A Few Upcoming Events To Check Out In 2013

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Greetings Citizens of The Printerverse!

Thank you all for making 2012 an amazing year of growth, quality discussion, and superb networking here on Print Media Centr and in my LinkedIn Group Print Production Professionals. The group now exceeds 46,000 members, and along with the various channels PMC navigates including this site and #printchat, we have collectively created the largest social media community in Print! An not only that, but we are active and engaged… So THANK YOU for your contributions and participation and being part of this journey we are all taking together!

As I often mention, engaging with PMC does have its privileges! With that, I’d like to tell you about a few events coming up that you should check out… and pass along some exclusive offers to all of you, and all of your connections of course! Stay tuned as more info will be available and more events will be added to our list!

FESPA’s Global Summit http://www.fespa.com/globalsummit/ 
The Brewery and Montcalm Hotel – London – January 22-23, 2013

FESPA’s flagship thought leadership event is the top forum for senior executives in the global print community. The Summit is only open to Print Service Providers, Advertising Agency representatives and Brand owners. If you are a supplier to PSP’s you can only attend as a sponsor.

We have a promo code for 10% off registration, and one person who registers with that code will win a FREE 2-night five star accommodation for this five star event! Info here: http://ow.ly/gcvOA 

PODi’s AppForum 2013 http://www.appforum.org 
Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas – January 28-30, 2013

It’s all about new opportunities, new technologies and building profitable digital print businesses. It’s an open exchange where peers come to get and share information, and vendor neutral with no hidden sales agenda.

We have a promo code to save $100 on registration: 2PMC13AF and
PODi provided us with some great reasons to attend: http://ow.ly/gcx12 

GRAPHICS OF THE AMERICAS (GOA) 2013 http://www.goa2013.com 
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, FL – February 21-23, 2013

In it’s 38th year, GOA is a unique event that attracts an average audience of 8,100 printers, designers, and creative professionals from over 90 countries (60% U.S.). And if you need another reason to attend and visit Florida in February, Print Media Centr is partnering with GOA to create a cool and Print Inspirational Show Floor Feature! So come and hang out with me! More info will follow (like where to send your inspiring print and design samples to share with attendees) but here is some to get your started: http://ow.ly/gcxYB 

Xplor International’s User Conference & Vendor Forum http://ow.ly/gergn 
Trade Winds Island Grand Hotel – St. Pete Beach, FL – April 16-18 2013

This year’s theme is “Breakthrough ’13” and features educational sessions ideal for any company that generates customer communications via print, web, social media, mobile, or all of the above. Industry and subject matter experts will share trends, best practices, case studies and solutions that will provide you with the information you need to increase your knowledge, and walk away with actionable ideas.

I’ll have more info on this as well, but if you touch DATA, want info on PDF/VT directly from Adobe, are using cross media and thinking cloud, give the conference a look.

Printing Industries of America’s Integrated Print Forum http://www.integratedprintforum.org
PIA Headquarters - Sewickley, PA – May 14-15, 2013

Hurricane Sandy was responsible for the cancellation of this event in late October, but it has since been rescheduled and now everyone has a second chance to attend. The Integrated Print Forum is for anyone who wants to learn everything there is to know about integrating print with other media to enhance their company’s product offerings and build new revenue streams. Reserve your space at this not-to-be-missed event and take the mystery out of your future!

Wishing you all a peaceful and SAFE holiday season, health and prosperity in 2013 and beyond… and I hope to see you at many events next year – especially PRINT 13 where THE PRINTERVERSETM will be bigger, bolder, and better than last year!

Print Long, and Prosper!

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