GPX Long Beach: Overview of Exhibitors, Classes, and Programs

GPX Long Beach will be held Aug. 4-6, with Training in the Classroom starting Aug. 3

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO (GPX) returns to Long Beach, California, Aug. 4-6, with free Training in the Classroom starting on Wednesday, Aug. 3. This year’s expo brings a variety of exhibitors from the graphics market with a wide range of products and services to source in person, including:

  • Wide-format digital printers, equipment, and media
  • Sign supplies and services
  • LED and lighted sign products
  • Installation tools and equipment
  • Dimensional and architectural signs, extrusions, and sign kits
  • Wrap vinyl and tools
  • Apparel decoration, including blanks, screen printing, DTF, heat transfers, embroidery, and DTG
  • The latest and greatest engravers on the market
  • The best products for small- and large-format sublimation
  • Personalization and promotional products
  • Awards and trophies
  • Financing and financial services

Featured exhibitors are Epilog Laser, HIX Corporation, JDS, and Stratojet. For the full exhibitor list, click here.

Registration is free and includes access to Training in the Classroom and Training in the Hall. Classroom subjects include:

Click here for the full Training in the Classroom schedule.

New this year is GPX Theater, featuring live interviews with outstanding shops from various market segments as they share best practices and their perspectives on the graphics market. Here’s the schedule:

GPX Theater schedule

Thursday, Aug. 4

12:30-1 p.m.: Contract vs. Full-Package Printing and Pricing 

Lon Winters, Graphic Elephants, and Josh Merril, owner, Liquid Graphics, Los Angeles

1:30-2 p.m.: Building a Shop Team w/ Depth and Expertise through Training and Persistence

Mike Reese, owner, Signarama Ventura

Friday, Aug. 5

11:30 a.m.-noon: Running an E-Commerce Print Business

Chanel Stoval, founder/CEO, Tee Guru USA

12:30-1 p.m.: Ensuring Stability and Growth in Difficult Times

Neal Tibbs, executive vice president of operations, Ad Art

3-3:30 p.m.: Principles of Design that Make a Difference for Customers and the Community

Tom Seibert, Murals for Schools

Networking and discounts

Relax and wind down with after-hours networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres at The Mixer @ GPX at Bogart & Co. inside the convention center on Friday, Aug. 5, 5-6:30 p.m. When you’re not exploring the expo, check the links below for exclusive GPX attendee discounts, and a handy walking map of Long Beach:

Register for GPX Long Beach here.

If you can’t make it out to Long Beach, GPX will be in the greater NYC area/The Meadowlands, New Jersey, July 21-22, and Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring START HERE Academy, Sept. 16-17.

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Marie Fennema

Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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