Early this week, Rich Cichoski & I traveled to Chicago to attend this year’s 2011 Graph Expo held at the McCormick Center. Not only did we have a great time eating deep dish pizza, but we also found the show to be invaluable. Graph Expo is an annual trade event for the graphic communications industry. The show features leading manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting newly released products, technologies and services in marketing, communications, and printing. The show was full of live demonstrations using real software and equipment.
While we did see look into a piece of finishing equipment that we would like to purchase in the next few months, the majority of our time spent at the show was spent seeking out experts in our industry to help us educate and provide insight about new training opportunities for our staff. For example, through the MFSA (Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association), we identified a mailing specialist that we are hoping to bring to Pittsburgh to educate and certify our staff as Quality Mail Preparation Specialists.
The list is long, but we brought home a bunch of great information that we are excited to pass along to the experts in our staff to continue to improve and provide better and new services to our customers.