'InPlant Place' to Debut at Graph Expo
In-plants will have a dedicated, multi-function "oasis" of their own on the show floor at Graph Expo. Sponsored by the In-Plant Printing & Mailing Association (IPMA), the new networking hub will be located in booth #3461 and will offer in-plant-specific education, networking and relaxation opportunities. The InPlant Place is part of the expanded Graph Expo emphasis on in-house education, government and corporate printing professionals by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC).
"In-plant operations are an integral part of the graphic communications industry and deserve to be recognized as such," says Ralph Nappi, GASC president. "This new show floor hub—along with an increased emphasis on in-plant-specific educational opportunities and floor-wide technological demonstrations—make Graph Expo an ideal venue for in-plant professionals."
The InPlant Place not only will provide the opportunity for attendees to unwind and relax but also will be a convenient place for networking with peers to gain feedback and discuss both the highlights of technologies seen on the show floor and the content of the educational sessions. In addition, there will be 'hot-topic' roundtable discussions here that will deep-dive into the unique issues facing in-plant professionals today.
IPMA will be offering association guidance and support, and also official IPMA Certification Training, along with information on all special in-plant programs and events at Graph Expo. As a retreat for in-plant attendees to relax, re-energize, and review their show experiences, The InPlant Place will offer daily mid-morning coffee breaks and two evening receptions.
Graph Expo's in-plant emphasis for 2012 is supported by IPMA, the Association of College & University Printers (ACUP), In-Plant Graphics magazine, the Print Media Centr, Xplor, Rochester Software Associates, and a variety of suppliers to the in-plant segment of the graphic communications industry.