Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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10 • January 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Monthly News Roundup B Y T O N Y K I N D E L S P I R E J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Get the latest industry news from Tony Kindelspire five days a week by signing up for our eNewsletter at sdgmag. com. Look for the red "Get the eNewsletter" button on the home page. Have industry news to submit? Contact Tony at tkindelspire@ nbm.com. THE NBM SHOW to Host Eight Events in 2019 THE NBM SHOW, an industry trade show that serves the Sign & Digital Graphics, Awards & Engraving and Printwear markets, closed out its 2018 trade show season in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov. 2-3. However, look- ing ahead to 2019 there are eight events on the calendar, including visits to three new cities as part of its coast-to-coast reach. The cross-market event—put on by Broomfield, Colorado-based National Business Media—offers business solutions as well as network- ing and educational opportunities for producers in the sign and digital graphics, apparel decoration and awards and engraving industries. THE NBM SHOW's 2019 schedule features three brand new cities: Phoenix; Irving, Texas; and Milwaukee. Sue Hueg, VP of NBM Events, says, "We haven't produced a show in Columbus since 2002, so although not new, we were there for five very successful years." As for the other stops, THE NBM SHOW has been delivering shows in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1991 and Long Beach, California since 1994. Next year will mark the fourth consecutive visit to Meadowlands, New Jersey; and the fourth time the company has put on a show in Denver. In addition to this lineup, THE NBM SHOW presents WRAPSCON Aug. 15–17, during its Long Beach, Cali- fornia stop. WRAPSCON offers opportunities to individuals in the vehicle wrap advertising, commercial fleet graphics, and other related graphics markets. For more information, visit www.THENBMSHOW.com. EFI Establishes Guy Gecht Scholarship with PGSF Fremont, California-based large-format printer manufacturer EFI announces that it has established a new scholarship award program—the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)—in honor of its outgoing chief executive and industry leader, Guy Gecht. EFI's leadership team approved the creation of the PGSF Guy Gecht scholarship to commemorate Gecht's outstanding legacy of leadership and innovation as EFI's CEO. After serving nearly 19 years as the company's leader, Gecht is stepping down as CEO. William (Bill) Muir, formerly with Jibal, has been named as his replacement. The new scholarship will present up to $2,000 annually to a student studying in a graphics communications program at a technical school, college or university within the United States. PGSF, which works with donors and sponsors to help build the future workforce of the industry, will manage application judging, with the first scholarship award scheduled to be presented for the 2019-20 school year. Students interested in applying for the scholarship online can do so at www.pgsf.org. The deadline for applications is March 1. 2019 NBM SHOW Schedule: • Feb. 1–2; Phoenix • March 28–30; Irving, Texas • May 17–18; Milwaukee • July 25–26; Meadowlands, N.J. • Aug. 15–17; Long Beach, Calif. • Sept. 12–14; Columbus, Ohio • Oct. 11–12; Denver • Nov. 8–9; Charlotte, N.C. Gecht

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