HOW Design Live is the biggest annual gathering of creative professionals, anywhere. The 2015 event, May 4 – 8 in Chicago, is a chance to explore the biggest ideas and learn from the smartest minds – all in one five-day design extravaganza. Attendees learn from innovative thinkers and inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops and nuts-and-bolts sessions. HOW Design Live is a career-boosting, creativity-expanding and even life-changing experience.
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Now celebrating its sixth year, the Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the preeminent conference on digital content and digital publishing strategies. In 2014, the event brought together more than 1,500 media, publishing and technology professionals from around the world – all focused on developing, building and transforming their organizations to compete in the constantly evolving digital media ecosystem. The next event takes place, Jan. 13 – 15, 2015 in New York.
Steeped in more than a century of garden level expertise, QTrade Teas & Herbs supplied the companies that originally pioneered specialty tea. QTrade is also the largest supplier of organic teas in North America, supporting clients from innovation through implementation by providing product development services, contract manufacturing (blending and packing of hot and iced teas), and expert sourcing and supply chain management services. QTrade’s clients include the largest tea conglomerates and tea retailers, coffee roasters, food service and bottled drink brands.
Healthy Beverage Expo is a trade show that’s dedicated to supporting and fueling the healthy drink segment of the beverage market. Buyers, distributors and retailers can preview and compare an extensive range of beverages, explore newly launched products, source vendors and participate in exclusive taste-test competitions.
World Tea Expo is the largest and most prominent event for the tea industry. The event covers every facet of the tea “explosion,” while attracting top businesses from more than 50 countries. Delegates gain extensive product knowledge, connect with peers, participate in educational sessions, and visit more than 200 exposition booths and experience 200+ tea product unveilings.
The North American Tea Championship is the only independent competition, judged by professional cuppers, to distinguish the highest quality and best tasting teas that are commercially available in the North American marketplace. The annual Championship is made up of three classes: Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Single Service. Each class consists of its own categories and judging panel.
World Tea East supports the expanding demand for specialty tea and related products in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States, providing solid tea education for the category’s ever-growing popularity. Organizers market World Tea East primarily to states east of the Mississippi, since it’s a dedicated regional show.
Founded in 1999 by three visionaries as a small, non-profit, 501(c)(3) patient-based advocacy organization, PanCAN understands the many challenges that patients and their families face in the fight against pancreatic cancer. With its national headquarters in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the organization fulfills its mission through a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
SCAA is a non-profit trade organization and the world recognized leader in coffee knowledge development. With over 9,000 members located in more than 40 countries, including member companies and their employees, SCAA members represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and other industry professionals.
The USBC is an event designed to encourage and recognize professional achievement in the art of espresso beverage preparation and service. During the competition, the most skilled and professional baristas from around the country showcase their skills and professionalism. Each barista prepares and serves 12 orders, including four espressos, four cappuccinos and four original signature drinks of their own creation – all within a 15-minute timeframe.
An international battle for coffee supremacy, the annual World Barista Championship is produced in conjunction with the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe. The event takes place each year in a different country and tests every element required to produce a great cup of coffee. From technique and personal presentation, to beverage quality and taste, each competitor represents the best of his or her nation. The WBC also strives to foster the production of quality coffee, encourage creativity and innovation and create an international community of coffee professionals.
As American real estate is attracting Chinese hotel and hospitality investors, and as two thirds of the world’s new hotel projects are being built in China, the US-China Hotel and Tourism Investment Forum is at the center of these industry developments. The Forum is the foremost platform to learn about the opportunities and challenges these vibrant markets present. It is the only hotel development and investment conference focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries across the United States and China.
OLCG is a growing set of global business divisions, narrow-casting to various components of the corporate communication ecosphere. Each division incorporates a centralized, collaborative, non-competitive forum, utilizing web portals, publications, social media, segment-specific search engines and related research tools. The OutputLinks Communications Group divisions include: American Printer, GCWorldBiz, GreensheetBIZ, MPSConnect, CMOConnects, OutputLinks, OutputLinks France, OutputLinks Italy and OutputLinks Latin America, OutputLinks UK, OutputLinks Asia Pacific and ExpoNewZ, among other divisions.
