So people ask me every year what trade show should I go to? What is the best trade show?The best trade show can be debated, but what can’t be debated is that the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach, California deserves to be in that conversation. This year, if you are regular reader of my blog – I’ll give you an even better reason to go to this specific trade show so keep reading….
Any ISS show is a great place to see new decorating techniques, source new blank apparel suppliers, network with other businesses and pick up on new trends in the industry.
The Long Beach show in 2010 runs from January 22nd – 24th at the Long Beach convention center with the education conference opening up on January 21st. Registration is open right now and it’s plenty of time in advance for you to plan your flight to LAX. This one can be a business/leisure trip and so schedule some extra time to check out the sights in Southern California. If you are from the Northeast – like I am – a break from the cold weather is certainly well timed in the middle of winter.
So here is the reason you should go this year if you are a reader of my blog….
Almost all of my reading audience owns a heat press and a vinyl cutter or has considered the purchase of these two pieces of equipment at some time or another. This year at the show I am on schedule to deliver a brand new seminar that I guarantee will be helpful to those of you that own these pieces of equipment or for those that want to see them in action before purchasing.
On January 21st at 10:00am PST – 5:00pm PST I will be delivering a workshop titled: Capitalizing on Customization: Making a Business out of Apparel Decorating with a Vinyl Cutter.
This class will teach you the basics of using a cutter and creating artwork. It will teach how to create and apply multi color designs. We will go over new and innovative techniques such as those featured on my other blog pimpashirt.com. I will teach you how to calculate costs and selling prices for your work. And to top it all off we’ll discuss how to market and sell customized apparel. It’s basically a buffet on all things heat applied film. A 7 hour buffet with a 1 hour lunch that you don’t want to miss.
I’m asking you to make the trip and join me.
Here is a link to look at rates for the expo: Long Beach Registration
My class is a workshop class, so when you register be sure to choose an option that includes a workshop. The workshop code for my class is W02.
Right now registration is open for Long Beach but I will also be delivering this same class in February (Orlando) and in March (Atlantic City) – so stay tuned for dates and links for those classes.
As always thanks for reading and feel free to post any questions in the comments area below. Also if you plan to come and sign up, let me know so I can plan to meet you.