PRINTING United Alliance Announces New Garment Decorating Summit


PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in the United States, today announces a new special event for this key Alliance audience. Powered by the apparel designer-focused brand Alliance, the Tailor, the Apparel Decoration Summit is an invitation-only conference to be held June 12-14, 2023 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration and more details about the Summit will be available soon.

Following the success of the highly committed Summit models produced by PRINTING United Alliance – including the Inkjet Summit, Wide-format Summit and Digital Packaging Summit – the Apparel Decoration Summit is designed for senior executives and executives in or entering the decorated apparel space seek to understand how current and future printing technologies, substrate options, market trends and data management solutions will impact their business and investment decisions. This summit will provide strategic insights into what industry leaders need to do to grow, improve and optimize their businesses.

The unique format provides valuable experience for attendees to gain insight into the “who’s who” in the apparel decorating space through keynote sessions, user panels, focused boardroom sessions and numerous networking activities and receptions.

Engage with top thought leaders in the apparel decorating space

The summit is aimed at high-volume apparel decorators and other print service providers (PSPs) who want to enter the market on a commercial level. Attendees will meet and learn from leading industry experts through a program developed by conference co-chairs Joshua Carruth, Managing Director, Decorated Apparel, PRINTING United Alliance, and Cassandra Green, Content Editor, Apparelist/Printing & PackagingGroup.

“Just as printers seek information and advice, suppliers are looking for ways to identify and develop relationships with highly qualified decision makers, says Carruth. “The Apparel Decorating Summit offers sponsors boardroom presentations and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with executive attendees who drive their company’s research, strategy and buying. »

Carruth says the Summit is another way the Alliance is investing in this important community.

“The Alliance is excited to continue to grow both its dedicated content and events that bring value to the entire decorator community,” he continued. “We are working closely with an advisory board that represents some of the brightest minds in the apparel decorating market, proven thought leaders and subject matter experts to ensure this event directly answers the call and to the needs of all who are in this space. The board will work to address the most pressing topics in the field today and provide answers and solutions to frequently sought questions at this dedicated summit.

The Apparel Decorating Summit is just one of many events planned for this community. The popular THREADX and WB/Camps will also be offered again. More details on these upcoming events.

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PRINTING United Alliance, America’s most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association, comprising the industry’s broad communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals in all market segments with premier education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety and environmental sustainability advice. plan, plus resources from the industry’s leading media company – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in G7 and standards-based training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire US supply chain. industry.

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