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Conferences and Exhibitions

(December 2004) posted on Thu Dec 30, 2004

Coming events for 2005

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August 18-20


Centro Banamex

Mexico City, Mexico

Going into its 8th year, imageWorld, held at the 7,128-sq m (76,
725 sq ft) Centro Banamex in Mexico City by ST Media Group
International, is Mexico's largest trade show for the signmaking,
screen printing, and digital printing industries. New this year--a
seminar program in Spanish from field experts. (imageWorld:

September 9-15

Print '05 & Converting '05

McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

Held every 4 years and managed by the Graphic Arts Show Company
(GASC), Print and Converting is one of the largest trade shows held
for printing, publishing, and converting technology. Print and
Converting '05 will encompass 900,000 sq ft within Chicago's
McCormick Place convention center and will occupy both the North and
South Halls.

Attendees, which include printers, publishers, prepress managers,
package designers, and advertisers, are expected from 75 countries to
see a showcase of product introductions from a variety of
manufacturers and suppliers in commercial printing, high-speed
digital printing, wide-format printing, and converting technologies.

The 2005 educational program will consist of more than 80 seminars
broken up into 15 categories--Business, Color, Converting, Digital,
Financial, Mailing, Management, Marketing, Packaging, Pressroom,
Pre-media, Production, Sales, Wide-Format, and Workflow. (Graphic
Arts Show Company:

September 11-14

Seybold Chicago: Digital Publishing Workflow & Asset

DAM Summit

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

Featuring a Digital Asset Management Summit (DAM) with tutorials
for off-the-shelf as well as open-system repositories for publishers
and brand managers, Seybold Chicago also features a curriculum
covering up-front metadata, JDF tools, variable-data publishing
systems, and direct marketing. (Seybold Chicago:

September 21-23

VM+SD International Retail Design Conference

Fairmont Hotel

Chicago, IL

Sponsored by ST Media Group International, and in its 5th year,
the VM+SD International Retail Design Conference plays to
participants representing a wide cross-section of the retail design,
visual merchandising, construction, brand marketing, and architecture
industries. Keynote speakers offer advice, perceptions, and
interpretations of current industry trends while an expanded VIP
program offers networking opportunities. (VM+SD International
Retail Design Conference:

September 28-Oct 1

SGIA: Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology Show

Earnest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

The Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology Show presented by
the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), is expecting more
than 450 exhibitors and 12,000 attendees for this annual convention
and expo that features demonstrations of products for the sign
industry such as new substrates, inks, technologies, processes, and
new opportunities to save and make money. From P-O-P, signs, and
decals to wide-format and T-shirts, the future of specialty graphic
imaging can be seen at this show. (SGIA:

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October 20-22

PhotoPlus Expo

Jacob Javits Convention Center

New York, NY

Aimed toward professional photographers, graphic designers, photo
labs, and service bureaus, PhotoPlus Expo features more than 200
exhibitors for those in the photographic and imaging industries.
Seminars are on topics such as large-format fine-art printing,
color-management and Photoshop CS, digital workflow for professional
photographers, and dealing with digital images after photo shoots.
(PhotoPlus Expo:

November 29-Dec 2

Seybold San Francisco: Content Creation & Asset Management

XML Summit

The Palace Hotel

San Francisco, CA

Seybold's annual publishing technology conference features an XML
Summit and focuses on new developments in editorial, design, and
production workflow as well as asset management, XML tools, color
profiling and management, cross-channel publishing, metadata tags,
and asset archiving. (Seybold San Francisco:

December 7-8

The P-O-P Show/StoreXpo

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

New York, NY

The P-O-P Show/New York offers attendees a direct route to
learning how to be successful at retail with exhibitors showing
products such as in-store marketing displays, fixtures, signs and

P-O-P materials. The show is now co-located with ST Media Group's
StoreXpo, which features exhibitors from mannequin, surfacing
material, and wallcovering and flooring companies to give attendees a
one-stop retail design experience. (The P-O-P Show:;

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