Newest show feature brings designers and production professionals together, offering an engaging networking experience like no other

Orlando, FL – December 17, 2012 – Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) today announces that it has partnered with PrintMediaCentr to bring an all-new, interactive design-centric zone right to the show floor. Designers can here experience cutting-edge marketing technology, thought-provoking speakers and panels, and inspiring print and design ideas.

Produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, and now in its 38th year, GOA is held February 21-23, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

George Ryan, GOA President, says, “Every year, hundreds of designers make the pilgrimage to GOA and the Digital Classroom Live! — formerly the cre8 conference – to re-connect and re-energize by together learning, and experiencing first-hand, the latest news and technology from the experts.

“This year, we’re stepping up the designer experience on the show floor with the introduction of the PrintMediaCentr, co-located in our popular Expo Theater. Our goal is to continue to expand our reach for attendees from all disciplines; and the PrintMediaCentr here answers the call by putting creative professionals right in the middle of the print and production action.”

New on the GOA Show Floor!
In its inaugural year, PrintMediaCentr brings its action-packed, fun-filled networking zone live to the expo floor. Attendees can see, firsthand, the use of print-based marketing technology – such as iPR, Augmented Reality, and QR Codes; listen to an array of speakers and panels; and more.

Print samples from numerous sources will be displayed, to inspire attendees with endless possibilities in print and design.

Deborah Corn, PrintMediaCentr Principal, says, “I am thrilled to be working with GOA to create this dynamic space, where the design, print and paper community can come together to learn from each other and network. Our goal is to inspire the attendees with amazing print and design samples, provide information on how to create amazing print, and of course have a little fun along the way!”

Further details to follow. Visitors can visit the PrintMediaCenter in the GOA Expo Theatre booth #371.

For more information about GOA 2013, visit: www.goa2013.com, or call: 1-800-331-0461.

About PrintMediaCentr
PrintMediaCentr (PMC) is a global communications platform supplying information and resources to the print & integrated marketing industry. Through the site and its channels – including the LinkedIn Group Print Production Professionals and weekly #printchat on Twitter – PMC engages with the largest social media community in print, by sharing content, information, training and education for relevant products and services. PMC is aligned with many industry organizations and events to support their efforts through its various initiatives and services. For more information, visit: www.printmediacentr.com.

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, FL. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit: www.flprint.org.

About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 38th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry’s largest annual combined exposition and conference in the U.S. With worldwide attendance, GOA is a unique event that attracts over 8,100 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit: www.goa2013.com.

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