Industry Events

2016
May-June
31-10
Drupa

The Drupa international trade fair for the printing industry, spanning 19 halls at Germany’s Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, will see market leaders networking with upcoming and innovative companies from around the world. There will be a heavier focus on future-oriented technologies, such as 3-D printing, industrial inkjet printing and printed electronics.

June
4-10
InfoComm

North America’s largest professional audiovisual (AV) trade show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North and Central Halls in 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev., featuring the latest digital signage, AV, display, projection, networking, lighting, signal distribution and digital content creation technologies. The event includes a conference from June 4 to 10 and exhibits from June 8 to 10.

June
14-15
Born to Wrap Workshop

Want to take your vehicle wrap skills to the next level? This Roland Academy workshop combines classroom education with hands-on vehicle wrap instruction. Learn from the masters at Digital EFX Wraps at their headquarters in Louisville, Ky. This comprehensive course provides an overview for beginner to intermediate level wrappers.

Special Event June
16
DIA Annual Golf Tournament

The Toronto-based Digital Imaging Association (DIA) heads to St. Andrew’s Valley in Aurora, Ont., for its annual golf tournament. Registration begins at noon, with a practice session, workshop and drive range available after 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start and foursome team scramble format at 1:30 p.m. After the tournament, a roast beef and chicken dinner buffet will be served at 6:30 p.m.

July
21-23
Advanced Supreme Wrapping Film Class and Certification Exam

Avery Dennison presents a two-day workshop taught by Troy Downey, followed by a five-module certification test, at Sapphire Creative in Abbotsford, B.C. The class will solely focus on colour-change vehicle wrapping films. Participants will work with different finishes, including gloss, matte, brushed metallic, carbon and chrome, and learn how to wrap difficult pats of vehicles, such as mirrors, bumpers and door handles.

September
14-16
SGIA Expo

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA’s) annual expo returns in 2016 to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., bringing together tens of thousands of attendees to explore wall-to-wall booths featuring the newest printing products, methods and applications.

September
20-22
OLEDs World Summit

Join top OLED display, lighting and materials professionals at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, Calif., for the most complete overview of the industry. This year’s summit will kick off by examining flexible display applications, including wearable devices and smartphones. A cross-section of experts will share the latest case studies, research and technology advances.

September
23-24
Sign Expo Canada

The Sign Association of Canada’s (SAC’s) national trade show, now known as Sign Expo Canada, attracts delegates to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., to see the latest and greatest the Canadian sign industry has to offer. The event is preceded by a golf tournament and features a Friday night awards ceremony.

October
11-12
Born to Wrap Workshop

Want to take your vehicle wrap skills to the next level? This Roland Academy workshop combines classroom education with hands-on vehicle wrap instruction. Learn from the masters at Digital EFX Wraps at their headquarters in Louisville, Ky. This comprehensive course provides an overview for beginner to intermediate level wrappers.

Special Event October
18
Activez OOH Conference

The Out-of-Home Marketing Association of Canada (OMAC) is hosting a half-day conference at Theatre St. James in Montreal, bringing together industry leaders to present new research on the value of out-of-home (OOH) advertising and to discuss how data and technology are fuelling innovation and shaping the future of the medium. Attendees will also hear from marketers and their agencies on how OOH is achieving their goals.

November
2-4
Viscom

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the international trade for visual communications, Viscom, is being split into two events: Viscom Sign and Viscom POS. Both will take place this fall at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre in Germany, with the former focusing on printing, signmaking, textiles and other materials and the latter on print and finishing applications, marketing, packaging, branding and room staging for the retail sector.

November
15-16
CorpComm & EduComm Expos

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) producer Exponation’s second annual collocated CorpComm and EduComm Expos will take place at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill. The trade shows/conferences are dedicated to digital signage and other technologies that specifically serve the needs of corporate and higher-education professionals responsible for the implementation, oversight and management of internal communication initiatives.

Special Event December
6-7
Digital Textile Printing Conference

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has teamed up with the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) to present the 2016 Digital Textile Printing Conference at the Research Triangle Park in Durham, N.C. Sessions will focus on selecting printing hardware, inks and fabrics for the production of soft signage, home furnishings and apparel.