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2018 SGIA Expo Online Newsroom

The 2018 SGIA Expo Online Newsroom has the resources you need to cover the 2018 SGIA Expo, from Trade Press registration to press conferences. Information will be updated throughout the show cycle, so check back often.

Trade Press Registration

Qualifications: Trade Press Registration and the Trade Press Room are open to working press only, subject to verification and approval by SGIA.

Pre-Show: Start the process with attendee registration. Typically, you'll receive confirmation of your registration within a few days. If you are also an exhibitor, contact Kate Achelpohl, SGIA, directly for your Trade Press credentials. Pick up your badge in the Trade Press Room (Room N242).

On Site: Register in the Trade Press Room (Room N242). 

Press Conference Schedule: Check out the schedule below for the most up-to-date times for press conferences. All are in the Press Conference Room (N239/241) unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 18
8:00–8:45 am — SGIA
10:30–11:30 am — Mimaki
12:00–1:00 pm — EFI
1:30–2:30 pm — Durst
3:00–4:00 pm — HP
4:00–5:30  pm — Ricoh (Booth 3601)

Friday, October 19
10:30–11:30 am — OmniPrint
12:00–1:00 pm — Fujifilm
1:30–2:30 pm — STAHLS'

Press Resources: Visit our Press Resources webpage for SGIA press releases and reports, and go to our Industry Statistics webpage for additional SGIA research. 

Photography and Audio/Video: Unless otherwise restricted or posted, photography and audio recording will be permitted on the trade show floor and in the common/public areas of the convention center. Photography is strictly prohibited on the Expo floor when an exhibitor does not grant permission or anywhere in the Golden Image area.. An exhibitor may place a no-photography sign in their booth as well as verbally restrict activity. All exhibitors have full authority to control the photographic activities in their contracted spaces and should any unauthorized photographic activity take place while at the Expo, the exhibitor must contact the floor manager for immediate assistance and action.

Exhibitors and attendees understand that the SGIA Expo and its authorized representatives or those registered for the Expo as members of the trade press may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or video and may also stream the various aspects and activities of the SGIA Expo for both archival and promotional purposes. By attending the SGIA Expo, exhibitors and attendees hereby grant Show Management and its authorized representatives the right and permission to use your name, likeness, biographical information, voice, content of any interview, image and/or photograph and any other indicia of persona (“Persona”) or to refrain from doing so, in any manner or media whether existing now or hereinafter developed (including without limitation the World Wide Web and the Internet), worldwide, for trade, advertising and/or promotional purposes. Convention and/or exhibitor photos and recordings cannot be copied, altered, sold, exhibited, or further distributed without prior written consent from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). SGIA retains the right to revoke consent.

SGIA Contact: Kate Achelpohl, Director of Publications & Public Relations: 703.359.1364 or