Industry Events

Special Event September
Printing Industry Sustainability Conference

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) will host a new one-day conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., just before the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo. The event will bring together printing professionals, suppliers and customers to share best practices and strategic programs for driving positive change in the industry, through a mix of case studies and round-table discussions.


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.

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.

Special Event September
Activez OOH Conference

Active Communications International (ACI) presents a new conference and guided installation tour in Baltimore, Md. Attendees will get an in-depth look at the effective use of indoor digital signage—from project planning through implementation to content management—and the latest trends for using the technology in wayfinding and branding.

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.

Special Event October
Digital Trends Showcase (DTS)

At DTS, which has moved this year from downtown Toronto to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont., attendees will be engaged by a range of digital out-of-home (DOOH) systems, including video walls, street furniture and both indoor and outdoor interactive screens. Real-world case studies will provide insight into what’s coming next in DOOH marketing.

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
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.

Operation Sublimation – Mission: Wide-format Graphics

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is heading out to Mutoh America’s headquarters (HQ) in Phoenix, Ariz., to host a three-day Operation Sublimation workshop, which will offer hands-on training with wide-format equipment. Attendees will learn about available technologies, transfer vs. direct printing, raster image processor (RIP) software, colour management, costs and return on investment (ROI), flatbed and rotary heat presses and how to incorporate dye sublimation into their printing operations.

Special Event October
Video Everywhere Summit

The Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) will hold its annual Video Everywhere Summit at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, N.Y., during the city’s ‘digital signage week.’ Dedicated to multi-screen engagement, the event will feature brands, agencies, media, advertising technologies, mobile and location data and research partners, along with discussion of the latest innovations, hands-on learning, experiential exhibits and special sessions.


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.

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
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.

FESPA Eurasia

The Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA) brings this specialty print exhibition back to the CNR Expo exhibition centre in Istanbul, Turkey, for its fourth edition. The event will cover 20,000 m2 (215,278 sf) across two halls, dedicated to wide-format digital and screenprinting, signage, textile printing and garment decoration. In addition to showcasing international manufacturers’ brands, there will be a signage demonstration area, vehicle wrapping competition and a separate digital textile conference.

Graphics Canada

Graphics Canada, the country’s largest, longest-running showcase for the graphic communications and printing industries, returns to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., sponsored by the Printing Equipment & Supply Dealers’ Association of Canada (PESDA). Network with industry professionals, discover the latest trends, compare live equipment running side-by-side and learn where the opportunities are.

FESPA Global Expo

The Federation of European Screen Printers Associations’ (FESPA’s) 2017 Global Expo will take place over five days in Hamburg, Germany, covering 10 halls at the Messe Hamburg exhibition centre. In addition to digital printing and screenprinting, the expo will encompass the European Sign Expo, FESPA Textile and Printeriors. Typically, FESPA’s Global Expo attracts more than 20,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, making it a truly international event.

InfoComm Show

InfoComm International, a trade association representing the North American commercial audiovisual (AV) and information communications (IC) industry, will rotate its annual exposition and conference back to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for 2017. This trade show will feature the latest digital signage networking, content creation, display and projection systems, among other technologies.