More Than 24,000 Participants Crowd The Sold-out Expo Floor At SGIA Expo

LAS VEGAS — September 19, 2016 — The 2016 SGIA Expo, held September 14–16 in Las Vegas, showcased the latest technologies and products in the specialty imaging marketplace on the largest trade show floor in SGIA history — a whopping 272,700 square feet.

“This has been a tremendous show,” said Chris Guyett, sales operations & marketing communications manager at Durst Image Technology US LLC. “The SGIA Expo has provided a dramatic increase in new customer opportunities for us. The attendees that we were able to speak with showed great interest and desire to build their business with Durst.”

The following results came from the Expo this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more details, stay tuned for the complete Expo recap online at

Total Registrants: More than 24,000 as of 12:00 pm, September 16, 2016
Total Number of Exhibitors: 562 (Expo floor 100-percent sold out)
“I bought my shop four months ago, and I’m completely new,” said Kathryn Gonzalez, Owner of Dancing Dog Productions. “I have to say that the experts at the [educational sessions] were helpful and knowledgeable. Everybody has been welcoming, and the wealth of information has been amazing. The show is absolutely amazing, and I am having a great time.”

“You guys are on fire — this marketplace is so full of opportunity right now,” said James Raffel, CEO of ColorMetrix Technologies LLC.

  • 2016-2017 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Rich Thompson, Ad Graphics
  • 2015-2016 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Hoddy Peck, Meisel (a division of RR Donnelley)
  • 2016 SGIA Expo Platinum Sponsors: Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US), EFI, FUJIFILM North America Corporation Graphic Systems Division, HP, and Mimaki
  • 2016 SGIA Gold Sponsors: 3M, Aberdeen Fabrics Inc, INX Digital International Co, Kornit Digital, LexJet, Marabu, MediaOne, OKI Data Americas, Pacific Coast Fabrics, Piedmont Plastics, Roland DGA Corporation and STAHLS’.

The 2017 SGIA Expo will be held in New Orleans, October 10–12 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

Posted September 19, 2016

Source: SGIA