- April 24, 2002, PRESS RELEASE
MIAMI BEACH, FL, USA—Graphics of the Americas (GOA) officially gained "First Priority" status with the City of Miami Beach, says show organizer Printing Association of Florida (PAF). According to PAF, the event celebrated its 20th consecutive show this past February at the Miami Beach Convention Center; this newly earned status (the highest conferred) will ensure GOA maintains its position as the first printing, converting, and design trade show every year, adds event sponsor.
"Buyers have new budget lines, and traditionally, exhibitors bring out their new product lines to coincide with our show," reports Chris Price, GOA's GM/VP. "Thus, maintaining our time slot has been a large factor in strong attendance and sales generated at our show each year," he adds.
According to PAF, Graphics of the Americas is the largest annual trade show held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Occupying four halls, the show routinely attracts between 23,000 and 25,000 visitors from all corners of the world. "With approximately 40 percent of the attendees coming from Latin America and the Caribbean, the show has an enormous economic impact both locally and abroad. It's an honor to share the same seniority status as the Miami International Boat Show and The Antique Show," says Price.
More information about Graphics of the Americas can be found by visiting graphicsoftheamericas.com, or by calling 800/749-4355, ext. 12. (From outside US and Canada, dial 305/558-4855, ext. 12.)