Events and Education

The strategically selected GOA Conference program enables you to DISCOVER WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS by operating more efficiently, increasing sales, exploring new opportunities and improving your staff’s skills.

GOA will present powerful exchange events for attendees and exhibitors

  • CLASSROOM EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS conducted by exhibitors and industry experts.
  • Conlatingraf PRINT AWARDS and Graphic Arts Leader’s in Latin America.
  • New Executive ROUND-TABLE and panel series on Wednesday for C level executives.
  • DIGITAL COUTURE event will return on Friday night.
  • FLORIDA PRINT DAY – Saturday - events specifically for Florida printers to include a Speed Networking Session - for recruiting and working with Designers.

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Digital Couture

This event is the highlight of the Dye Sublimation Application Center on the GOA Show Floor. This show floor feature is designed to demonstrate the dye sublimation process from design to finished product. Exhibitors are invited to showcase their products and services in this exciting market segment.

This special event showcases the exquisite high fashion looks utilizing dye sublimation garment printing with an amazing high end fabric appeal. World renown Designers and Models are on the runway showing their unique fashion designs from the U.S and Latin America.


This event, presented by the Graphics of the Americas and the Printing Association of Florida, in conjunction with CONLATINGRAF (Latin American Confederation of Printing Industries), honors the 2017 Graphic Arts Leader of the Americas. This year’s recipient,  Mr. Roberto Tapia Mac Donald from ASIMPRES Chile, will be inducted into the Printing Hall of Fame.

Also, the GALA will recognize the XXIII Theobald de Nigris Printing Competition Winners.

The ceremony will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

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Events and Education


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