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Phoenix Chosen as Site of 2012 Signage and Graphics Summit

2012 conference will take place January 23-25, adds new program components.




Phoenix has been chosen as the location for the 2012 Signage and Graphics Summit (SGS), the educational and networking event for producers of on-premise signage, outdoor advertising, and promotional graphics and displays. The conference will be held January 23-25, 2012, at the Arizona Grand Resort.

Designed specifically for presidents, CEOs, COOs, and other top executives of high-productivity graphics and signage companies, SGS is sponsored by The Big Picture, Signs of the Times, and Screen Printing magazines; its educational program is crafted by the editors of these publications. The Summit offers a mix of keynote sessions, thought-provoking panel discussions, peer-to-peer roundtable sessions for exchanging best-practice, and other networking opps.

“We’re excited to bring SGS to Phoenix for the first time,” says Tedd Swormstedt, president of ST Media Group, parent company of SGS and The Big Picture. “There is a strong signage and graphics community in the area to tap into, and flight options will make travel convenient for our loyal attendees from across the United States. We think the location, combined with the exciting enhancements we’re making to our program, will enable us to have the strongest SGS yet.”

The 2012 version of the event will add a variety of new program components designed to provide new educational programming, and generate additional networking opportunities. Among the enhancements:

• An invitation-only discussion group via LinkedIn to help attendees network effectively throughout the year;
• New incentives to make attendance more affordable;
• “SGS Match” meetings that will allow sponsors to meet privately with select attendees in provided suites during the conference;
• Regular SGS webinars; and
• An invitation-only cocktail party held during the SGIA show in New Orleans in October 2011.

“When we launched SGS in 2006, we created a new forum for executives of high-volume signage and graphics companies,” says Steve Duccilli, group publisher for ST Media Group’s signage and graphics division. “The educational program has always been very well-received, but we’ve learned that the biggest benefit for many attendees is the ability to have serious discussions with such a tightly targeted group of peers. We’ll be doing more throughout the year to help the SGS community benefit from the networking opportunities that make the event unique.”





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