SGIA 2012 set to be 'most indulgent yet'

Sgia 2012

The 2012 SGIA Expo, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, USA between 18th and 20th October 2012, is - according to the organisers - set to be the industry’s 'most indulgent yet'.  Leading suppliers and manufacturers have already signed up as sponsors.  Platinum sponsors include Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US, EFI, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and FUJIFILM North America Corp. Graphic Systems Division. INX Digital International Co, Novus Imaging Inc, Roland DGA Corporation and STAHLS’ are participating as Gold level sponsors.

“As our partner, SGIA offers us the tools and capabilities we need to enable our customers to be more profitable and grow,” says Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing for Agfa Graphics North America. “From trend information, valuable news, educational sessions and comprehensive publications, SGIA provides the resources that get exposure for Agfa and our customers.”

“Durst is proud to be a continuing sponsor of the SGIA Expo,” says Christopher Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Durst Image Technology US. “It has proven to be a great source of information for the imaging community and its focus on bringing the latest innovations and market trends to the members from a broad spectrum of printing segments is invaluable for the industry.”

“The SGIA Expo is a primary gathering point and marketplace for EFI to demonstrate its unique automated workflow, including web-to-print systems, browser-based productivity software solutions, Fiery ProServer-driven digital presses, and several wide- and super wide-format digital inkjet printers,” says Ken Hanulec, vice president of marketing for inkjet solutions at EFI. “The SGIA event continues to be one of our most successful show venues worldwide.”

“The SGIA Expo continues to be a prime venue for Epson to unveil and demonstrate our most advanced printing technologies and solutions for the specialty graphics industry, including our new SureColor 64-inch solvent printers,” says Reed Hecht, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “We are sure the 2012 Expo will be no exception in the quality and innovation it brings to the industry.”

“The SGIA Expo is a premier large-format industry event and a key strategic opportunity for HP to connect with leading sign and display professionals,” says David Murphy, Americas director of marketing, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “HP is proud of our long-standing relationship with SGIA, and we are eager to foster the mutual benefits of our 2012 exposition sponsorship. For us, the event helps strengthen and create new customer relationships, while demonstrating our market leadership in large-format UV and Latex printing.”

“Fujifilm is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of the 2012 SGIA Expo, and we look forward to connecting with key customers and showcasing our latest innovations for production of display graphics at this year’s show,” says Mitch Bode, vice president of wide-format graphics, at FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphics Systems Division.

“Novus Imaging is proud to partner with SGIA as a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming exhibition in Las Vegas,” says Kevin Sykes, founder, president and CEO at Novus Imaging. “SGIA is virtually synonymous with the graphics industry, and we believe the partnership helps us to keep our finger on the pulse.”

“SGIA is always one of the year’s highlights and we are excited to be there once again in 2012 as a Gold sponsor,” says Andrew Oransky, director of marketing and product management for Roland. “This year, we will demonstrate our most advanced digital printing, engraving, personalisation and custom apparel technologies to date, including several DPI award winners.”

“The SGIA Expo was an invaluable success for GroupeSTAHL last year. As a Gold Level Sponsor for 2012, we look forward to the extra visibility that sponsorship provides. The year-round promotional coverage, via, press releases, an ad in the 2012 Expo Exposition Directory, various advertising opportunities, and online banner ads, makes it very worthwhile for us,” says Carleen Gray, vice president and chief marketing officer, GroupeSTAHL.

“INX Digital International is proud to sponsor SGIA in 2012,” says Ken Kisner, president, INX Digital Americas. “We find it to be a tremendous industry resource that provides many of the tools and information our customers find essential to helping them make key business decisions.”

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