OutputLinks is the leading, multi-media resource for printing and document technology users and vendors in the high-volume transaction output (HVTO) industry. HVTO documents include highly individualized, high-volume electronic and print output such as bills, statements, invoices, broker confirms, insurance policies, and corporate financial documents used in the transactional conduct of corporate business. These documents are usually of a short life and need to be re-generated from new data on a recurring basis.
Since 1968, GreensheetBIZ has provided a continuous overview of the transitions of technology and trends in the graphic communications field. In 2007, Greensheet (a.k.a. Graphic Communications World) was acquired by OutputLinks Communications Group and rebranded as GreensheetBIZ, to emphasize its focus on “the business of print.” GreensheetBIZ is edited for senior industry executives in printing, publishing and converting industries, as well as educators and suppliers to these fields. During its history, GreensheetBIZ has chronicled the full spectrum of print’s evolution from a post-medieval technology through automation of page composition, the transition from letterpress to offset, the development of high speed sheetfed, web offset, flexo, gravure, digital presses and inkjet, and the movement toward automated workflow standards.
The magazine provides printers an unbiased perspective on the business trends and technical innovations that are shaping the printing industry. The quarterly publication covers news, management, prepress, press and postpress related articles. It also provides real-life strategies for boosting productivity and profitability, while maintaining a continuous dialogue with subscribers, industry suppliers, pundits and technology experts.
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events.
EDSF is a charitable foundation dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals for the document management and graphic communications marketplace. EDSF supports the industry’s future by granting scholarships to students in support of their academic careers, by providing research grants to colleges and universities, by building awareness about industry careers, and by recognizing innovative educators and educational programs. EDSF also serves vendors and users who design and implement document solutions for business applications.
IC&E is one of the Middle East’s pioneering and well respected convention management firms, having developed over 25 years’ worth of insights into markets in the Middle East, Far East, South Asia, Australia and Africa. IC&E is credited with developing industry benchmark shows in Dubai such as GETEX (the Gulf Education & Training Exhibition) and OGS (the Arab Oil & Gas Show).
The Committee of 300 of Long Beach, Calif. has been instrumental in the promoting, planning and staging of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Working closely with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Committee members serve in a variety of capacities on race weekend, most notably as official grandstand supervisors, their red jackets a beacon to fans. The C-300 also hosts hundreds of race fans in the Paddock Club, which happens to be one of race weekend’s hottest entertainment spots, for race fans to enjoy the three-day package of reserved pit-row grandstand seats.
USFN is a resource network serving the mortgage industry. Formerly known as the U.S. Foreclosure Network, it is the oldest and largest not-for-profit association of mortgage banking law firms and trustee companies in the nation. The Mission of USFN is to represent the collective interests of its membership to the real estate finance industry and increase business opportunities, as well as support the advancement of the real estate finance industry through education, legislation, political and governmental reform.
York + Company specializes in helping stakeholders maintain the integrity of their investments in companies challenged by changing markets, uneven management, lack of planning and other issues. As a a corporate turnaround company, York leads troubled businesses through restructuring toward eventual solvency.
Prosumer Solutions in Edinburgh, Scotland was a web software development company that offered The Prosumer Builder, which sought to change the economics of web app development by making it faster, smarter and cheaper to build and deploy any type of web app. The company and its offerings provided a quantum leap in the evolution of web development tools by slashing the time, cost and complexity of developing robust, scalable web apps.
The former IBM Printing Systems Division specialized in e-business printing solutions. A leader in production print solutions, print-on-demand technologies, distributed print technologies, one-to-one marketing initiatives and print management software, IBM Printing Systems Division offerings included printers, software, consultation, systems integration, supplies, service and support. The Division later became InfoPrint Solutions Company and now Ricoh.