Screen Printing - August/September 2017 - 7
PrePare fOr success
Monday, 1-5 p.m.
This half-day conference for new and
established business owners includes
four presentations and a wrap-up Q&A
session: "168 Hours: Use it Wisely" from
Ryan Sauers of Sauers Consulting;
"Establishing & Marketing Your Brand"
from Vince DiCecco, Your Personal
Business Trainer; "Launching a Strong
Sales Effort" presented by David Fellman
of Dave Fellman and Associates; and
"Five Real-World Steps to Business
Success" from Big Ink's Tom Trutna.
wide-fOrMat 101: fOur
stePs tO PrOfitaBilitY
Monday, 1-5 p.m.
Beginner and intermediate-level digital
imagers can join SGIA, Mimaki USA,
Nazdar, Big Ink, and other speakers to
learn about the wide-format market
and technology, running a business,
materials and finishing, and color
management and equipment strategies.
wOMeN iN PriNt
wednesday, 7:30-9 a.m.
Women in Print Alliance Breakfast
Join SGIA's Women in Print Alliance,
Big Picture's 2017 Women in Print
Award winners, author and work-life
balance speaker Fawn Germer, and
other industry women for networking,
breakfast, and a discussion of the
results from the alliance's industrywide survey.
wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
Women in Print Winners Panel
Fawn Germer hosts this free panel
discussion during which Big Picture's
2017 Women in Print Award winners
will delve into the role of women in
today's print industry and more.
With garment decoration, graphics
and sign, industrial imaging, and
business management tracks, there's
an education session for everyone.
Here are some of our favorites.
9 a.m. The Business of Screen
Printing Brett Bowden, Printed Threads
10:30 a.m. The Latest in UV Equipment, Inks & Trends (In Partnership
with Radtech) Jim Raymont, EIT
1 p.m. "DAM Good Art" Changing Product Customization in the
Apparel Industry Nathan Anderson,
2:30 p.m. Hi-Tech Screen Printing
101 for Management Mike Young,
9 a.m. Inkjet and Corrugated:
Innovative and Untraditional
Solutions Rebecca McConnell, Fujifilm
North America Corporation Graphic
10:30 a.m. Would You Buy from
You? Your Brand Makes the
Difference Ryan Sauers, Sauers
1 p.m. Selecting the Right Ink
Technology for Your Application
Michael Maxwell, Mimaki USA
2:30 p.m. The Five Fundamentals
the Best Screen Printers Know and
Control (and So Should You) Alan
Howe, Saati Chemicals
9 a.m. Getting Smart with Some
Simple Marketing Strategies Aaron
10:30 a.m. The Rise of Digital
Technologies in Printed Packaging
Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira
1 p.m. Garment Decoration
Discussion Johnny Shell, SGIA
tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join owners, managers, printers, OEMs,
and suppliers for a day-long symposium
covering the growing e-textiles market.
Topics such as changes in the marketplace, advances in technology, case
studies, and business opportunities will
be discussed by industry leaders from
Brown Manufacturing, Nazdar, AATCC,
Engineered Materials Systems, and more.
wraP like a PrO wOrkshOPs
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to
4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Offsite
Choose from three single-day workshop
sessions designed to teach entry-level
and veteran vehicle wrappers alike.
Rob Ivers of Rob Ivers, Inc., and Core
Graphics & Signs' Shane Courtney lead
these hands-on sessions.
New OrleaNs Must-sees
New Orleans is a city filled to the brim
with history, food, voodoo, music, and so
much more. One of the best ways to
explore all that this one-of-a-kind metropolis has to offer is through its extensive
tour options. Set aside time to experience
the city in a brand new way through a
number of lenses, from swamps, cemeteries, and ghosts, to the French Quarter,
plantations, and more. After taking in
NOLA via foot, Segway, or bus, be sure
to check out these city staples:
n Beignet pastries and cafe au lait
(Café du Monde)
n Street performances, from music to
acrobatics to human statues
n Po' boy sandwiches (Parkway Bakery
n Live jazz (Preservation Hall)
n Oysters and freshly boiled crawfish
(Bevi Seafood Co.)