If you missed WRAPSCON 2018… you missed a lot.
If you didn’t make it Long Beach California for WRAPSCON this year… you missed yet another great show. As always, this wrap industry focused event was hosted by NBM (National Business Media) who brings us awesome publications like Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine and the annual WRAPS Magazine. The much anticipated WRAPS Magazine “…covers the materials, technology, and production of all forms of wrap applications including vehicle, fleet, building, flooring, and rough-surface wrapping. Shop owners will find it an authoritative source of business information on market trends, how-to application tips, design strategies and out-of-home and vehicle advertising.
The WRAPSCON show was anchored by a variety of wrap focused vendors from Printers to wrap films, tools, training and suppliers with everyone pitching in to create a wrap-centric experience found nowhere else on the planet. Ruggs Kochevar, Publisher – Sign & Digital Graphics and Wraps magazine / Producer – WRAPSCON @ THE NBM SHOW, said it best… “For all the moving parts that is WRAPSCON, I think we took a nice step forward this year. WRAPSconnect, Meet the Masters and, of course, the Wrap Olympics were all big hits. We saw international competitors, attendees and exhibitors alike. We had a record number of teams in the contest as well as record sponsor participation. I couldn’t be happier. The thing about an event like this is there is always room for improvement and growth. Plans have already begun for next year’s show.”
A major highlight was this year’s Wrap Olympics. Just imagine a host of industry famous judges overseeing a sizable group of professional wrap teams vying for the top prize as Wrap Olympics Champion. Speed wrapping handles, customizing helmets and rough wall installing were just a few of the challenges that each faced over the three day competition. Ultimately the Japanese team of Tadashi Kariya (Design Lab Inc) and Keiichi Hasegawa (www.c17media.com) took the top honors winning a sizable pile of prizes from the sponsors. Top notch job from “Team Samurai”
Our recommendation… sign-up for the Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine, make sure you get the WRAPS Magazine heading your way and start making plans for next year’s WRAPSCON.