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Graphics of the Americas Announces Green Roundtable Forum at 39th Annual Show




Orlando, FL – January 8, 2014 – Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) today announces that it will host a special Green Roundtable event during the show. Here, printers and graphic arts professionals will come together to discuss the latest environmental trends, issues, and impact on the printing industry. The event is scheduled for Friday, February 28, from 11 am – 12:30 pm, and will be moderated by Richard Romano. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Laurie Olszewski:

Produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, and now in its 39th year, GOA will be held February 27-March 1, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.

A closer look at the current state of environmentally sustainable printing
The Green Roundtable, moderated by Richard Romano, will bring together printing industry manufacturers, print providers, suppliers, and certifying organizations to look at the current state of environmentally sustainable printing.

A sample of topics being discussed will include, but is not limited to:

  • Current trends
  • Drivers
  • Barriers
  • Relevant print buyer demands
  • The many definitions of “sustainable”
  • How the industry can combat the false notion that print and paper are inherently harmful to the environment
  • Sustainable resources available for printers and their customers

“Environmental sustainability in printing is an extremely important topic,” says George Ryan, GOA President. “The issues, trends and legislation surrounding the industry can be difficult to understand, as information is constantly changing. The Roundtable serves to help printers navigate the latest topics in this space, and is an excellent venue to openly discuss the issues at hand. We invite all show attendees and exhibitors to attend this special event.”

Green Roundtable Sponsorship
Event sponsorship is available, but limited. Those interested in participating as a Green Roundtable sponsor may contact Beth Mendez:


Show Registration
To register, or for more information about GOA 2014, please visit:, or call: 1-800-331-0461.

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32822. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit:

About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 39th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, take places on February 27-March 1, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest, annual, combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a unique event that attracts over 7,300 printers, designers, and creative professionals from around the world. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit:




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