Big Picture - April 2018 - 14
Designed to provide wide-format leaders insight into the
future of print, WFX: Wide-Format Exchange is slated for
May 21-23 in Minneapolis. Registration is open for the
three-day conference, hosted by SGIA and ST Media
Group (publisher of Big Picture, Signs of the Times, and
Screen Printing) and featuring more than 30 educational
sessions, networking events, and interactive discussions
to explore business strategies and technologies in our
ever-changing and -growing market. The event's theme,
Converge, stresses the importance of connecting within
our industry. At WFX, executives of high-volume print
shops will be able to meet with their peers to discuss
common challenges, actionable takeaways, and how to
be successful in the wide-format market.
The inaugural event will be held at the newly renovated, historic Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot,
located in the center of downtown Minneapolis. Special
discounted room rates are available until April 26.
WFX's opening keynote speaker is Ryan Estis, a former chief strategy
officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS. Estis, who
has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales management professional, marketing strategist, and brand consultant, will
present "Managing Breakthrough Performance in the New Economy."
"How a Punk Rocker from LA Became a One-Stop-Shop Rockstar in
Vegas" features James Swanson, the principal and founder of Screaming
Images (screamingimages.net), Big Picture Editorial Advisory Board
member, and former Business Pro spotlight. His shop is a vendor for
MGM Resorts and Caesars Harrah's.
Inna Semenyuk will present "Leveraging the Power of Technology and
Social Media to Maximize Profit." Semenyuk is founder and CEO of
InnavationLabs, an innovative marketing consultancy based in San
Francisco, and snapchatdaily.com, the only professional blog about
Snapchat for business. A seasoned marketeer, she's worked with
Facebook, Skype, eBay, SanDisk, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting,
Starbucks, OKI Printing Solutions, Visa International, and many other
international brands and startups.
The closing keynote speaker, Anthony Tjan, presents "The Only
Leadership Decision That Really Matters." Tjan, of The Cue Ball Group, is
a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He will discuss the value of investing
in employee relationships to cultivate a valuable company culture.
Visit wfxconference.com for additional event details and session
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