Indianapolis, IN

October 3-5, 2024

Attend | Indianapolis, IN

Event Details

October 3-5, 2024

Classes start Oct 2, 2024
Indiana Convention Center | Halls: JK
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46225

The Crossroads of America meets the Crossroads of the Graphics Market in Indianapolis, showcasing awards and personalization, apparel decorating, and sign and digital graphics, all in one venue.

Your registration includes:

  • Entrance to the exhibit hall each day
  • Unlimited Training in the Classroom, starting with a full day of education
  • Access to the Recognized Professional Program
  • START HERE Academy
  • Chances to win $500 in Buyer Bucks each day the exhibit hall is open!
  • The Mixer: drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking

Come see new products, learn new techniques, meet industry experts, connect with suppliers and network with peers at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO, featuring START HERE Academy. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or new to the business, GPX is the perfect event for you.

 

Schedule

All times are Central
October 2
  • 9:30am to 4pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • Exhibit Hall is not open.

  • 10am to 4pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • All day seminar

  • 4pm to 8pm(CT)
  • START HERE Academy
October 3
  • 7:30am to 4pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 5:30pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(CT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm-1:30pm(CT)
  • Thursday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced
  • Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.

October 4
  • 7:30am to 4pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 3pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(CT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(CT)
  • Friday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced
  • Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.

  • 5pm to 6:30pm(CT)
  • The Mixer @ GPX
  • Join us at Victory Field (501 W Maryland St) for drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Continue your conversations with professionals alike in a fun, relaxed environment after the expo hall closes on Friday.

    Sponsored by: First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance (formerly CIT)

October 5
  • 7:30am to 3pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 12:30pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 3pm(CT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(CT)
  • Saturday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced
  • Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.

Training

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO offers classes to help you meet today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities. Learn new skills and gain new ideas to increase the momentum of your business – help your business grow and thrive!

Training in the Classroom

Training in the Classroom offers attendees the opportunity to learn about trending topics, technologies, processes, equipment and more, offered in two different skill levels by our exhibitors and select GRAPHICS PRO Magazine expert columnists… Classes are offered the day before the show starts, and throughout the show, in all-day and 90-minute sessions.


These classes are geared toward people who are brand new to a discipline or have some graphics experience but are looking to learn the fundamental techniques and/or add new profit centers in related markets.

Considered “higher learning,” these classes will take a deep dive into advanced techniques and/or the business aspect of running a graphics shop as it applies to the type of shop being run, i.e., apparel decoration, sign making or personalization product production.
October 2, 2024RoomLevel
Apparel Decorating 101
10:00 am - 4:00 pm CT
-
START HERE Academy
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
-
October 3, 2024RoomLevel
Start Here
Start Here
Start Here
UV Print Base Camp
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT
Start Here
Screen Print with a Heat Press
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT
Start Here
-
Start Here
Start Here
October 4, 2024RoomLevel
On Trend Print Placement
8:00 am - 9:30 am CT
Pro
Start Here
Start Here
Pro
-
October 5, 2024RoomLevel
-
-
-
-

2024 Recognized Professional Program

Attend any of the classes from the Training in the Classroom program to receive a Recognized Professional certificate.

This certificate is available exclusively to attendees at GPX and lets your customers know you are committed to keeping up with industry trends.

Travel Information

Convention Center

Indiana Convention Center

Halls: JK
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46225

Phone: 317-262-3400

Hotels

The Westin Indianapolis

241 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-262-8100

Room Rate: $209
Discount Deadline: 8/29/24

Hampton Inn Downtown

105 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Phone: 317-261-1200

Room Rate: $179
Discount Deadline: 8/31/24

Testimonials

Attending GRAPHICS PRO EXPO is essential for anyone in the business. I go every year and always learn something new. Meeting suppliers face-to-face has really helped leverage my product line, and the personal contacts I make are invaluable. GPX is a can’t miss event and already on my calendar for the next one.

Erich Elfeldt
LanternMax Engraving

I really enjoyed the show and learned tons of new tricks to better my business. I’m grateful for this experience and the opportunity to meet with vendors that related to my line of business. There is really everything for anyone who works with designing/producing custom graphics.

Kerstyn Kunkle
Kunkle Kreations

Each time I attend GRAPHICS PRO EXPO I come away with new knowledge and resources. One of my favorite things is the training offered; I love being able to offer my team new ways to expand their knowledge from other sources in the industry!

Charli Belz
Impress Designs

This has always been an event that I’ve looked forward to each year, and I wanted to thank you for a very nice event yesterday. I got a lot out of the UV printing seminar in the morning and had good discussions with a few vendors as well.

Judy Kriehn
Dallas Makerspace

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