SGIA Opens Registration for Second FP3 Conference

Written February 17, 2019

Categories: Press Release

Special events and a very funny master of ceremonies add energy to learning

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA

Fairfax, Virginia — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has opened registration for this year's FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products (May 5–7, Itasca, Illinois). Super early bird registration fees are in place through February 15.

SGIA’s Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee designed FP3 for business leaders who want to learn more about the scope of the functional printing marketplace, grasp the latest industry and business trends — and understand how to capitalize on them. Sponsors to date are Memcon (Platinum), Saati (Supporting) and Sakurai USA Inc. (Supporting).

“FP3 gives attendees a number of ways to examine the world of functional printing,” said Joyia Marshall, Community Development Manager, SGIA. “Our conference sessions explore topics applicable to printed electronics, industrial applications and business; the Sponsor Showcase is an opportunity to connect with industry-leading suppliers; and we create multiple networking opportunities, so attendees connect with thought leaders and peers.”

Don McMillan, the engineer-turned-comedian who emceed the 2018 FP3 conference, will reprise his role and keep attendees laughing. “Fun is a key component of adult learning, and Don will definitely bring that element to the conference,” Marshall added.

Registration includes a welcome reception with exhibits, all general sessions and breaks, breakfast and lunch. Add-on events for the 2019 FP3 conference include the “Executive Leadership Workshop: Persuasion and Storytelling,” led by featured speaker Colby B. Jubenville, Ph.D., a Western BBQ dinner and the Dinner & Casino Night.

“The return on my investment from this conference was the knowledge that I gained by better understanding innovative industrial technologies that I was not aware of. That’s learning!” said 2018 attendee Chris Eckhart, President, Eckhart & Co. Inc.

Registration for FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products is available online at

SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Printing Community
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”