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Print & Converting 2005 Announces Industry Association Sponsors

Press release from the issuing company

Reston, VA – Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), producers of PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, announced today that it has agreed to a sponsorship arrangement with the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). Several other industry associations and allied groups are expected to be announced as sponsors within the coming weeks. “We feel that industry support for our events is critical to their success, and these arrangements serve to confirm our assertion that this event is representative of the needs of the industry as a whole, and that it is relevant to the commercial, package printing and converting industries. For associations like FPA to recognize our event’s value to their members by officially supporting us is an important message for the industry to hear. We’re pleased to be working with them on this event,” noted Regis J. Delmontagne, President of GASC the event’s organizer. “FPA is a proud co-sponsor of PRINT 05 and CONVERTING 05,” said FPA president Marla Donahue. “Our members attend this event because in a single location they can learn about the tremendous advances in printing and converting, two key elements of flexible packaging.” PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 will be the largest event in 2005 for the commercial, package printing and converting industries. The event, encompassing nearly 900,000 square feet, and hosting 80,000 attendees interacting with over 900 exhibitors will span 7 days in the expansive McCormick Place Complex, Chicago, IL. The event will provide commercial and package printers, converters and service providers in the graphic communications industry a unique opportunity to see the latest prepress, printing, converting and related equipment together under one roof in the US. “The example set by the recent drupa event locating commercial printing equipment alongside package printing and converting equipment further demonstrates the convergence of the interests and technology involved in commercial, package printing and converting and will be a key focal point at the upcoming PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 event. The support of converting- and package printing-related trade groups further strengthens the case for a combined, broadscope event accurately meeting the needs of the marketplace,” noted Delmontagne.