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Lounge & Learn

Expo2018 932 Of 2018

Free education sessions right on the show floor!

Attendees will be able to take advantage of FREE 30-minute express education sessions covering current issues and product information within the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. When speakers aren’t presenting, feel free to rest your feet and recharge in the comfortable seating area.

Check out the Lounge & Learn schedule below!

Wednesday, 4/24/19 Session Title Session Description Session Speaker
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM How Outsourcing Can Benefit Your Sign Company Learn how outsourcing can save money and help leverage bids in the competitive landscape of the sign industry. Jim Schwieger, Miratec Systems
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Adhesives for Retail Graphics Branding and graphics are crucial to speaking to the customer before they ever interact with a sales associate or even a product. There are several factors to consider when choosing the proper media for the job. Learn the dos and don'ts of retail graphics and how to save you time and money through the use of proper media for the specified job. Steve Broad, Drytac;
Dennis Leblanc, Drytac
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hot Product Preview Come learn how incorporating the latest product innovations can transform your business, expand output and increase profits. The top ISA Sign Expo® 2019 Innovation Award Winners in the areas of print, electronic and traditional signage and business solutions and software will showcase how their products are transforming the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. But the learning doesn’t stop there, after the session stay for a reception where you can network with these and other suppliers as well as others in the industry who are also looking for ways to transform their business and/or solve their biggest challenges.
Thursday, 4/25/19 Session Title Session Description Session Speaker
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Activity Based Costing for Sign Fabricators Estimating is critical for make-to-order sign fabricators yet, this is often one of the most overlooked aspects of your business. Learn how to develop a costing program that ensures you are covering all of your expenses and assigning the right cost to every activity you perform. David Lechleitner, KeyedIn Solutions, Inc.
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Color for Graphics Production 101 Looking to implement color management into your workflow? Learn how to simply integrate color management processes to keep customers happy, gain new customers and stay a step ahead of the competition. Dean Derhak, SAi
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Identifying and Selecting Fonts, Technques and Purposes There are lots of different font tools available today, but which tools are the best and what is the difference between them and what can they do? Get the answer to these questions and more. This seminar will show you efficient ways to find the right font for the job, how to solve hard font identification problems and what software you can use to make your business more efficient. Mats Löfberg, Graphic Powers
Friday, 4/26/19 Session Title Session Description Session Speaker
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM How to Win Clients and Influence Sign Regulators: Tales from the Sign Research Foundation SRF research has educated over 10,000 city planners, sign code officials, and business owners on the benefits of well-designed and regulated sign systems. Join us to learn about the most recent academic research on wayfinding practices; optimal sign regulations; and sign design, placement, and visibility. Attendees will have access to all the research studies produced by the foundation and learn how to use them to educate city officials, urban planners, and clients. Sapna Budev, Sign Research Foundation;
Ted Kiper, Cardosi-Kiper Design
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ISA Town Hall Meeting Do you have questions about sign codes? Are workforce issues affecting your bottom line? Could you use resources to help with client relations? Well, look no further! ISA members, and nonmembers, are invited to join the ISA board of directors and leadership team to the annual ISA Town Hall Meeting. A short ten-minute presentation on the highlights of ISA member programs will kick off the meeting, then it’s all about you. Experts will be on hand to answer questions during this interactive session and ISA board members will be on-hand to discuss how ISA can deliver value to the industry and its members as well as answer any questions you might have for them. No preregistration is required.

ISA Sign Expo® 2019 Lounge & Learn sponsored by:

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