Future State Theater

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PRINTING United Expo is proud to introduce Future State, an interactive educational area on the show floor to showcase the innovations and movements which will shape the future of the decorated apparel industry through a series of presentations from leading brands in the space. Located on the PRINTING United Expo floor, the Future State Theater will feature a full stage complete with a large format LED screen, professional stage lighting, and sound.

Future State Theater (Booth C11330)

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A sleek presentation stage dedicated to educating the industry on the future state/outlook for the decorated apparel community. Keynote style presentations delivered by industry thought leaders will provide an educational platform and outlet for the leading suppliers to deliver content focused on what decorators can expect over the next 3–⁠5 years.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Advancements in technology
  • Supply chain
  • The future dynamics between screen and digital printing
  • How to gage capital investments in today’s economic climate
  • Print industry round table on disability inclusion
  • Future trends and forecasts for the market

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Wednesday, Oct. 19

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Capital Investment Planning

Evaluating Your Buying Power in Today’s Economic Environment

Speaker: Craig Colling- VP Sales, Asentium Capital

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Think Beyond Green

Sustainability in Decorated Apparel  

Speaker: Josh Ellsworth- EVP, STAHLS

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Sustainably Happy

Sustainability (within your organization)

Speaker: Mel Lay- Co-Founder, Allmade Apparel

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Future of Screen & Digital

Part 1: The evolving relationship between screen and digital processes

Speakers: Ross Hunter- CEO, ROQ US, Josh Merrell- Owner, Liquid Graphics, Jed Seifert- Co-Founder, Stakes Manufacturing, David Mcclure- CEO, Printforia

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Why are Promotional Products Important to Apparel Decorators?  

Relationships between the Promotional Product and Apparel Decoration markets

Speaker: Chip Danby- EVP Promo Marketing

Thursday, Oct. 20

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Printing Apparel On-Demand

How to Successfully Produce Apparel Through Activations

Thursday, October 20 @ 11:00 AM

Speaker: Jenna Sackett- Brand Activation Manager, STAHLS

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Art Efficiencies for Apparel Decorators

Keys to successfully producing artwork for apparel that sells

Speaker: Dave Conn

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Print Industry Unites on Disability Inclusion

Inclusion in the decorated apparel community

Speakers: Jed Seifert – Co-Founder, Stakes Manufacturing, Jecka Glasman- CCO, Kornit, Taylor Landesman- Vice President, Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Nabeel Amin- CEO, Lane Seven Apparel, Ross Hunter- CEO, ROQ US, Ryan Moor- Co-Founder, Allmade Apparel

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Future of Screen & Digital

Part 2: The evolving relationship between screen and digital processes

Speakers: Ross Hunter- CEO, ROQ US, Josh Merrell- Owner, Liquid Graphics, Jed Seifert- Co-Founder, Stakes Manufacturing, David Mcclure- CEO, Printforia

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Reframing the Decorated Apparel Community

Speaker: Ryan Moor- Co-Founder, MADE Lab