The host site will once again be the The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd.—ground zero for four days of networking and training. THE NBM SHOW attendees will have the chance to connect with manufacturers and suppliers and see the latest technology in the sign and digital graphics, awards and engraving and apparel decorating industries.
The training schedule actually begins with two all-day classes on Wednesday, August 1: Direct-to-Garment Printing Using the Epson F2100 and F2000 Printer, put on by Equipment Zone; and a Born-to-Wrap Workshop, put on by Roland DGA. The exhibit hall opens on Thursday, August 2.
WRAPSCON is a one-of-a-kind annual professional graphics installer event featuring some of the world’s premier wrap professionals. The three days is packed with live installation demonstrations, classroom training opportunities and a question and answer session with some of the best installers in the world.
Th WRAPSCONnect panel discussion returns this year on Thursday morning, August 2, featuring a 30-minute Q&A with some of the most accredited installers in the business. Also back is WRAPSCON’s “Meet the Masters,” a casual networking happy-hour where wrappers of all levels of expertise can get to know each other, swap war stories and mingle with wrap industry icons.
Back again this year will be the WRAPSCON Wrap Olympics. This multi-round elimination competition pits 32 two-man teams against one another in a head-to-head showdown, across a number of different challenges, to determine the best of the best. The emcee for the event will be Kevin Kempf from PG NOLA, and the judges will be Jen Carney from Carbon Wraps; Luis Tirado from WBC Graphics; Starla Miller from Miller Decals; and Keith Vu from Savage Wraps.
WRAPSCON 2018 sponsors are:
Platinum Level: Mutoh America, ORAFOL, The Wrap Institute, Roland DGA, DUB IR, Mimaki, 3M
Gold Level: KPMF, OKI/Color Painter, HEXIS, Montroy Sign & Graphic Products
Silver Level: General Formulations, Alltak, Grimco
Registration to THE NBM SHOW and WRAPSCON is free and includes: entrance to the exhibit hall for the entire show; unlimited training by exhibitors in the classroom and in the exhibit hall; access to the Professional Training and Achievement Program; and admission to The BASH! at the Westin Long Beach Hotel, in Salon A/B, on Friday evening, August 3, sponsored by Next Level Apparel, Direct Capital, Johnson Plastics Plus and Orafol Americas.
There is registration fee of $25 after Wednesday, August 1.
In addition to networking and training opportunities, registrants have a chance to win $500 in Buyer Bucks each day of the show. Buyer Bucks are redeemable at any participating exhibitor during the show and for 30 days after the show closes.
Registration submitted after July 19 costs $25 per person.