Registration now open for THREADX 2020 with early-bird rates up to November 21

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA – Fairfax, Virginia) has opened registration for its third annual apparel conference, THREADX is set to take place February 23 – 25, 2020 at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Organized by SGIA’s Apparel Decorators Committee, THREADX takes a higher-level look at the industry “equipping attendees with ideas and strategies to take their businesses to the next level.”

Christopher Bernat.

“Want to get your business to seven or eight figures in revenue? THREADX is the best forum to network and learn from other printers who are already there,” said committee member Christopher Bernat, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Owner of Vapor Apparel (Hanahan, SC) and SGIA Board of Directors Second Vice-Chairman. “Our attendees are serious about apparel, so sessions are more 200-level and 300-level courses, not intro-level courses.” According to Bernat, this year’s sessions will delve into the more challenging operational questions for apparel businesses. Among these will be the customer-focused opening and closing keynote presentations. Jay Baer, Founder of Convince & Convert, will kick off THREADX discussing how to turn negative customer reviews into opportunities. Closer Scott Wozniak, CEO at Swoz Leadership, will share tips and real-world examples on hoe to create a customer base of raving fans.

Jay Baer.
Scott Wozniak.

“The connections made with industry thought leaders is invaluable. The speakers are generous with their time and any print shop owner will leave with new tools to tackle any job. Rarely do you get the chance to think at the macro level and be surrounded by this much apparel printing knowledge while you’re in a deep dive,” added Bernat. “It’s like getting three things for the price of one – it’s got a true ROI, more valuable than any other apparel tradeshow.”

For more information or to register, please visit Early-bird registration rates are available through to Thursday, November 21.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.