Tradeshow organizer APTech (Association for Print Technologies) has announced the return of its RED HOT Technology Recognition Program to Print 19 in Chicago (McCormick Place North, October 3-5, 2019). The program showcases exhibitors’ newest products and services featured on the show floor. “Sales opportunities and the collaboration that leads to growth, go to the risk-takers, disruptors and innovators,” said Thayer Long, President of APTech. “The RED HOT Technology participants will have an additional degree of visibility and recognition – literally providing them with a way to stand out in the crowd.”
Featuring publishing and printing technology, equipment or services that have come to market within the past 12 months, the RED HOT Technology Recognition Program will highlight the “what’s new” on the exhibit floor. All RED HOTs will be noted in Print 19’s Event Guide that’ll be printed and distributed on site at the tradeshow. In addition, each recognized product will sport a highly visible RED HOT Technology marker, and will be listed online and searchable within the event’s online directory and planner. Each of these technologies may also be eligible to win one of three RED HOT Vanguard Awards, based on its merit as a “game-changer” in the industry. First, the RED HOT Breakthrough Award will recognize products that build on existing technology that significantly advance its use. Second, the RED HOT Collaboration Award will recognize innovative new products that result from a collaboration among different manufacturers. And third, the RED HOT Pioneer Award will be given to a product that’s the first of its kind, or entirely new to the industry.
Categories. To help Print 19 visitors zero in on the products they want to see, RED HOT Technology Recognition Program submissions will be recognized in 10 categories:
- Analogue Presses and Add-on Devices
- Colour Management, Prepress and Pre-media
- Consumables and Substrates
- Digital Production Printing Devices
- Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping and Fulfillment
- Marketing and Multi-channel Solutions
- Post-press, Specialty & Finishing
- Sales and Management Systems
- Wide-Format Digital Printing Devices
- Workflow Automation Systems
Interested exhibitors can find additional information about the RED HOT Technology program, as well as information on how to submit products for inclusion, at https://www.printtechnologies.org/PRINT19/exhibit/red-hot-technology-recognition-program/how-to-enter-for-red-hot/. The deadline to submit is Friday, July 26, 2019.