PRINT 18 welcomes you to explore the networking and event opportunities happening all three days of the show to help you connect with others in the industry. Not only do we offer an extensive Learning Experience complete with seminars, computer labs and lunch sessions, but also a handful of events meant to facilitate networking and building long-lasting connections. Maximize your event experience before, during and after the show by attending some of the events below!
Calling all first-timers at PRINT 18! YOU are invited to attend the First Timers' Reception taking place on the show floor at PRINT 18. This fun event will feature light fare, refreshments, and games for all to enjoy! Whether you're completely new to the industry or just new to PRINT, please join us for some networking and fun.
- Date: Sunday, September 30
- Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
- Where: Reception Area (on the show floor; booth #3129)
No RSVP required!
International Networking Reception (FREE Event)
Sunday, September 30 - 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel
Regency Ballroom CD
Join your industry colleagues from around the world as we welcome international buyers and representatives, APTech members and other distinguished guests to this VIP reception during PRINT 18. This is the perfect opportunity for companies seeking to expand their international business relationships. Enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres as you mingle.
The Young Entrepreneur Award 2018 will be presented by CONLATINGRAF to Luis Miura, Vice President of Administration at Famira Srl. Labels and Packaging and Impresora Arte Y Cine from the Dominican Republic.
To register or if you have any questions, please contact Pernilla Jonsson at: email@example.com or (703) 264-7200 ext. 252.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join us again for Celebrate PRINT! Our Party with a Purpose, taking place Monday, October 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Are you ready to party and benefit a cause that matters to our PRINT community? Last year, we raised more than $5,000 for Family Rescue Chicago to celebrate our return to the windy city. This year, join us at PINSTRIPES for a fresh take on bowling, games, Toast & Jam DJ, and modern rustic food in a trendy nightclub atmosphere. Connect, play and unwind while we benefit CJ's SKATEPARK, empowering children to overcome challenges and build confidence through recreation.
Shuttles will be available to take you from McCormick Place to PINSTRIPES.
New to PRINT 18 — get an exclusive look at the Exhibit Hall through the lens of industry experts on special guided tours. These free tours follow topic-specific education sessions in the Exhibit Hall Learning Experience Theater (Booth 1652) and run each day of the event.
Limited space available (15) on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required for each tour and you must be a registered attendee of PRINT 18 (no exhibitors or suppliers). E-mail Erin Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today once you have completed your attendee registration. Include your name, company, email address and the name of the tour(s) you would like to attend.
Click here to view the archived webinar about our Guided Tours; brought to you by Steven Schnoll, Trish Witkowski, and John Leininger.
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Mon. October 1 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The bindery is the final frontier of total workflow automation—but what’s the appropriate path to this goal? This tour will take you on a fascinating journey to explore automated solutions in 5 bindery categories.
Mon. October 1 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evolving digital technologies ranging from dealing with data management to printing are reshaping our industry. This tour will showcase diversified segment leaders and offer important conversations in providing the viable options to the future.
Sun. September 30 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
For in-plants, its two things: constantly strive to keep prices competitive and add more value-added products. The tour will engage with companies that can help in-plants cut manufacturing costs and others with products that can add more value.
Tues. October 2 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This tour will provide an overview of competing approaches to enhancing inkjet print quality and expanding media compatibility. The introduction will be followed by an exhibitor tour led by Inkjet Insight analysts who are ready to answer questions.
Tues. October 2 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Today print is much more than just putting ink on paper. This tour will take participants to some of the Specialty Print and Embellishments thought leader companies making the printed piece a stimulating marketing choice.
Sun. September 30 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cloud Technology is impacting the print industry in many different areas. Cloud computing is the delivery of many different services. This tour will highlight five industry segments that utilize the cloud in impactful ways.
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, September 30; 11:30 AM - 4 PMMcCormick Place South; Room S501a - Anyone interested is welcome to attend! Contact Ervin Dennis (email@example.com) for more information.
Annual User Conference
Saturday, September 29; 11 AM - 5 PMDinner and Speaker to follow at 6 PM. Fee: $100 for customers; $200 for non-customers
Brand Owner Council
Brand Owner Council Meeting
Monday, October 1; 2:30 - 3:30 PMMcCormick Place South; Room S105abc
Brand Inspiration Forum
Tuesday, October 2; 8:30 - 11:30 AMMcCormick Place South; Room S103a
Monday, October 1; 3:00 - 4:30 PMMcCormick Place South; Room S104ab
Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
Bindery Buffet Breakfast
Tuesday, October 2; 8 - 9 AMMcCormick Place South; Room S502a
Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
Tuesday, October 2; 9 - 11 AMMcCormick Place South; Room S501d
Girls Who Print
Girls Who Print Day
Tuesday, October 2McCormick Place South; The Printerverse, Booth 3823
Girls Who Print
Girls Who Print Luncheon
Tuesday, October 2; 12 NOONMcCormick Place South; The Printerverse, Booth 3823
Seminar: Printing - The Original Creative Industry
Sunday, September 30; 1:30 - 2:30 PMMcCormick Place South; Room S102cd
Graphic Arts Alliance
Monday, October 1; 7:30 - 10 AMMcCormick Place South; Room S501a
Great Lakes Graphic Association (GLGA)
Monday, October 1; 4 - 5:30 PMMcCormick Place South; Show Floor Reception Area, Booth #3129
September 30 - October 2McCormick Place South; Booth 3833
Imaging Network Group (INg)
2018 Annual Workshop
September 28 - September 29Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
International Newspaper Group (ING)
2018 Annual Conference
September 28 - 29Hyatt Regency Chicago http://internationalnewspapergroup.org/
IPMA Luncheon Session
Monday, October 1; 12 - 1:30 PMMcCormick Place South; Room S105ab
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, October 2; 7 - 10 AMMcCormick Place South; Room S501a
Print Media Centr
The Printerverse Theater
September 30 - October 2McCormick Place South; Booth 3823
Printing Industries of America
Premier Print Awards Gala
Sunday, September 30Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL; Also featuring the InterTech Technology Awards
Rochester Institute of Technology
RIT Alumni Gathering
Monday, October 1; 5:30 - 7:30 PMKroll's South Loop - 1736 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
Breakfast Panel Presentation
Monday, October 1; 8:30 - 11 AMMcCormick Place South; Room S105abc