manager for GOA, “but many companies join the association just for the benefits they receive when the exhibit as a PAF member.” Included in the list of extras for PAF members: first return of cartons and crates during move out, highlighting of booths on all exhibit floor directory floor plans, special mention in the Association’s publication, a 40% discount on select furniture packaging, ‘Red-Carpet’ service at the Brede (show decorator) service counter, and discounts on booth cleaning, floral packages, interpreter’s services, exhibitor parking, computer equipment rental, photography services and lead retrieval units. Perhaps the most unusual perk is the free massage offered to PAF member/exhibitors in a special VIP lounge. Graphics of the Americas is the largest annually produced graphic arts trade show anywhere in the world in the first half of each calendar year. This year, an estimated 25,000 buyers from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean will come together to view over 500 exhibitors in 1500 booths. Following is a complete list of PAF member companies who will be exhibiting: Graphics of the Americas is produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, Inc., an industry trade association. Complete information, including on-line show and seminar registration, hotel reservations, airline and rental car information, and itinerary planning, is available at www.graphicsoftheamericas.com. For information on exhibiting or becoming a show sponsor, call 1-800-749-4855 x 18. From outside the United States and Canada, please dial 305-558-4855 x 18.