Charlotte, NC

Featuring: START HERE ACADEMY
Charlotte Convention Center

Last, but never least, Charlotte wraps up the GRAPHICS PRO EXPO circuit in 2022, featuring START HERE Academy!

Your FREE registration includes:

  • Entrance to the exhibit hall both days
  • Unlimited Training by Exhibitors in the Classroom and in the Hall
  • Access to the Recognized Professional Program
  • Chances to win $500 in Buyer Bucks each day!

Come see new products, learn new techniques, meet industry experts, connect with suppliers and network with peers at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or new to the business, GPX is the perfect event for you.

New this year, check out START HERE Academy. This will consist of 101-level tutorials and techniques geared towards assisting new business and helping established businesses grow and find new profit centers. Click here to find out more about this unique conference, including speakers.

Registration is open! Check out who’s exhibiting, class schedules, travel information, and more.

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO is committed to providing a safe venue in coordination with local authorities and the Charlotte Convention Center as we host live events in 2022.

GPX Safe

  • Schedule
  • Who's Exhibiting
  • Training
  • Travel
  • GPX Theater

September 15, 2022

Time (Eastern)
Description

9:30 am to 5:00 pm ET
Registration Open

Exhibit Hall is not open.


10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET
Training in the Classroom

All day seminars. Click the Training tab for more info.


4:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
START HERE Academy



September 16, 2022

Time (Eastern)
Description

7:30 am to 4:00 pm ET
Registration Open

8:00 am to 5:30 pm ET
Training in the Classroom

10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET
Exhibit Hall Open

Including Training in the Hall.


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Friday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced

Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Drinx @ GPX

Join us inside the exhibit hall at the GRAPHICS PRO booth on Friday afternoon for casual beers and soft drinks. Hang out and mingle with exhibitors and peers or swing by as you make your way through the hall.




September 17, 2022

Time (Eastern)
Description

7:30 am to 3:00 pm ET
Registration Open

8:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Training in the Classroom

10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET
Exhibit Hall Open

Including Training in the Hall.


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Saturday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced

Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.




Featured Exhibitors

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO offers classes to help you meet today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Learn new skills and gain new ideas to increase the momentum of your business – help your business grow and thrive!

Already Registered? Add Classes Here.

 

Training in the Classroom

Training in the Classroom offers attendees the opportunity to learn about trending topics, technologies, processes, equipment and more, offered in two different skill levels by our exhibitors and select GRAPHICS PRO Magazine expert columnists…

These classes are geared toward people who are brand new to a discipline or have some graphics experience but are looking to learn the fundamental techniques and/or add new profit centers in related markets.

Considered “higher learning,” these classes will take a deep dive into advanced techniques and/or the business aspect of running a graphics shop as it applies to the type of shop being run, i.e., apparel decoration, sign making or personalization product production.

Classes are offered the day before the show starts, and throughout the show, in all-day and 90-minute sessions.

 

2022 Recognized Professional Program

Attend any of the classes from the Training in the Classroom program to receive a Recognized Professional certificate.

This certificate is available exclusively to attendees at GPX and lets your customers know you are committed to keeping up with industry trends.

September 15, 2022

Time (Eastern)
Classroom
Level
Description

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
E212
-
Join the DTG Revolution!
Sponsored By: Hirsch Solutions Inc

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
E217
START HERE
Print on Purpose and Grow your Business Exponentially
Sponsored By: Digital Technology Group Inc

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
E219
-



September 16, 2022

Time (Eastern)
Classroom
Level
Description

8:00 am to 9:30 am
E212
START HERE

8:00 am to 9:30 am
E217
START HERE
Screen Print with Just a Heat Press
Sponsored By: Transfer Express

8:00 am to 9:30 am
E218
START HERE
Starting Sublimation: What Do I Need?
Sponsored By: JDS Industries

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
E217
-
Learning the Sublimation Business
Sponsored By: HIX® Corporation

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
E218
START HERE

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
E218
START HERE
Learn Sandcarving with Rayzist Photomask
Sponsored By: Rayzist Photomask

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
E217
START HERE
Printing Outside of the T-Shirt Box
Sponsored By: STAHLS'


4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
E212
START HERE
Everyone Can Learn CorelDRAW
Sponsored By: Corel Trainer

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
E217
PRO
Print More than T-Shirts
Sponsored By: Transfer Express

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
E218
PRO
Sell More to Existing Customers
Sponsored By: Advertising Specialty Institute



September 17, 2022

Time (Eastern)
Classroom
Level
Description

8:00 am to 9:30 am
E218
PRO


8:00 am to 9:30 am
E217
PRO


11:00 am to 12:30 pm
E217
PRO



Convention Center

Charlotte Convention Center

HALL(S): C2
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
|
Headquarters Hotel

The Westin Charlotte

601 South College St
Charlotte, NC 28202
|
Phone: 704-375-2600
Discount Deadline: August 22, 2022
Group Rate: $193
Hotel

Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown

610 S Caldwell St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
|
Phone: 980-500-0085
Discount Deadline: August 23, 2022
Group Rate: $179

GPX Theater Schedule

GPX Theater Image

GPX Theater, located inside the exhibit hall, features live interviews with outstanding shops from various market segments as they share best practices and their perspectives on the state of the graphics market.

Friday, September 16

11-11:30 a.m. | Kip Greer, Signarama of Durham/DesignElement of North Carolina

Design-build strategies for sign programs.

1-1:30 p.m.  | JD Hamilton, Modulex

How do you meet and exceed a customer’s expectations for a sign program?

3-3:30 p.m.  | Lon Winters with Nikki Bowen, Machine Gun Graphics and Christina Lewis Haines, Varsity

Print Girl Mafia and supporting women entrepreneurs in the apparel decorating industry.

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