For Immediate Release
September 27, 2018
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA
Fairfax, Virginia — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has purchased the printing trade show Graphics of the Americas (GOA) from the Florida Graphics Alliance (FGA) (formerly the Printing Association of Florida). Following a transition period, GOA will relaunch in February 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. SGIA acquired the show in August 2018.
“GOA has a long history of bringing together an audience of exhibitors and attendees from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. These markets, though distinctly different in many aspects, are vital players in the larger printing community, and are of critical interest to the supplier members of SGIA,” said Ford Bowers, President & CEO, SGIA.
Over the next 18 months, SGIA and FGA will transition GOA to its new ownership and redefine it as an integral part of the calendar of events in the printing industry with high value for attendees and exhibitors.
FGA President Gabe Hernandez said, “The printing industry is even more interconnected now, and on many different levels, than in past years. FGA has long desired to make sure that GOA continues as a venue of high value across a range of printing segments and communities. SGIA has the reach, vision and resources to accomplish this and we are happy to be working with them to ensure GOA’s success and growth into the future.”
Graphics of the Americas will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, February 13–15, 2020. More details will be available in early 2019.
About the Florida Graphics Alliance
The Florida Graphics Alliance is one of the most active and influential graphic associations in North America. Florida based graphic arts companies consider the FGA their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, the FGA is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. The FGA is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making FGA members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. The FGA is located at 5770 Hoffner Ave., Suite 103, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32822. For information, call (407) 240-8009, or visit FloridaGraphics.org.
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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. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”