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SGIA’s 2017 Printed Electronics Symposium will focus on e-textiles, with a day of presentations exploring markets and applications for wearable technology. The October 10 conference will be held at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in conjunction with the 2017 SGIA Expo.

The highly focused event is designed for business owners, managers, printers, OEMs and suppliers, according to Community Development Manager Joyia Marshall.

“SGIA’s Printed Electronics Committee chose e-textiles because of the way they’re impacting the development of the printed electronics industry,” Marshall said. “They’re new and novel, and the business opportunities they present are growing exponentially.”

Agenda topics include market developments and projected market growth, advances in inks, textiles, substrates and connectors, production processes, and materials and standards.

“The Symposium is an excellent complement to the 2017 SGIA Expo and will offer ideas for your next electronics application challenge,” Marshall added. “After a day of learning about the e-textiles market, attendees can see some of those same technologies in person on the Expo floor.”

SGIA’s Printed Electronic Electronics Symposium takes place 8:30 am–5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Tickets can be purchased during the SGIA Expo registration process for $199 (SGIA members and exhibitors) and $249 (nonmembers) through September 12. Register today at SGIAExpo.org.

Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”

For more info, visit SGIA’s 2017 Printed Electronics Symposium or  2017 SGIA Expo.

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