New Networking Conference for Wide-Format Printing Providers

WFX: Wide-Format Exchange is a networking-focused, educational conference for top executives from high-volume, wide-format printing companies and printers poised to add wide-format inkjet printing to their businesses. This wide-format business conference takes place May 21-23, 2018 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The conference is sponsored by two long-time providers of information about wide-format digital printing: the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and ST Media Group. The WFX Advisory Council includes representatives from 28 leading printing companies and helped steer the development of the program.

“WFX is all about connecting with peers to discuss solutions to common challenges,” said Sarah Perkins, Director of Community Development, SGIA. “At WFX, you’ll learn almost as much from your peers as you do from the conference program.”

“It’s a time of great change in wide-format printing, but also of great possibilities,” said Steve Duccilli, senior VP of content for ST Media Group and the chair of the inaugural WFX. “We’ve worked with leading graphics producers to create a program that will keep them abreast of these changes.”

Sessions at WFX: Wide-Format Exchange will cover topics such as

  • Preserving Customer Loyalty
  • Why the Retail Store is Evolving, Not Disappearing
  • What Single-Pass Printing Means for Your Business
  • The Automated Printing Plant
  • New Opportunities in 3D Printing
  • Why Sustainability and Profitability Go Hand in Hand
  • New Opportunities in Textile Printing
  • Leveraging the Power of Technology and Social Media to Maximize Profit
  • Managing Breakthrough Performance in the New Economy
  • The WFX Buyers’ Panel
  • Meeting  Your Clients’ Color Expectations
  • Becoming a One-Stop Shop

For more information, or to register, visit the WFX: Wide-Format Exchange website.

About the Organizers

SGIA is a trade association for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging, and commercial printing communities. SGIA helps guide members who want to grow their businesses into new market segments by incorporating the latest printing technologies.

ST Media Group International is a Cincinnati-based publisher of seven brands related to visual communications. Publications include: Big Picture, Signs of the Times, Screen Printing, S&S en espanol, Boutique Design, VMSD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design), and BXP (Brand Experience.)

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