The latest Graphics of the Americas (GOA) conference and tradeshow registration numbers from its February, 2017 event in Miami, Florida have been officially released – and show a 46% increase in registration. GOA’s domestic attendance numbers increased 46% over the previous year. One major reason, said show organizers, was that GOA concentrated on producing ways to increase the revenue of businesses and professionals in the graphics communications industry. “We focused on upgraded seminars and a Hybrid Exhibit Floor to satisfy buyer attendees’ demands. Live equipment demonstration areas featuring the newest equipment were running throughout the event. GOA invites business owners and industry professional who are serious about increasing their earning potential, to attend the Graphics of the Americas 2018 Expo, GOA NEXT – The Future of Print. It will be held February 22-24, 2018 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.” Now in its 43nd year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, is one of the graphic communications industry’s largest annual combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a “unique event” attracting printers, designers and creative professionals from across North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and “all corners of the world.”
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.