MOVING TO ORLANDO FOR FIRST TIME EVER IN 2016
ORLANDO, Fla., (March 23, 2015) - Visit Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center today announced that GRAPH EXPO, slated for Sept. 25-28, 2016, will take place in Orlando for the first time ever.
GRAPH EXPO is recognized as the year's most innovative and comprehensive exhibition of technologies, equipment, products, and services for the commercial, package printing and converting, display, in-plant, transactional, publishing, mailing, photo-imaging, marketing and industrial printing industries. This is the first time in the show's 40-year history that it will take place in Orlando.
"We are delighted to be bringing GRAPH EXPO to Orlando in 2016," said Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) President Ralph Nappi. "Not only did Visit Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center superbly represent just how ideal a destination Orlando would be for our show's date and size requirements, they also convinced us with the momentum behind Orlando's booming tourism community that it represents an exceptional overall show visitor and exhibitor experience."
The four-day GRAPH EXPO 16 print technology manufacturing show is expected to draw nearly 25,000 attendees to Orlando in September, and promises to generate approximately $40 million of economic impact across Orlando.
"Orlando is recognized among the top three convention markets in the United States, based on its modern convention center and dynamic tourism community that is best known for its hospitality and guest service," said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. "We are excited to welcome GRAPH EXPO visitors and exhibitors to Orlando for the first time. They will see that our wide variety of resort hotels, the increased investment in our convention center and airport, and the great reputation we now have for award-winning dining and exciting nightlife make Orlando more competitive than ever as a host city for major exhibitions, conventions and conferences."
"The capital improvements we've been making at the convention center will deliver a truly exceptional experience for GRAPH EXPO exhibitors and attendees," said Kathie Canning, executive director, Orange County Convention Center. "We look forward to welcoming GRAPH EXPO 16 to the ‘Center of Hospitality' next September."
The Orange County Convention Center has been recognized as the No. 1 convention center in the United States and has expanded five times in its 30-year history.
GRAPH EXPO 16 will bring to Orlando the latest graphic communications technologies for print, online and mobile in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. For more information about GRAPH EXPO, visit www.graphexpo.com.