Opening Night Party

When:   Wednesday, October 23
Time:   7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Where:   Gilley's Dallas
Admission:   FREE with PRINTING United badge

Connect with old friends and new, say hello to PRINTING United.

Please join us for a party to celebrate a great show and look to the horizon for next year!

Here’s the deal: We’ll provide the drinks (no charge), some finger food (that’s free too) and a venue with its own appeal. You bring your badge (required to get in) and your best conversational skills.



Schedule of Events


Monday, October 21, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • October 22, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    TBD
  • October 22, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Wide Format 101: Strategies for Success
    Join SGIA's digital printing guru Ray Weiss and a cast of seasoned industry professionals as they provide you with knowledge needed for success in the wide-format segment. This value-priced, three-and-a-half hour session will provide an overview of the segment, and it’s many technologies and applications, and selecting the right equipment for the intended purpose. The program then continues with a results-focused discussion of color management fundamentals, helping you get a firm grasp on image quality, as well as lessons on equipment selection, employee recruitment and retention, and pricing strategies.
    SGIA Half-Day Intensive. Special Ticket Required.
    Room: C142
  • October 22, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Convergence Power Rankings: Where (and How) to Grow
    In today's printing industry, convergence is all about opportunity, and while the concepts around identifying and accessing adjacent segments or sectors are easy to understand, getting your business there takes careful planning. In this three-and-a-half hour session, Marco Boer of IT Strategies will provide the background you need to steer your business into opportunity-rich areas, and to identify and take advantage of new opportunities. Learn to assess your company's readiness to grasp the possibility and learn where your business exists within the broader opportunity. Looking to "converge?" Don't miss this unique event.
    SGIA Half-Day Intensive. Special Ticket Required.
    Room: C146
  • October 22, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Digital Textile Printing: What, Why and How
    Digitally printed textiles have literally changed the "playing field" in numerous sectors, including graphics and sign, apparel decoration and industrial printing. Keypoint Intelligence/InfoTrends' Ron Gilboa and a cast of digital textile experts will share how today's’ printing companies, fabric mills, ink manufacturers, and OEMs are working to maximize the possibilities of digital textile printing; how the segment is expected to expand; how a carefully-crafted digital textile workflow is essential to success today and expansion tomorrow, and why digital textile printing—though not new—still offers robust opportunity.
    SGIA Half-Day Intensive. Special Ticket Required.
    Room: C140
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • October 23, 2019 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    TBD
  • October 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    PDAA Pro Team Relay
    Two days of competition with two person teams. There can only be one champion! Each team will have four stations to complete as a relay. Station 1 will be the quarter panel of a car, station 2 will be a rivet wall, station 3 will be a rough texture surface with a two-panel graphic to install, and finally station 4 will be an acrylic with a two-color vinyl to test alignment skills. This competition comes with a twist—individuals will register, and teams will be drawn from a hat. The first 10 registrants will be paired with an All-Star installer. Note: Registrants may request to team up with a colleague by contacting SGIA’s Christina Rosado at crosado@sgia.org.
    Special Ticket Required.
    TBD
  • October 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Golden Image and Product of the Year Gallery Open
    Take time to explore the industry’s best printed work and learn of the best new products in this free display area.
    Lobby F
  • October 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Expo Floor
  • October 23, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Educational Sessions
    PRINTING United features 96 educational session over its three days.
    Expo + Education Pass required.
    TBD
  • October 23, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Sustainability Strategies Luncheon: Inside and Out
    Ever ask yourself the question “What is Sustainability?” and “Does anyone really care?” Join us for a lively discussion that speaks to the ins and outs of sustainability strategies. You’ll leave this luncheon with a clearer view of how companies continue to implement sustainability strategies in the marketplace, making a difference both inside and outside the organization.
    Special Ticket Required.
    Room: Ballroom D4- West Fork- Level 3
  • October 23, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Functional & Industrial Printing Luncheon
    This thought-provoking presentation will present relatively simple information that can be used to create profound improvements in profitability and expanded growth opportunities for your business.
    Special Ticket Required.
    Room: Ballroom D3 – East Fork – Level 3
  • October 23, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Opening Night Party
    TBD
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
  • October 25, 2019 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    TBD
  • October 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Golden Image and Product of the Year Gallery Open
    Take time to explore the industry’s best printed work and learn of the best new products in this free display area.
    Lobby F
  • October 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Expo Floor
  • October 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
    Educational Sessions
    PRINTING United features 96 educational session over its three days.
    Expo + Education Pass required.
    TBD

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