Registration is now open for THE NBM SHOW and WRAPSCON in Long Beach, California July 20-22.
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., will host four days of networking and training, offering attendees 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 industry. The training schedule begins with two all-day classes on Wednesday, July 19. The exhibit hall opens on Thursday, July 20th at 10am.
WRAPSCON is the 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.
This year we will feature the WRAPSCONnect panel discussion on Thursday morning, July 20th, including a 30-minute Q&A with some of the most accredited installers in the business. Returning to WRAPSCON will be “Meet the Masters,” a networking happy-hour where wrappers of all levels of expertise can get to know each other, swap war stories or ask their favorite pro for tips.
Making its debut this year will be the WRAPSCON Wrap Olympics. This multi-round elimination competition will pit 32 two-man teams against one another in a head-to-head showdown, across a number of different challenges, to determine who is the best of the best. The emcee for the event will be Kevin Kempf from PG NOLA, and the judges will be Carl Brewer from The Wraps Installers; Jen Carney from Carbon Wraps; Luis Tiradofrom WBC Graphics; Starla Miller from Miller Decals; and Keith Vu from Savage Wraps.
So far the sponsor list for WRAPSCON is as follows, with more likely to sign on:
- Platinum: Mutoh America, ORAFOL, The Wrap Institute, Roland DGA, Wrapify, DUB IR, Mimaki
- Gold: KPMF, OKI/Color Painter, HEXIS, Hewlett Packard, Montroy
- Silver: General Formulations, 3M
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, July 21, sponsored by Next Level Apparel, Johnson Plastics Plus and Orafol.
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.