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WRAPSCON returns to THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4. Featuring the biggest gathering of the best wrap minds taking place all year, WRAPSCON is an event put on by wrappers, for wrappers.
Following a wildly successful debut in 2015, WRAPSCON 2016 promises even more educational opportunities for wrappers and want-to-be wrappers, and even more of the interaction and camaraderie that made last year’s event so meaningful, according to James “Ruggs” Kochevar, publisher of Sign & Digital Graphics and WRAPS magazines.
“We are looking forward to growing this section of the show and bringing even more wraps education to our attendees,” Kochevar says. “If you’re already doing wraps or thinking about entering the wraps market, you’ll never find a better opportunity to learn from the best in the business than at WRAPSCON.”
WRAPSCON kicks off in style first thing Thursday morning with a “Breakfast with the Best” panel discussion, featuring a half-dozen or so of the most accomplished wrappers in the business. That event, sponsored by Mutoh, will be 8-9:30 a.m., allowing a half-hour break before the actual opening of THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW and WRAPSCON, which occupies a section of the hall at the Indiana Convention Center. Seating at the breakfast is limited, so attendees will be required to register in advance. When you register for the show, simply choose ‘Class # 2-07' to include the breakfast/panel discussion. Breakfast registrants will be contacted by NBM staff for confirmation.
Thursday night from 5:30-7, it’s “Meet the Masters”—your chance to unwind over some refreshments and spend some one-on-one time with some of the legends in the wraps world. Last year this Happy Hour event drew several hundreds attendees, including a couple dozen of the best wrappers in the world.
Throughout the three days of the show there will be live wrap demos, contests, and in-the-hall instruction going on constantly.
Everyone attending WRAPSCON and THE N.B.M. B.I.G. SHOW is invited to attend The BASH!, being held from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Capitol Ballroom of the Westin Hotel, 50 South Capitol Ave. The BASH! is a fun networking reception featuring music, hosted drinks and gourmet refreshments. Your show badge is your ticket in, so consider yourself cordially invited.
The BASH’s sponsors include ORAFOL Americas, the Rowmark Family of Brands and SanMar. WRAPSCON and THE N.B.M. BIG SHOW are presented by National Business Media of Broomfield, Colorado. To register for the show visit www.TheNBMSHOW.com.
Following The BASH! on Friday night, local Indianapolis wrapper Daniel Nava, owner of Travel Wraps Graphics, and Tim Evans, founder of Wrapper Mapper, are hosting an event of their own. The “Wraps VIP” event will take place at Cadillac Ranch/Bartinis, 39 W. Jackson Place, just a couple of blocks away from the convention center.
The free event will feature live DJs, great food and drinks and prize giveaways throughout the night. To R.S.V.P., go to http://www.travelwrapsgraphics.com/events.html.