•  February 13, 2019
     4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn / MIX / Bowl / Bocce / Food!

Break the winter blahs – join us at Pinstripes for learning, networking, food and games. We’ll enjoy exclusive use of our private lanes in Pinstripes’ comfortable upscale atmosphere. Come for the presentation, the games or both.

First, at 4:30 p.m. we will have a special educational session with James Martin of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association. James will address the print environment for 2019 and what profitability looks like. He also will discuss value-added products and educational programming that will be featured at the new PRINTING United trade show scheduled for October 2019 in Dallas. The printing industry is buzzing about this new UNITED show with the convergence of technologies and capabilities, the blending and blurring of market segments and specialties. These are NOT trends – they’re market drivers and they are changing the world at an exponential speed.

Networking immediately follows the presentation.

Then at 6:00 p.m., we begin the bowling and bocce, with a cash bar and that delicious pizza and flatbread buffet.

Let’s get together, re-connect with industry friends and have a lot of fun. Who will take home this year’s bragging rights for highest (or lowest) score? Spouses, guests and friends are welcome.

About Our Speaker:

James Martin is currently the SGIA’s Executive Vice President responsible for all Marketing, Program Management, Advertising, Social Media, Sales, Publications, Creative Services and Public Relations. He was previously the President & CEO of MBO, the Chief Marketing Executive at Heidelberg Americas and CEO of Printing Association of Florida. He has dedicated 25 years of distinguished service to the printing media industry and has served on the Board of Directors at APTech, the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) and PIA. He is also a visiting lecturer at University of Georgia’s Terry Graduate School of Business and the Coles Graduate School of Business at Kennesaw State University.

His dedication to helping develop the next generation of Print Industry Professionals included Equipment donations to colleges and Universities as well as serving on the Executive Advisory Board at Cal Poly and presently is the Chairman of the Board at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

4:30 p.m. Presentation
5:30 p.m. Cash bar opens; networking
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Buffet, bowling and bocce





Venue Website:

7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523, United States