Reston, VA - Visitors to GRAPH EXPO will see more machinery, more top brand manufacturers and more innovative processes than at any other industry exhibition and conference in the Americas this year. Held in the mammoth McCormick Place South, September 9-12, 2007, in Chicago, IL, GRAPH EXPO's dedicated Mailing & Fulfillment Center will be more comprehensive than last year, with the largest showcase of mail processing, sorting, stamping, weighing, addressing and preparation equipment in one place.
Space sales in the Center at the same time in 2006 totaled over 25,000 square feet with 42 exhibitors, and it has already grown by nearly 10%, with well over 27,000 square feet sold and 49 exhibitors, including five that are brand new to the Center this year. This important market segment has steadily expanded its presence at GRAPH EXPO, dazzling buyers with an increasing array of innovative, high quality products from manufacturers and suppliers from around the world.
"The growth of this section of the show has been remarkable. We're extremely pleased to see attendees' continued interest in the expansion of this area, demonstrated by their visits with exhibitors, attendance at the seminar sessions, and general interest in driving business opportunities forward," stated Ralph Nappi, president of GASC. "Each new initiative in the Mailing & Fulfillment Center has been well received by attendees and exhibitors as we continue to move toward meeting the total needs of the industry," said Nappi.
With the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association's (MFSA's) annual Leaders Conference held just prior to GRAPH EXPO again this year, attendees at MFSA's top conference will gain valuable insights into the general health of the mailing sector, and learn about new opportunities within this important segment of the graphic communications industry. Visitors to the Center will also gain access to the most current outlook on today's mailing industry via a full schedule of free presentations by exhibiting vendors in the Center's own theater on the show floor. MFSA is also designing a more in-depth series of sessions on key business opportunities and technical challenges within the mailing sector as part of GRAPH EXPO's seminar program.
"As equipment manufacturers and suppliers see the value of participating in this prestigious event, they realize an expanded presence can create additional benefits. And, as more of their competitors participate, the advantage of exhibiting becomes even more clear," observes C. Clint Bolte, of Bolte & Associates, a top consultant to the mailing and fulfillment sector. "This event has even overtaken the industry's leading position traditionally held by the National Postal Forum, especially for suppliers. Displaying their equipment running on the show floor is a big advantage for exhibitors and attendees alike."
Space reservations and inquires continue to come into GASC offices, and the show company says it expects the event to be a near sell-out over the coming months. GASC's redesigned show website for 2007 opens in late-March for registration. For complete information phone: 703-264-7200 or e-mail: [email protected]