GRAPH EXPO Will Take Place in Orlando for First Time in 2016
After making its home in Chicago for a long time, Graph Expo will be moving to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in 2016 for the first time.
The show, owned by the Graphic Arts Show Company, will be held Sept. 25-28.
"We are delighted to be bringing GRAPH EXPO to Orlando in 2016," said GASC President Ralph Nappi.
He added, “Not only did Visit Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center superbly represent just how ideal a destination Orlando would be for our show’s date and size requirements, they also convinced us with the momentum behind Orlando's booming tourism community that it represents an exceptional overall show visitor and exhibitor experience."
The four-day GRAPH EXPO 16 print technology manufacturing show is expected to draw nearly 25,000 attendees to Orlando in is expected to generate approximately $40 million of economic impact across Orlando.
“Orlando is recognized among the top three convention markets in the United States, based on its modern convention center and dynamic tourism community that is best known for its hospitality and guest service," said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel.
He added, "We are excited to welcome GRAPH EXPO visitors and exhibitors to Orlando for the first time. They will see that our wide variety of resort hotels, the increased investment in our convention center and airport, and the great reputation we now have for award-winning dining and exciting nightlife make Orlando more competitive than ever as a host city for major exhibitions, conventions and conferences."
This year’s show will take place Sept 13-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.